Met Features 19th Century Fashion – Washington Square News

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Sunday at the Met Program” is a great resource for museum lovers who want to learn more about the exhibitions on display. Recently, the Met organized a series of short, 20-minute talks and a panel discussion featuring curators, professors and experts on fashion and art to accompany the well received “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” exhibition.

Located in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium in the Met’s Egyptian Wing, the event explored several aspects of the diverse exhibition. Susan Alyson Stein, curator in the department of European paintings and main curator of “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity,” introduced the exhibition with a brief summary of the works accompanied by visual aides.

Stein also introduced themes that were highlighted in the exhibition, such as the effects of mass consumerism on art, the changing

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