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Exhibitions/ Curios and Treasures

Curios and Treasures: The Costume Institute

August 15, 2000–April 29, 2001
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

This installation presents objects from The Costume Institute's holdings that have never or rarely been on view. Included are unusual treasures, such as Elizabethan gauntlets and doublets, along with seventeenth- and eighteenth-century costume curiosities. The selections from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries illustrate the development of the Aesthetic Dress movement through the work of Liberty & Co. and designs by Mariano Fortuny.

Helmet. Spain, 16th century. Straw, metal, silk. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1932 (32.132)