Two Exhibitions Opening February 9

Get all of the information you need to visit our upcoming exhibitions, opening Tuesday, February 9:

919 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90015

10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Museum will be open Monday, February 29 and closed Friday, March 4

Remember, our exhibitions are always free!


24th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design


2014 Academy Award Winner for Best Costume Design: Milena Canenero for The Grand Budapest Hotel

FIDM Museum & Galleries’ popular annual exhibition shines the spotlight on costumes that help bring memorable film characters to life. Visitors have the opportunity to see the exquisite designs and craftsmanship produced by Hollywood’s top costume designers. This year’s exhibition will feature 23 of 2015’s most notable films in a variety of genres. Highlights include Crimson Peak, The Hateful Eight, Straight Outta Compton, and STAR WARS: The Force Awakens. The FIDM Museum is thrilled to showcase all five Academy Award nominees for Best Costume Design:

Carol - Sandy Powell

The Revenant - Jacqueline West

The Danish Girl - Paco Delgado 

Mad Max - Jenny Beavan

Cinderella - Sandy Powell

February 9, 2016 – April 30, 2016 (open Monday, Feburary 29 and closed Friday, March 4)

A Graceful Gift: Fans from the Mona Lee Nesseth Collection


Félix Alexandre, Artist
Dumoret, Jeweler
France, c. 1875-85
Mother-of-pearl, point de gaze lace, gilded silver & diamonds
Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth

Fixed, folded, or fontage—fans have cooled the air, aided elegance of movement, and spoken a silent language for centuries. A Graceful Gift displays the fantastical ornamentation of these miniature artworks that hold our gaze and draw us in to look ever closer: minutely painted leaves depict courtly lovers, expertly carved mother-of-pearl scenes reveal convoluting cherubs, and delicately entwined silk filaments form bouquets of lace. As intended, these remarkable late-Victorian and Edwardian accessories are complemented by couture ensembles dressed for varied occasions that required a final flourish at the wrist.

Fashion Council member and world-renowned gemologist Mona Lee Nesseth exercised her jeweler’s eye when forming this remarkable collection of Belle Époque fans. The FIDM Museum is enriched by her generous gift.

February 9, 2016 – July 2, 2016 (open Monday, February 29 and closed Friday, March 4)


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