NYC: Vision & Style
Travel with us to the fashion capital, New York City, to experience different visions of style and design. First we’ll see the Costume Institute’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This special exhibit explores the ways fashion designers have drawn inspiration from the powerful imagery and beautiful objects that have come out of the Catholic Tradition. Numerous fashions from the early 20th century to the present will be set alongside art from the Met’s collection, showing a dialogue between style and religious objects and images. The cornerstone of the exhibition will be some intricately designed papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside the Vatican. You will explore the exhibit on your own, and depending on individual interests, you will be able to spend some time in other galleries at the Met. Lunch will be on your own in one of the Museum’s eateries or at a neighborhood restaurant of your choosing. In the afternoon we’ll continue on to the nearby Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum for a guided tour of its imaginative exhibit, “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision”, which will show us how designers appeal to our other senses, not just vision, in their creations. There will be more than forty objects and installations to touch, hear and smell as we explore how they can appeal to us through multiple sensory pathways.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, guided tours, snacks and gratuities.
500 – $119
7 a.m. to approximately 6:45 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 7 a.m.