Last week I left my keyboard for the day and went to see the latest art & fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Impressionism, Modernity, & Fashion may have an unwieldy title, but it's a glorious, thoughtful show, filled with beautiful late 19th c. paintings and examples of the equally beautiful clothes that inspired the artists - artists that include Cassatt, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Tissot, and Seurat. There's also a fascinating selection of fashion plates, photographs, and accessories, all dating from 1860-1880. I'm going to be writing several blog posts about this show over the next weeks, but today I'm sharing a brief video tour to give you an overview.
Impressionism, Modernity, & Fashion will be at the Met in New York through May 27, and then will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago from June 28-September 22, 2013.