Hats off…

“Mad Hatters: New York Hats and Hatmakers” continues through July 31 at City Lore, a Manhattan gallery. Maxine Marie illustration courtesy City Lore.

WAG, as you know, likes a good topper.

We have featured fanciful hats and milliners in our pages many a time.

It was back in early 2014 that we followed up our story on Pelham-based milliner Susan Saas with a variety of coverage related to the exhibition “HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture & Couture” at ArtsWestchester in White Plains.

We were delighted to read the following in the organization’s June newsletter:

“ArtsWestchester’s 2014 ‘HATtitude’ exhibition has found its way to New York City (NYC)’s East Village due to a collaboration with the Center for Art, Tradition, and Cultural Heritage. City Lore Gallery’s spring exhibition, ‘Mad Hatters: New York Hats and Hatmakers,’ explores how hats are used to communicate identity on the streets of the City.”

It’s good to see that a topic so artfully celebrated by ArtsWestchester – which has just wrapped up its thought-provoking “SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity” exhibition – will be in the spotlight once again.

The hat exhibition at City Lore continues through July 31, and I am definitely making a plan to stop by.

The gallery, at 56 E. 1st St., is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 6 p.m. weekends (other days by appointment).

For more, visit citylore.org. – Mary Shustack

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