The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology)
Photo of The Museum at FIT from New York Monthly
An image from the museum's exhibit, Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, which was a companion exhibit to a book of the same title edited by the museum's director, Valerie Steele.
Backstory and Context
In the 1980s, the museum added a conservation lab to its premises. This allowed the museum to care for the garments and textiles in the collection. The name of the museum changed from Design Laboratory to the Museum at FIT in the 1990s.
From the 1970s to present the museum has held exhibitions like Fashion and Surrealism, which was curated by Richard Martin, and The Corset: Fashioning the Body, which is one of many exhibits that have been curated by the current museum director Dr. Valerie Steele. Currently, the exhibition Minimalism/Maximalism is showing at the Museum from May 28, 2019, to November 16, 2019.
About the Museum. The Museum at FIT. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/about/index.php.
Schiro, Anne-Marie. Richard Martin, 52, Curator of the Costume Institute. The New York Times. November 09, 1999. . https://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/09/arts/richard-martin-52-curator-of-the-costume-institute.html.