Reception or dinner dress, ca. 1885. Silk faille, pearls. Made by R.H. White & Co. of Boston

Don’t forget – “Stepping Out: The Art of Formalwear” opens this Sunday. Our exhibit explores the art of “dressing to the nines” for men and women from the 1870s to the 1980s. The opening reception is this Sunday, November 13, from 1-4 pm at the Cassidy Art Museum, 35 Washington Street, in Peabody. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. We can’t think of a more pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon.