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Head to Toe, New Exhibition Opens at The Museum at FIT; November 17, 2021 – May 8, 2022

Head to Toe, New Exhibition Opens at The Museum at FIT; November 17, 2021 – May 8, 2022

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Museum at FIT (MFIT) presents Head to Toe, an exhibition that explores the history of Euro-American women’s fashion from 1800 through the early twenty-first century by examining the role of accessories within the total ensemble. Accessories communicate socially constructed ideas, including femininity, sexuality, modesty, race, class, power, and modernity, as well as illuminate changes in the broader social landscape. Although they are often seen as ancillary to garments, accessories have always been essential components of the fashionable ensemble, and serve as important objects for understanding how women express their personal identities.



“Accessories have become so central to fashion that they are hardly an accessory anymore,” says Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of MFIT. “In fact, even in the nineteenth century, hats, gloves,

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Crystal Bridges announces 2022 exhibition season

Jun. 21—BENTONVILLE, Ark. — From gritty fashion to futuristic home architecture, several exhibitions will debut at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2022, as the tourist hot spot continues to tap into the nation’s conscience.

“Every year we try to present new and exciting subject matter, and (2022) is no exception,” said Beth Bobbitt, the museum’s public relations director. “Visitors with an interest in the evolution of American fashion, music and art in Black southern culture and contemporary architecture, will not be disappointed.”

Unlike theme parks, an award-winning museum such as Crystal Bridges must remain relevant each season by offering new exhibits, programs or expansions.

“Crystal Bridges is a place for learning and engagement, respite, social connection and inspiration,” Bobbitt said. “Our collection is roughly 3,500 objects and it’s important to frequently change the artwork so we can showcase new and diverse works to tell a more complete story

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