Arts & Entertainment

Must-See Arts & Culture: Fall 2014

by Christina Parrella, 08/13/2014

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  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Conveniently located on Museum Mile (at Fifth Avenue and East 82nd Street), The Metropolitan Museum of Art is not only the largest museum in the City but one of the most comprehensive, with more than 2 million objects and works of art spanning 5,000 years. This fall the beaux arts building gets a facelift in the form of a new plaza and fountains at the Fifth Avenue entrance, known as the David H. Koch Plaza. Inside, the Garry Winogrand retrospective features 175 works the photographer snapped in Midtown and, most famously, Central Park, from the 1950s through the 1980s. From October 21 to February 1, 2015, widow fashions from the Victorian and Edwardian eras are showcased in Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire. This new show at the museum’s Anna Wintour Costume Center features around 30 somber ensembles that examine high fashion's aesthetic and cultural relationship with bereavement attire with a focus on the period between 1815 and 1915. Items range from the austere to the grandiose and include mourning gowns worn by Queen Victoria and her daughter-in-law Queen Alexandra.

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