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Purse-onas exhibit at Esse Purse Museum

ESSE Purse Museum is pleased to showcase the Purse-onas photo exhibit by  JasonTravis , which features photo portraits of people of all ages above a photo of each person’s bag or purse and its contents, offering an intimate look into the lives of others.

In conjunction with the exhibit’s opening, ESSE will resume “The ESSE Purse Project,” an online exhibit of visitors’ and other willing participants’ purses/briefcases/backpacks and their contents.

The beautiful photos by Jason Travis seem tailor-made for the purse museum’s permanent exhibit, “What’s Inside: A Century of Women and Handbags.” The permanent exhibit focuses on the 20th-century American woman and her development, as shown through handbags and their contents. Travis’ photos (and “The ESSE Purse Project’) bring the concept into the current decade – and include men.

Purse-onas and ESSE go together as well as your mother’s matching purse and shoes. Don’t miss the chance to see them together!

Purse-onas by Jason Travis runs Wednesday, Jan. 13, through Sunday, March 13. ESSE Purse Museum & Store is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. everyday but Monday.

The Esse Purse Museum is only blocks from The Empress and is the only purse museum in North America!  Check out the museum, and then head next door for lunch at The Root Cafe or across the street for ice cream at The Green Corner Store.  Soma is the place to be this spring!