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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

The Costume Institute's spring 2018 exhibition—at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters—will feature a dialogue between fashion and religious artworks from The Met collection to examine the relationship between creativity and the religious imagination.

Serving as the cornerstone of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, will be on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early 20th century to the present will be shown in The Met's Medieval and Byzantine galleries and at The Met Cloisters alongside religious artworks, to provide an interpretative context for fashion's engagement with Catholicism.

We'll browse the collection, visit the Met Museum Shop, and enjoy lunch together at the Met Café.

Admission to the Museum for seniors is suggested at $17.

Since we will be carpooling, please reserve your place with Joanne by June 10.

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Earlier Event: June 7
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Later Event: September 5
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