White River Valley Museum
Dates: 1/10-6/17/2018

“Suffer for Beauty” was first mounted in 1994 and was very popular, so we reprised it in 2009. The 2018 iteration of the exhibit continues that tradition of a riotous display of costume, undergarments, historic images of trend-setting beauties and of local women doing their best to keep up with fashion. New elements have been added to the exhibit, including displays of 1960s and 1970s fashion, a portrayal of how the female form really doesn’t change — as shown by an array of famous bathing beauties (1880-1970), and a series of exciting new programs – please see SoCoCulture calendar for programs throughout the run of the exhibit.

Suffer for Beauty is co-curated by Director Cosgrove and Green River College Professor and Museum Board Member Michelle Marshman.

The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE on Auburn’s Les Gove Campus.