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Fashion in Museums

While fashion exhibitions prove to generate the highest turnover and PR for museums, an ongoing debate has persisted over the past decade among critics, scholars, and museologists: Does fashion belong in museums? To answer this intricate question, this course travels to a different museum in the City each session. We examine firsthand the major fashion exhibitions and collections in New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum at FIT, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Cooper-Hewitt. We learn about the pioneering exhibitions in museum history; discover prestigious collections; and even handle historic objects—from 19th-century corsets to 1920s Chanel dresses, Dior couture gowns, and more.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the role that fashion plays in representing culture, society, and history, while serving as a valuable educational tool for generations to come
  • The experience of visiting landmark fashion exhibitions in New York City

Ideal for

  • Anyone with a passion for fashion, art, and museums
  • Working professionals and students
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    • Semester

      Spring 2017
    • Date

      Mar 31 - May 5
    • Day

      Friday
    • Time

      Day
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      5
    • Location

      Varies
    Tuition $310
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      2
    • Semester

      Spring 2017
    • Date

      Apr 1 - May 6
    • Day

      Saturday
    • Time

      Day
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      5
    • Location

      Varies
    Tuition $310