In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – The MET

A day about fashion!

Join us on this FRIEDAcommunity excursion to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
We will have a one-hour guided tour exploring “Fashion in Art”, a look at fashion throughout the ages and learn what clothes reveal to us about their wearers. This tour/presentation will highlight clothing represented in stone, wood, paint, and other media found throughout the Museum’s collections, examining developments in fashion from all over the world.

After a coffee break attendees will explore “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”

This is a two-part exploration of fashion in the United States in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. It establishes a modern vocabulary of American fashion based on its expressive qualities.This portion of the exhibition uses the organizing principle of a patchwork quilt. A signature quilt begun in 1856 from The Met’s American Wing collection opens the show, and serves as a metaphor for the United States and its varied cultural identities.Approximately 100 men’s and women’s ensembles by a diverse range of designers from the 1940s to the present are featured. Enclosed in scrimmed cases that represent three-dimensional “patches” of a quilt, they are organized into 12 sections that explore defining emotional qualities: Nostalgia, Belonging, Delight, Joy, Wonder, Affinity, Confidence, Strength, Desire, Assurance, Comfort, and Consciousness.Part two, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” – opening in the American Wing period rooms on May 7, 2022 – will present sartorial narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those rooms.

Meet at FRIEDA at 9:45 am
Depart FRIEDA at 10:00 am
Arrive in Manhattan around 12:30 pm with a quick picnic in Central Park
Guided tour at the Met “Fashion in Art” at 1:30 pm
Coffee break 2:30 pm
Exhibition “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” and “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”
Early dinner or just a drink and light bite to eat at 5:30 pm / 6:00 pm
Depart NY at 7:30 pm with expected arrival in Philadelphia around 9:30 pm

Date: Tuesday, May 17
Group Size: 8-12
Fee: Transportation + guided tour + museum tickets for both exhibits + FRIEDA picnic lunch box
Member Price: $135 per person (plus tax)
Member’s guest Price: $165 per person (plus tax)

Covid proof of vaccination required
Mask recommended during this excursion
Waiver required

*Cancelation policy: Should you need to cancel, you will be refunded if a replacement is found. FRIEDA may cancel this event for any reason, including a statewide or federal mandate. In this case, you will receive a full refund within 2 business days.

Sign Up: Members, Member’s guest
Please contact us via email, we will get back to you if a seat is available to collect payment with a credit card over the phone.

NB: The transportation in a private van is provided as a courtesy to FRIEDAcommunity members and their guests.