The Fashion of Art

jen darling by j.k.h. nelson

Women in the Garden by Claude Monet

Somehow I always end up visiting New York in the Spring. There is nothing better than grabbing a pastry and people watching in Central Park after wandering around the MOMA or The Met.

jen darling by j.k.h. nelson

I am really hoping we can make it up for a day this Spring and check out an amazing travelling exhibit at The Met, “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity.” Following the rise of Impressionism, the department store, and the allure of trends, this exhibit is sure to wow. With over 80 paintings and an impressive collection of couture and accessories.

The latest fashion . . . is absolutely necessary for a painting. It’s what matters most.
—Édouard Manet, 1881

I am really excited to see this exhibit. I’ve been to Manet’s house in France and Monet is one of my favorites. Gallery Six is called “Frocks, Coats and Fashion: The Urban Male” and looks fantastic. If only they had a dress up station…

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
February 26 – May 27, 2013
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Will you be adding museums onto your to-do list this spring?

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