Visit FIDM Museum objects currently on display around the world:
Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960
FIDM Museum in Association with American Federation of Arts
- The Frick, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, July 3-September 26, 2021
- Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN, July 28-October 16, 2022
- Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA, February 11-May 7, 2023
- Munson, NY, June 23-Sept 17, 2023
- Taft Museum of Art, OH, October 14, 2023-January 14, 2024
- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL, February 24-May 19, 2024
Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960 is the first exhibition to explore the evolution of women’s sporting attire in Western fashion over a 160-year period. Examining the competing priorities of fashion, function, and propriety, Sporting Fashion features approximately 65 fully accessorized ensembles and a selection of sport-related accessories and ephemera, all drawn from the collection of the FIDM Museum. With a corresponding exhibition catalogue.
In America: A Lexicon of Fashion; In America: An Anthology of Fashion
Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 18, 2021-September 5, 2022
This exhibition–the second in a two-part exhibition exploring fashion in the United States– highlights sartorial narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of the American Wing Period rooms. The FIDM museum loaned two ensembles to this exhibition.
Fashioning America: From Grit to Glamour
Crystal Bridges Museum of Art
September 10, 2022-January 30, 2023
New Orleans Museum of Art
July 21, 2023-November 26, 2023
From cowboy boots and bathing suits to Hollywood gowns and streetwear, Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour presents American fashion as a powerful emblem of global visual culture. The FIDM Museum loaned eight ensembles and an accessory to this exhibition.
(De)-constructing Ideology: The Cultural Revolution and Beyond
November 13, 2022-March 12, 2023
The Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-76) was a period of tremendous social and economic upheaval. This exhibition explores the history and artistic production of the Cultural Revolution. It presents imagery from the period while investigating the circumstances of production, the relationship between art and ideology, and the agency of artists working within restrictive frameworks. The FIDM Museum loaned one ensemble to this exhibition.
India in Fashion
Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre
April 3-June 4, 2023
India in Fashion explores the layered impact that traditional Indian dress, textiles and craft have had on the international fashion sensibility since the 18th century. The FIDM Museum loaned four ensembles to this exhibition.
Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion
April 5-October 1, 2023
Through iconic stories, characters and moments from over 120 years of moving image history, Goddess celebrates the women and gender-transcending superstars who shaped their own roles, took creative control, and fought a system that tried to exploit them. The FIDM Museum loaned four objects to this exhibition.
A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes
Cooper Hewitt, New York
July 7-February 4, 2024
The first monographic exhibition in more than 50 years on designer and weaver Dorothy Liebes (1897-1972). Among the most influential designers of the 20th century, Liebes shaped American tastes in areas from interiors and transportation to industrial design, fashion, and film. The FIDM Museum loaned two ensembles to this exhibition.
India: Fashion’s Muse
Phoenix Art Museum
February 29 – June 21, 2020
India: Fashion’s Muse will explore western fashion’s centuries-long love affair with the riches of India. Inspiring designers from streetwear to couture, the opulence of India has generated global fashion trends that have outlived empires.
Studio 54: Night Magic
March 13–July 5, 2020
Studio 54: Night Magic traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time. The exhibition uses photography, fashion, drawing, and film to place the nightclub within the wider history of New York, from Prohibition through the 1970s. Blueprints and architecture models illustrate the club’s innovative development and creation, while documentation of extravagant theme parties traces its thirty-three month run. The exhibition continues through the years after the nightclub’s closure, showing the ongoing influence of Studio 54 aesthetics.