Day Art Tour | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

September 5, 2019 all-day

Presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Click here for registration information.

Fashionistas start your engines! As notes from Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal tell us, as soon as you step foot into the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new costume exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion, it becomes clear ‘camp’ has nothing to do with tie-dying T-shirts at summer camp. It does, however, have everything to do with basking in the fabulousness, irony, and humor of being over-the-top. More like ‘fashun’ than fashion—from Balenciaga’s towering platform Crocs to Bjork’s infamous swan dress—‘camp’ style is a form of escapism born from the love of exaggeration. An important influence on mainstream culture, it can be theatrical, ironic, or extremely humorous. By exploring the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic, this exhibition will challenge your sensibilities, ignite your imagination, and invigorate your creativity.

Lunch on your own in one of the museum cafés, cafeteria, or The Dining Room.

$105; $95 members; includes transportation, admission,and gratuities.
RSVP: 8/26/19; call (860) 209-6238 to register for this trip prior to sending in your payment.

7:30am Departs Manchester 
8am Departs New Britain
4pm Departs New York