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.
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
- Anyone with a passion for fashion, art, and museums
- Working professionals and students