Friday, January 18, 2008
Miss January is skating toward the finish line, so make sure your get your registration in the mail! Feb. 1, registration goes up to $220.
In his latest email blast, Garth Lax spotlights museums. New York City has such a wealth to choose from! But he makes some judicious choices.
The Folk Art Museum is one of my favorites, and as many of you know the Spring/Summer 2007 issue of their magazine featured the handmade paper dolls in the collection of Jim Linderman.www.folkartmuseum.org
The Morris Museum in NJ has a fabulous permanent exhibit of automatons. www.morrismuseum.org/
On the MOMA Web site, click on upcoming exhibits to see what will be up during the convention. The Dali exhibit and Kirchner Street Scenes 1913-1915 sound intriguing. http://moma.org/
The announcement that Phillipe de Montebello is retiring after 30 years as director of the Metropolitan Museum was front page news in NYC.
And what will be up during the convention? Read on:
Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
May 7, 2008–September 1, 2008
Special Exhibition Galleries, 1st floor
This exhibition will explore the symbolic and metaphorical associations between fashion and the superhero. Featuring movie costumes, avant-garde haute couture, and high-performance sportswear, it will reveal how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body. Objects will be organized thematically around particular superheroes, whose movie costumes and superpowers will be catalysts for the discussion of key concepts of superheroism and their expression in fashion.
The exhibition and its accompanying book are made possible by Giorgio Armani. Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.
They must have known we were coming! www.metmuseum.org