A Different Kind of Exhibit at Metropolitan Museum


I am a visitor of museums and love seeing an exhibit of artist or period of history that pique my interests.  Today, I decided to visit Metropolitan Museum’s website to see what it is currently on exhibit.  Actually, I was sending an email of a person who mentioned something wanting to come to New York City one day and was particularly interested in fabric stores.  Met Museum’s Costume Institute has exhibits throughout the year about fashion.  In fact, I few years ago, the museum has the Coco Chanel collection on display and it was wonderful to see the classic Chanel suit and the black dress. 

I digress, now back to the story.  Upon going on the museum’s website, I noticed that it has a unique exhibit where people can have a dialogue about fashion through the blog; http://blog.metmuseum.org/blogmode.  It is the first in a series of shows designed to promote critical and creative dialogues about fashion.  “The exhibition has some forty costumes and accessories dating from the eighteenth century to the present which all are recent museum acquisitions and invites visitors to share their reactions on-line or from a “blogbar” of computer terminals in the exhibition galleries”.  That statement is a description the museum wrote its blog exhibit.

For those of you living in or within promoxity of New York, you can visit the exhibit and write your discussion on the blog.  And for those of you are not able to physically see the exhibit can still visit the blog as the museum posted photos of the exhibit for you look and give your critical viewpoint.  I think this is a wonderful idea for the museum to use today’s technology and read the viewpoints of visitors as what they think about the exhibit.  A very forward thinking on their part.  Good day everyone.

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