IU Museum Showcases Glenn Close Costumes

Cruella De Vil fur fans take note – iconic costumes worn by actress Glenn Close are out of storage from the Indiana University Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) expansion we designed and now on display. Fifty-six of Close’s movie and theatre costumes – including her red fur coat from the film “101 Dalmatians” – comprise “The Art of the Character” exhibit at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum on the Bloomington campus through November 14. Close chose IU to house her 800+-piece costume collection after learning about ALF’s climate-controlled, archival facilities. Our architecture team designed a state-of-the-art ALF expansion, completed in 2020, supporting three different environmental conditions. ALF is one of the few university facilities in the country that can safety store and preserve textiles, books, arts, and historical artifacts.

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