Stormy Kromer: Evolution of a Classic

December 3, 2022 – February 26, 2023
Organized by the Woodson Art Museum, Stormy Kromer: Evolution of a Classic puts a local spin on global headwear. From invention and evolution throughout a century, the stylish and durably designed Stormy Kromer hats are interwoven into Wisconsin culture. The lore is part of the lure. A pull-down ear band stitched to a baseball cap kept a train worker’s head warm and dry amid winter winds. From authentic originals to ever-evolving designs, the Stormy Kromer caps – along with fascinating archival material – celebrate the art of hat and headwear design.

On viewStormy Kromer logo concurrent with the Global Language of Headwear exhibition, Stormy Kromer: Evolution of a Classic was organized by Woodson Art Museum curator of exhibitions Shannon Pueschner with assistance from Gina Jacquart Thorsen, CEO, Jacquart Fabric Products, home of Stormy Kromer, in Ironwood, Michigan.

For additional details about these and other programs complementing the Hats & Headwear: Global to Local exhibitions, check the Woodson Art Museum’s online events calendar, the events calendar PDF, the online Hats & Headwear press release, and the Global Language of Headwear exhibition webpage.

Exhibition Highlights

Stormy Kromer® Cap
Stormy Kromer® Cap
Original Stormy Kromer® Cap
Stormy Kromer® Cap
George and Ida Kromer

Thanks to the members, donors, grantors, and sponsors who support exhibitions and programs.

A Dudley Foundation grant supports this exhibition. A Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism supports expanded Stormy Kromer: Evolution of a Classic marketing efforts. Exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Marketing is supported in part by City of Wausau Room Tax funds.

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