Virtual Field Trip: The Met’s About Time – Fashion and Duration Exhibition

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DateJanuary 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Time01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $15

Non-Member's Price $35


Event details

Registration is closed! If you have signed up for the tour, we will email you prior to the start of the tour with access link information. For technical difficulties, please call 239-939-2787.

Our Members-Only Field Trips are here to stay! Head to the Big Apple and (virtually) experience the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art with your friends from the Alliance on January 23. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity lets you spend intimate time with The Costume Institute’s 2020 exhibition, About Time: Fashion and Duration.

Exploring the symbiotic relationship between fashion and time, this exhibition—a celebration of The Met’s 150th anniversary—presents 150 years of fashion, culled almost exclusively from The Costume Institute’s collection, along two parallel timelines. The first features sixty ensembles in chronological order from 1870 to the present. Progressive, continuous, and relentlessly forward moving, the timeline draws attention to the way fashion is inherently governed by novelty, ephemerality, and obsolescence. The second intersperses a series of sixty interruptions or disruptions that pre- or post date the fashions in the first timeline but relate to them in terms of shape, motif, material, technique, or decoration.

Marvel at how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate past, present, and future – all in a safe, virtual space full of joy and in an interactive way! Let’s learn something new and explore the museum together. The tour is approximately one hour and includes Q&As sessions.

Only 40 spots available! An RSVP is required. 

The tour can only be accessed through Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browsers. It is strongly suggested you use a desktop or laptop computer to access this tour. We’ll be in touch with an access link and further details prior to the event.