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First Fridays at the Museum: Funny Face (1957)

Friday, May 4, 5–9 p.m.

 Dress in your favorite styles from the 1950s and ’60s!

See our new exhibit Look Again: Discovering Historical Photos and our lobby exhibit The Shape of Fashion, then stay for a screening of the film, Funny Face, starting at 6:30 p.m. 

Even with costumes by legendary designer Edith Head, this classic film was not an immediate hit. Based on the love story of noted fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon (whose character, Dick Avery, is played by Fred Astaire) and his first wife (characterized in the movie as shy bookstore clerk Jo Stockton, played by Audrey Hepburn), the movie features Jo’s reluctant transformation into an international model.

Before the film begins, enjoy free samples of Double Barley Brewing while they last. So Good Pupusas Food Truck will also be serving food next to the museum on Edenton Street. Lobby-level exhibits are open all evening; the Museum Shop is open until 8 p.m