January 12th, marked possibly the first costume-oriented exhibition by students of the Costume Studies Program at New York University’s Steinhardt Graduate School. The show is open to the public in the Rosenberg Gallery until February 4th. The presentation is the product of a newly-offered fall semester course in exhibition design. Students exercised their curatorial skills and theoretical knowledge in the curation of a piece which included: investigation of motif and it’s evolution, production of a scholarly work, acquisition of a piece illustrating their research findings, and mounting work for display.
Under the direction of Shannon Price, associate research curator at the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, students created an astonishing presentation of fashion. From “digital rococo” to Marc Jacobs to Alexander McQueen mannequins, students showcased a wealth of knowledge and resources as they prepare for careers in curatorial arts.
An exhibition symposium will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. (preceded by a reception at 5 p.m.) in the Einstein auditorium. Meet the curators, program administrators, and who’s who in the costume world in one night.
I am so proud to be a graduate of this program!