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Fri, May 05


Wichita Art Museum

Badass Women at WAM event Pulp Fashion: Fashioning Art from Paper

An exclusive tour of the Pulp Fashion: Fashioning Art from Paper exhibit at the Wichita Art Museum!

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Badass Women at WAM event Pulp Fashion: Fashioning Art from Paper
Badass Women at WAM event Pulp Fashion: Fashioning Art from Paper

Time & Location

May 05, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203, USA


About the event

Badass Women at WAM event Pulp Fashion: Fashioning Art from Paper

This event meets at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Blvd.

We’re meeting in the lobby at 6 PM for our guided tour.

Free for WAM members, $12 for adults

Tickets available at the door or in advance:


Join the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance at the Wichita Art Museum for an exclusive tour of the incredible work by  Isabelle de Borchgrave in the Pulp Fasion: Fashioning Art from Paper Exhibit. We’ll have our own dedicated docent to give us insider information about the exhibit and a badass activity for a chance to win semi-fabulous prizes. The museum closes at 9 PM on Friday, and we’ll have plenty of time to see more of the museum, visit the gift store, or get a snack in the new 1400 By Elderslie restaurant.

About the exhibition:

Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave creates breathtaking paper recreations of historical costumes. The life-size sculptures celebrate the artist’s love of vibrant color, textiles, and the artistic effect trompe l’oeil (French for “fools the eye”).

From replicas of Renaissance Italian gowns to recreations of the fantastical modernist costumes of the Ballet Russes, de Borchgrave’s work is meticulously crafted and astonishingly beautiful.

This exhibition explores 300 years of fashion history, featuring dresses from Queen Elizabeth I to Coco Chanel. De Borchgrave’s paper costumes have been featured in major exhibitions around the world from Venice to San Francisco—and now in Wichita.

The extensive exhibition with more than 90 artworks celebrates the breadth of de Borchgrave’s work with costume and fashion history and is designed to introduce her work to a wider audience. De Borchgrave’s paper sculptures are masterpieces of trompe l’oeil—even upon close inspection it is often difficult to discern that the costumes are made of paper.

BADASSGUEST passes not valid for special events. 

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