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MFIT on the Road

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The Museum at FIT often loans objects from its permanent collections to other institutions for use in exhibitions. Watch this space for venues featuring MFIT on the road.

Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
Victoria and Albert Museum
Closes April 19, 2020
ivory flight suit with NIRVANA embroidered in gold and brown on pockets
Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies. This exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.

The Museum at FIT loaned this object to Cars: Accelerating The Modern World.

Victoria and Albert Museum
Flight suit and hood, rayon, c. 1913, USA, P94.9.1,
museum purchase.

Studio 54: Night Magic
Brooklyn Museum of Art
March 13 – July 5, 2020
Black leather sleeveless vest with broad trapunto shoulders,high collar and V-yoke. Dressed with leather harem pants with peg leg gathered into trapunto hip yoke.
The Museum at FIT loaned two objects to Studio 54: Night Magic. This exhibition traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time. Behind the velvet rope, partygoers of all backgrounds and lifestyles could come together for nights of music, dazzling lights, and the popular song and dance “The Hustle.”

Brooklyn Museum of Art
Larry LeGaspi, two-piece ensemble, leather, 1979,
USA, 2000.108.1, Gift of Valerie LeGaspi.