Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Press Release

It’s nearly time to say ¡Adiós! to ¡Viva México! 

Photo courtesy of ROM (Click to enlarge)

¡Viva México! Clothing & Culture closes at the ROM on Monday, May 23, 2016
Over 130,000 visitors have already enjoyed exhibition’s vibrant charm

TORONTO — Charming more than 130,000 visitors since its May 2015 opening, ¡Viva México! Clothing & Culture is now in its final weeks at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The colourful exhibition closes on Monday, May 23, 2016.

On display in the Museum’s Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, the exhibition has been enhanced throughout its presentation by lively demonstrations from talented, Mexico-based artists (whose creations are included in the exhibition), as well as a stunning variety of inspiring programming. 

The exhibition’s companion book Mexico: Clothing & Culture by Chloë Sayer, with contributions by exhibition co-curator Dr. Alexandra Palmer, the ROM’s Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Senior Curator, is available in the ROM Boutique and online.

Young women wearing richly embroidered clothing for the Feast of the Assumption in Santa María Reoloteca,
Tehuantepec, Oaxaca State. © Chloë Sayer, 2004.

¡Viva México! Clothing & Culture features approximately 150 pieces created in Mexico between the 18th and 21st centuries. It marks the first-ever presentation of the ROM’s wide-ranging collection which spans 300 years and reflects Mexico’s indigenous and colonial past. The exhibition is included with ROM general admission.


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