Exhibitions

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

This is the first major exhibition to comprehensively explore Aestheticism, an extraordinary artistic movement which sought to escape the ugliness and materialism of the Victorian era by creating a new kind of art and beauty. The well spring of the ‘new art’ movements of the late 19th century, Aestheticism is now acknowledged for its revolutionary … Continue reading

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Exhibitions

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity

May 5, 2010–August 15, 2010 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor Learn more about a two-day symposium hosted by the Brooklyn Museum and The Costume Institute at the Met. American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn exclusively from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at … Continue reading