"Dressing The Abbey" Comes To The Muskegon Museum Of Art

Exhibition Of Original Costumes Worn By The Stars Of “Downton Abbey” Opens June 23

June 17, 2022

The Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, Mich., is excited to host “Dressing the Abbey” from June 23 through Sept. 12. “Dressing the Abbey” weaves popular culture, fashion, and history in an exhibition borrowed from Downton Abbey’s wardrobe.
Experience original costumes worn by the stars of “Downton Abbey” that depict fashions of the British aristocracy in the early 20th century. The exhibition showcases the turbulence and changes in the late Edwardian era through the 1920s through the fashions of the period while evoking fans’ favorite moments.
The exhibition’s award-winning costumes created for the British hit drama were produced by the London costume house of Cosprop Ltd. The costumes were created for the show’s aristocratic Crawley family and their servants who inhabit the fictional English country estate of Downton Abbey. The costumes range from country tweeds and riding outfits and servants’ uniforms and footmen’s livery to lavish evening attire crafted from sumptuous fabrics and decorated with intricate embroidery, lace, and beading.
Tickets are available for purchase online through Eventbrite and at www.MuskegonArtMuseum.org. Admission into “Dressing the Abbey” is $15 for adults, $5 for children up to 17, and free of charge for Muskegon Museum of Art members.
“Dressing the Abbey” is presented by Fifth Third Bank and underwritten by Consumers Energy, DTE Foundation, Hines Corporation, Nichols, Rehmann, and Deb and Steve Olsen.
For further information, visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org.


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