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Beyond the Veil: Dress, Identity, and Tradition through the Eyes of the Muslim and Arab Women of Greater Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Beyond the Veil is a special exhibition created as a joint project between the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Arab and Muslim Women’s Research and Resource Institute, showcasing the dress of Muslim women from the Milwaukee area and exploring some enduring traditions in Muslim clothing. Featuring over 30 garments and clothing sets, this exhibit aims to expand public knowledge concerning the significance of cultural clothing beyond stereotypes, and to give women from the Milwaukee community an opportunity to speak about their experiences both here, and in the diverse societies of their ethnic descent.