Date - August 7, 2016
10:00 am until 2:00 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10028
Join me for a visit to Manhattan to see Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology in the afternoon, after brunch at a nearby restaurant (to be announced). For those who are interested, a second option is available: The Met Breuer in the morning, to see Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, and Diane Arbus: In the Beginning.
10:00am – Met Breuer visit
12:00pm – Lunch, restaurant to be announced
1:00 pm – Manus x Machina
These will be self-guided visits. Admission is free for Metropolitan Museum of Art members. For those who are not members, advance online ticket purchase is recommended, please click here to purchase tickets.
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From the website: metmuseum.org
Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
The Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibition explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear.
With more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition addresses the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production. It explores this ongoing dichotomy, in which hand and machine are presented as discordant tools in the creative process, and questions the relationship and distinction between haute couture and ready-to-wear.
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible
This exhibition addresses a subject critical to artistic practice: the question of when a work of art is finished. Beginning with the Renaissance masters, this scholarly and innovative exhibition examines the term “unfinished” in its broadest possible sense, including works left incomplete by their makers, which often give insight into the process of their creation, but also those that partake of a non finito—intentionally unfinished—aesthetic that embraces the unresolved and open-ended. Some of history’s greatest artists explored such an aesthetic, among them Titian, Rembrandt, Turner, and Cézanne.
Diane Arbus: In the Beginning
This landmark exhibition features more than 100 photographs that together redefine Diane Arbus (American, 1923–1971), one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. It focuses on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962, the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized praised, criticized, and copied the world over.
Arbus made most of her photographs in New York City, where she lived and died, and where she worked in locations such as Times Square, the Lower East Side, and Coney Island. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and Fifth Avenue pedestrians are among the most intimate and surprising images of the era.
The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York NY
The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Avenue, New York NY
Brunch location coming soon…