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Museum at FIT plans retrospective for 50th anniversary

By Robyn Turk


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The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology is hosting a retrospective of its own history. For the museum’s 50th anniversary next month, its celebratory exhibition will be a recap of some of its most popular exhibits in its history.

Titled “Exhibitionism: 50 Year of the Museum at FIT,” the exhibit will be a conglomeration of 33 of its most influential past shows.

Along with more recent exhibits such as 2013’s “Shoe Obsession,” “A Queer History of Fashion” of 2013, “Black Fashion Designers” from 2017 and the 2016 “Fairy Tale Fashion,” the show will feature historic exhibits like 1987’s “Surrealism and Fashion.”

While the museum functions as part of a university, the Museum at FIT earned accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. It is helmed by notable fashion historian Valerie Steele, who has been with the institution since 1997 and currently works as museum director and chief curator.

“Exhibitionism” will be on display from February 15 through April 13.

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