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The Most Fashionable Museum in New York City

Best known for its innovation and award-winning exhibitions, the museum has a permanent collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the eighteenth century  to the present.

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The museum's online collections feature more than 2,500 object images as well as installation images from over 100 past exhibitions.

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Tune into our monthly podcast series featuring lectures and conversations about fashion.

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Current Various Locations May 14 – 26, 2024

FIT School of Art and Design 2024 Graduating Student Exhibition

School of Art and Design 2024 Graduating Student Exhibition Poster
The 2024 Graduating Student Exhibition presents the work of more than 600 student graduates in 16 areas of study from the School of Art and Design. The work is the culmination of each student’s unique experience in FIT’s diverse, challenging, and demanding undergraduate art and design programs. Featuring juried, award–winning, and thesis projects, this presentation is the manifestation of several years of research, experimentation, critical thinking, and artistic proficiency. The Graduating Student Exhibition advances the college’s philosophy that integrates practice in industry with theory and teaching inside the studio.


The Museum at FIT congratulates Elizabeth Way, recipient of the 2024 Costume Society of America Millia Davenport Publication Award!

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Enhance your visit to "Statement Sleeves" with a closer look on the objects on view using our Digital Guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Download the app and search for The Museum at FIT to plan your visit, dive deeper into your favorite collection objects, or access special exhibition content from home!

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MFIT on the Road

The Museum at FIT often loans objects from its permanent collections to other institutions for use in exhibitions. Check out what venue is featuring MFIT on the road.
Floor-length evening dress on a mannequin in color block, layered chiffon tiers.
Stephen Burrows evening dress, polyester, 1973, USA, gift of Mrs. Savanna Clark, 99.15.1

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We're located at Seventh Avenue and 27th Street, New York City


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