Hat Tea in the Windy City
Join MAA Sunday afternoon 1-4 pm June 2 in the Palm Court at the Drake Hotel, as they present new summer hats in straw, silk and linen, full of flowers or simple and clear. Chicago, of course.

Web site: Millinery Arts Alliance

Costumers Annual Symposium
The 28th National Symposium will address the theme "The Future of Dress: Education and Advocacy". A rich and fascinating program of lectures and activities. Chicago milliner Eia will be showing some of her hats. At the Drake in Chicago, June 5-8.

Web site: Costume Society of America

Hat & Art
This exhibition is the result of a special project involving Dutch and international artists, hat designers and jewellry designers, developing a composite vision of modern beauty. On view in Istanbul, June 13 to July 6, at the DiRiMART Gallery.

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Web site: Vizon Show

Chapeau d'un jour
Once an every day accessory, today's hat is particularly appreciated as a sign of distinction related to special occasions: social events, rites and festivities, advertising and marketing. In Chazelles/Lyon from May 26 to September 29.

Web site: Musee du Chapeau

The Show: Fashion
Innovative and inspirational presentations from postgraduate students of the School of Fashion and Textiles. Public (June 12) and press (June 13) catwalk shows in London, strictly by ticket only.

Web site: Royal College of Art

Catherine Walker
To celebrate 25 years of activity of one of Britain's leading couturiers, a display of over fifty stunning designs in the Dress Gallery. From May 23 to November 17, in London.

Web site: Victoria & Albert

Adrian: American Glamour
A retrospective comprising costumes and fashion, sketches and photographs, to illustrate his work both as a quintessentially American 20th century designer and as Hollywood costumer. In New York until August 18.

Web site: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur
Over 400 Sumerian artifacts dating circa 2500 B.C. from the Royal Cemetery at Ur, including Puabi's elaborate headdress of gold. In Cambridge MA from May 18 to Sept. 1.

Web site: Fogg Art Museum

Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-1968
Designed to show the leading movements emerging in Paris during the period, it focuses on four eras, identified with four quarters of the city: Montmartre, Montparnasss, St Germain, Latin. In Bilbao May 28 to September 2.

Web site: Guggenheim Bilbao

The Magic of Lace
A selection of needle and bobbin laces, as well as earlier techniques including cut and drawn work, and significant examples of machine-made laces. In Chicago until June 9, galleries 57-59.

Web site: Art Institute of Chicago

New York: Capital of Photography
A chronicle of the changing face of NYC through the 20th century, interpreted by the photographers who viewed the city as the capital of modern times. In New York until September 2.

Web site: The Jewish Museum

Hats Off!
Featuring the museum's extensive collection of women's and men's hats, in a setting focusing on how local history and life styles relate to the rest of the world. In Auburn, not far from Seattle, WA, until June 16.

Web site: White River Valley Museum

Artists of Br¸cke: Themes in German Expressionist Prints
MoMA's first exhibition created exclusively for the Web, it showcases an exceptional collection of German Expressionism. A number of themes include representations of hats. On the Internet, your time and place.

Web site: MoMA

Stieglitz: Europe 1886-1894
Seventh in a series of online study tours, it is part of an ambitious and innovative undertaking, a multiyear project dedicated to the study of this seminal American photographer. On the Internet, your time and place.

Web site: National Gallery of Art

Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years
The exhibition, shown last year at the Met in NY, of 80 original outfits and accessories including the famous pillbox she wore to the inauguration ceremony, 40 years after she became First Lady. In Washington, DC until September 30.

Web site: The Corcoran

William Morris: Man Adorned
In this selection of 11 works from the 65 sculptures in the Man Adorned series, shields and spears, earrings and beads, and shells and bones adorn figures that evoke primitive cultures. In Pittsburgh at the Museum of Art Theater until July 7.

Web site: Carnegie Museum of Art

Fez: Inner City
Through a series of 11 video installations, the authors guide the visitor on a journey from the public to the private spaces of Fez. In Barcellona until May 30.

Web site: Centre de Cultura Contemporýnia de Barcelona

In a spectacular range of 200 tiaras, dating 18th century to the present, be dazzled by the finest gemstones, celebrity and designer tiaras. Tiara Ball March 29. Exhibition on view until July 14.

Web site: Victoria & Albert

Hidden Threads of Peru
A profound study of Q'ero textile traditions, the exhibition offers the opportunity to view textiles and photos illustrating the work of this isolated community. Several related lectures. In Washington, D.C. until August 18.

Web site: The Textile Museum

Goya: Images of Women
The first major exhibition dedicated to the artist's representation of women. Drawn principally from the Museo Nacional del Prado, the display includes many works never exhibited in the US before. In Washington, D.C. until June 2.

Web site: National Gallery of Art

Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence
Featuring 41 great tapestries of the century 1460-1560, preparatory drawings and documents from 33 collections in 12 countries, it is the first major loan exhibition of tapestries in the USA in 25 years. In New York until June 19.

Web site: The Metropolitan

Baroque Painting in Genoa
The first major display in Britain of paintings from 17th century Genoa, at the time one of the richest cities of Northern Italy and venue of flourishing arts. In London March 13 to June 16.

Web site: National Gallery

The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
A traveling version of the exhibition from the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History that chronicles the lives of past presidents. In Chicago until September 2.

Web site: Chicago Historical Society

Seeing Things: Photographing Objects 1840-2001
An exploration of photographic still life, it takes in the full spectrum of documentary, fine art and advertising, and includes works of many famous as well as lesser known photographers of today. In London until August 18.

Web site: Victoria & Albert

Van Gogh Gauguin
An outstanding selection of works from both artists, accompanied by their comments in letters and correspondence. Until June 2 in Amsterdam.

Web site: Van Gogh Museum

Mario Testino: Portraits
Testino's portraits constitute an ultra-A-list in our obsessively celebrity-conscious age: Diana, Madonna, Naomi, Kate...This is the first museum exhibition of his work. In London until June 4.

Web site: National Portrait Gallery

American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift
The first and only time the entire collection will be shown in its entirety. It includes over 400 items including paintings, sculpture, pottery, needlework and other folk arts from the last three centuries. In New York until June 2, 2002.

Web site: American Folk Art Museum

Fashion, Flappers 'n All That Jazz
Experience Chicago nightlife in the Roaring '20s through the trendsetting fashion, innovative music and athletic dances that marked the era. Opens November 17 in Chicago, on view until September 29, 2002.

Web site: Chicago Historical Society

Spirit Capture: Native Americans and the Photographic Image
200 photographs selected from the museum's vast archives document Native Americans from 19th century daguerreotypes to contemporary color slides. At the George Gustav Heye Center in New York until July 21, 2002.

Web site: National Museum of Native Americans

Sonderborg Hattelaug
Hat association and museum founded by Ester Fick in Sonderborg, Denmark. Summertime exhibitions in the old water tower. Over 1000 hats, more will be welcome!

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No hats after 6...
Who says it's improper for a woman to wear a hat after 6 pm? Who wants to take a hat off after wearing it all day only to reveal horrid HATHAIR!!!! So what's the scoop: hats after 6 pm or not? Speak out, ye Women of the South!

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