Event: Take Your Purse With You: The Reimagined Work...

Take Your Purse With You: The Reimagined Work of Katherine Strause

Dates & Times

Today thru Sun, Aug 27, 2017


General Admission is $10, Students, Seniors, and Military are $8.


ESSE Purse Museum
1510 South Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72202


The staff at ESSE couldn’t be happier to showcase Strause’s work, which features paintings of women and their purses.  Inspired by discarded and found mid-century photographs, Strause’s series touches on themes of transcendence, hope, and transformation.  Her work aspires to challenge viewers in how they think about the past and present as well as generations of women in their lives.

Take Your Purse With You is tailor-made for ESSE and pairs perfectly with the museum’s permanent exhibit, What’s Inside: A Century of Women and Handbags, 1900-1990, which tells the 20th-century story of the American woman through the purse and its contents.