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Exhibition: “Heavenly Bodies” at Met Fifth Avenue & Cloisters

The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition—May 10 – Oct. 8, at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters—will feature a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.  Serving as the cornerstone of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, will be on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early twentieth century to the present will be shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters.

Exhibition: “Heavenly Bodies” at Met Fifth Avenue & Cloisters

The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition—May 10 – Oct. 8, at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters—will feature a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.  Serving as the cornerstone of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, will be on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early twentieth century to the present will be shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters.

Fort Tryon Park: Steinunn Thorarindsdottir’s ‘Armors’

Artist Steinunn Thorarindsdottir, in conjunction with NYC Parks, will mount the ARMORS art installation on Cloisters Lawn in Fort Tryon Park from early May through mid September.  Using casts of 16th century suits of armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection, ARMORS will entail three pairs of sculptures, each with a cast aluminum suit of armor that faces a nude, androgynous human-scale figure.

Thorarinsdottir has positioned each of three pairs of figures to be in dialogue with one another.  The project’s incorporation of armor– Continue reading Fort Tryon Park: Steinunn Thorarindsdottir’s ‘Armors’