25 January - 30 June 2013
"The exhibition has been safely packed up and sent on to Gateshead for its next stop and we are delighted with the result. We had 21,690 visitors in the five week period. We would have expected 15,000 visitors in a normal summer. I had not expected to have so many, because 20,000 was my best estimate.
Your presence made all of the difference and launched the exhibition in the best way possible!"
Curator at the Assembly Room, Bath
Gemma gets close and personal with Mary Wilson.
Assembly Room, Bath
Set against the backdrop of the meteoric rise of Motown records and the American civil rights movement, the exhibition explores the inspirational role The Supremes played in changing racial perceptions, and their influence on today's performers.
Featuring over fifty outfits that chart the changing image of the group, from their dresses in the early days as The Primettes, to the glamorous Hollywood designs worn at the height of their fame, the exhibition examines how the group was carefully styled by Berry Gordy and his Motown associates to appeal to the widest possible audience.
Based on the collection of Mary Wilson, the display includes the groups's music, album covers and archive performance footage as well as new video interviews with Wilson and Maxine Powell, Motown's in-house Artist Development Director.
|Nov 13 - Jan 12, 2012||The Wichita Art Museum||http://wichitaartmuseum.org/|
|July 23 - Oct 17, 2011||The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery: Misericordia University, Dallas, PA||http://www.misericordia.edu/|
|February 4 - 14, 2011||Ukrainsky Dim, Kyiv, Ukraine||http://ukraine.usembassy.gov/americanmusic.html|
|Jun 10 - Sep 6, 2010||Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA|
|Oct 24, 2009 - Jan 24, 2010||The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, UK|
|Jul 25 - Aug 31, 2009||The Assembly Rooms, Bath, UK|
|Feb 21 - Jun 7, 2009||Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery (Waterhall Gallery), Birmingham, UK||www.bmag.org.uk|
|Nov 8 - Jan 31, 2008||Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK|
|May 13 - Oct 19, 2008||Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK||www.vam.ac.uk/Supremes|