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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. 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. 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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  • Spring 2018
    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Apr 13 - May 11
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Washington Square