Particles of Color: Where Science Meets Fashion

A hand sews sustainable sequins onto a piece of fabric.
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Cost: Free
Join Texas Science and Natural History Museum for the grand opening of an exciting new exhibition that explores newly developed sustainable sequins and their use across a range of artistic creations, from garments to textiles, art and jewelry.


Step into the world of creation as you engage with the mesmerizing displays of more than 50 objects designed with more than 10,000 sustainable sequins, and explore the research behind the plant-based, compostable and non-toxic sequins. Color, light and artistry work together to culminate in a makerspace that allows the museum visitor to become part of the creation process.

Particles of ColorWhere Science Meets Fashion was directed by Dr. Jessica Ciarla, Associate Professor of Instruction in the Division of Textiles and Apparel with creative consultation provided by Gail Chovan, Assistant Professor of Instruction. Research development of the sustainable sequins originated through the UT Austin President’s Award for Global Learning led by Dr. Ciarla with co-faculty Dr. Nathaniel Lynd and Assistant Professor of Instruction, Luisa Gil Fandino. 

This special exhibit can be found on the fourth floor of the museum. 


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