Funding Arts Broward (FAB) will present A Night at the NSU Art Museum on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and FAB member, this free virtual fundraiser will feature a tour of the museum’s newest exhibit, “The World of Anna Sui.” The presentation will also introduce “Eric N. Mack: Lemme Walk Across the Room” and “Iké Udé: Select Portraits,” two other exhibits on display. A Q&A session will follow the tour and presentation. Register here by April 16.
FAB creates captivating programming, entertainment, and events for its members and the public that spotlights South Florida’s unique cultural offerings. This is the eighth installment of the FAB Presents virtual pop-up series. Previous programs are available on FAB’s YouTube channel.
“FAB is thrilled to be able to offer this engaging, exclusive and fashionable behind-the-scenes virtual foray into the art of fashion for its current and prospective members,” said Ed Hashek, president of FAB. “The public is invited to join us as we explore the glamorous and eclectic world of Anna Sui, one of New York’s most beloved and accomplished designers, and step inside her imagination.”
Thematically arranged, “The World of Anna Sui” explores Sui’s lifelong engagement with an array of “archetypes” including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers—motifs that are prevalent in her work. Hallmark outfits include Sui’s “Silver Peruvian Ensemble” and iconic sequined silk organza “Babydoll Dress” from Spring 1994. Items on view also include fashions worn by Sui’s personal style icons who include Anita Pallenberg and Jane Holzer.
The range of different styles on display emphasize Sui’s consistent design approach as she incorporates her current passions into every garment. As it celebrates American fashion, the exhibition also provides a fascinating guide to the history of American pop culture and an inside look into the creative process and unique world view of this iconic designer whose daring and experimental approach to design has become a mainstay of the international fashion scene.
“The World of Anna Sui” is organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London and is curated by Dennis Nothdruft.