As a living art, fashion is open to multiple readings, and blog.mode: addressing fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents approximately 65 costumes and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present — all recent Metropolitan Museum acquisitions —and invites the public to share their reactions via a blog on the Museum’s website. Over the duration of the exhibition, which will take place in The Costume Institute galleries, individual costumes and accessories will be posted on the blog periodically with commentary from curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton, and, where relevant, from contemporary designers. The blog is the Metropolitan Museum’s first foray into the blogosphere, and can be accessed at www.blog.metmuseum.org/blogmode or from the “Special Exhibitions” page of the Museum’s website (www.metmuseum.org). Visitors can respond to the postings from anywhere during the run of the exhibition, including a “blogbar” of eight computer terminals in the exhibition galleries.
Interactive and inspiring, this exhibit will be on view through April 13, 2008.