Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker CultureThe American Federation of Arts (AFA) is proud to announce the national tour of Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture. Originating at the Bata Shoe Museum, this is the first museum exhibition in the United States to examine the sneaker’s complex and fascinating social history, from its origins in the mid-19th century to its role in the present day as a status symbol of urban culture.
Generous support for the national tour of the exhibition is provided by:
Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture will travel to:
July 10–October 4, 2015 More Info
December 3–February 28, 2016 More Info
June 11–August 14, 2016 More Info
September 9–November 27, 2016 More Info
December 22, 2016–April 2, 2017 More Info
May 13–September 4, 2017 More Info
This website is produced in conjunction with the exhibition Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum.
The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum, and all web content is by Elizabeth Semmelhack except when explicitly stated otherwise.
Generous support for the national tour of the exhibition is provided by
Michelle Hargrave, Curator & China Initiative Project Director
Lindsey O'Connor, Curatorial Assistant
Kirstin Purtich, Curatorial Assistant
Publications & Communications:
Audrey Walen, Manager of Publications
Natalie Espinosa, Manager of Communications & Marketing
Design & Development: