WALK THIS WAYThursday, April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Thursday, April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
WALK THIS WAY
Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes
Thursday, April 26 at 1:00 PM
Shoes in recent years have culturally transcended their utilitarian purpose to become an object of desire and deliberation, calling up abstract considerations—like the freighted meanings of femininity, power, domination, and aspiration—for both women and men alike. Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes highlights examples from the shoe designer’s extensive private collection, assembled over three decades. The exhibition considers the story of the shoe from the perspectives of collection, consumption, presentation, and production with more than 100 pairs of shoes on view. The exhibition will explore larger trends in American economic history, from industrialization to the rise of consumer culture, with a focus on women’s contributions as makers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Coordinated by Valerie Paley, vice president, chief historian, and director of the Center for Women’s History, with Edward Maeder, consulting curator, and Jeanne Gardner Gutierrez, curatorial coordinator.
Meet at the New York Historical Society for a guided tour
170 Central Park West
$35 members/$40 non-members
For more information, click here to email Julie Sherr, or call her at (718) 954-3133.