Arts & Entertainment

Must-See Arts & Culture: Winter 2014–2015

by staff, 11/18/2014

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  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    A Museum Mile staple, the Met always has something to lure you in. A current highlight is the Costume Institute exhibition Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, which focuses on widow fashions from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Featuring roughly 30 somber ensembles, the show examines high fashion's aesthetics and cultural relationship with bereavement attire. The pieces, many of which have never been exhibited before, date from the period between 1815 and 1915, and include mourning gowns worn by Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra. Items range from the austere to the grandiose; expect plenty of black. Of course, visitors to the Met should also explore its impressionist paintings, its New American Wing and any other caches that interest them among the 2 million artworks on display.

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