Getting ready for The Met Museum’s Costume Institute's Exhibition Manus x Machina

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Manus x Machina
May 5-August 14, 2016

We always looks forward to creating guided tours inspired by the Met Museum Costume Institute’s show; this spectacular one is no exception. Funded by Apple, Manus x Machina will examine the imprint new technology has made on fashion. It’s main focus is how the top designers are “reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear.”

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology at The Costume Institute

Using the Metropolitan Museum of Art main galleries, your tour guide will provide you with the fascinating background and buzz leading up to the main show. Our tours will prepare you to see more than one hundred ensembles that date from an 1880 to just last year. The Manus x Machina exhibition:

– examines the emergence of haute couture in the nineteenth century
– shows the unfolding of a distinction between the hand and machine
– points out high fashion’s genesis due to industrialization and mass production
– incorporate the traditional structure of a couture atelier, and
– displays ensembles using new technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting

With your interests and pace in mind, your ART SMART tour guide will take you the Met to explore fashion and art related to the show. As with all of our services, you can combine this experience with another. We suggest adding a tour of the Fashion Institute of Technology is you are a fashionist. Or if you love a modern and contemporary edge, explore the Chelsea and Lower East Side art galleries with us. Get more custom tour ideas and book now.