Katharine Hepburn

Through January 15, 2018

Capturing that spirit of independence and personal sense of style, “Dressed for Stage and Screen” features more than 40 free-standing costumes worn in 21 films and six stage productions spanning Hepburn’s illustrious 66-year career. It also showcases an ensemble of her signature look tailored beige trousers and jackets, as well as a display of film stills, posters, photographs, lobby cards, playbills, and stage makeup.

The first major costume exhibition in upstate South Carolina, this exceptional display not only presents an up-close look at the defining style of one of the most recognized actresses, it also introduces visitors to some of the best costume designers of the time: Valentina, Howard Greer, Cecil Beaton and Jane Greenwood, who designed Hepburn’s stage costumes; Walter Plunkett, Irene, Muriel King, Edith Head and Margaret Furse, who designed her film costumes.

“Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen,” is on loan from the Kent State University Museum. It is curated by Jean Dreusedow, director of Kent State’s Museum of Costume & Decorative Art.


Friday Flicks – Join us for afternoons filled with film and fun facts from behind the scenes. Learn more.

Monday Movie Matinee – Join author Kathryn Smith for a look at the history behind the story of “Holiday” on Monday, December 18 at 2:00 pm. Learn more.

Exhibit Tours – Every Friday from November 17 through January 12 we will be offering a tour of the Katharine Hepburn collection at 3:00 pm. Tours are admission plus $2. No registration required. **Please note, if you are a group of 10 or more we ask you to book a private tour by calling 864-467-3100.**

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