Leadville, Colorado

My name is Lori Hall-Araujo and I am a scholar who studies dress as a mode of communication.  I'm interested in material culture and the ways people engage with media to create meaning.  I have worked in museums and private collections to organize and curate.  My research, which I've presented and published internationally, often engages ethnographic methods.  I am currently curator for the Costume Museum and Research Library and assistant professor in the School of Design at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.


Recent Projects

Gallery installation (Photograph: Aurola Wedman-Alfaro)
Photographer: Aurola Wedman

Curator for 75 Years of the Stephens Fashion Program (February 23 to May 12, 2019) organized by the Stephens College Costume Museum and Research Library.

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News & Upcoming Events

Suffrage: What's fashion got to do with it? is now open open through December 13th at the Stephens College Historic Costume Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.  Click the link for directions and hours.  Admission and parking are free!

Participating in Reimagining the Museum, a conference of the Americas in Oaxaca, México (Nov.22-22).

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