Glimpse of the Month
THE COSTUME INSTITUTE AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
by Andrew Bolton
The world of collecting changes all the time. We try to remain relevant in an evolving contemporary society while facilitating new connections between existing historical objects and issues of our time, drawing connections between our collection and the public. Collecting has become increasingly harder not only because of the popularity of fashion, but also the centrality of fashion to contemporary dynamics, that go back and forth between subjects from the past to the present, and between thematic exhibitions and monographic exhibitions of a single designer. We also aim to work with topics that seem timely and define cultural trends or cultural shifts in time.