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The Museum at FIT

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Address: Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: +1 212-217-4558
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This museum is open to the public at no charge, and while the current exhibits are small, they are charming and well curated. I don't know that I would go out of my way to visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is open to the public at no charge, and while the current exhibits are small, they are charming and well curated. I don't know that I would go out of my way to visit, but as I was in the vicinity, I felt it was certainly well worth my time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum always has unusual exhibits and is a manageable size plus admission is Free. The current exhibit on Uniformity ends November 19 and was an enlightening exploration of the influence on uniforms on fashion. Downstairs and on display through January 7 is a spectacular collection of couture from The Countess Greffulhe, considered Marcel Proust's muse. The museum doesn't open... More 

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Hamilton, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Museum at FIT for the exhibition of Proust's Muse, The Countess Greffulhe (till January 7, 2017). The exhibition, which is a direct transplant from the famous fashion museum in Paris, Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, would undoubtedly attract every aficionado of Proust. Even though the exhibition is limited to... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Both current exhibits (Uniformity and Proust's Muse) provide something of interest for not only the visitor interested in fashion and/ or history, but also for the person accompanying them, who may just appreciate beautiful things, interesting stories, and knowing how a part of our modern culture came to be. The attendants take great care to ensure a thoughtful, peaceful setting,... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

With just a few days in NYC, this was a "must" on my to-do list . Thoroughly enjoyed both the Uniformity and Proust's Muse exhibits. As a history lover, the Countess' wardrobe was simply eye candy. My only disappointment is that there weren't another six exhibits to explore! I can only hope that the museum has an opportunity to expand... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great fashion exhibits that change every few months. Admission is FREE and it doesn't disappoint! The current exhibit on the Countess is definitely worthwhile seeing. It's a treat to visit this museum to get away from the crowds at the more well-known NYC museums that are packed with tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Can u imagine a free museum which captures the essence of fashion? From the current exhibits of Uniforms and the Proust inspired Countess Greffulhe, this Museum must be seen to understand what fashion is.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I was one of the lucky people to attend the curator's talk on September 14 on Uniformity. It was a 45+ minute informative and engaging talk on the entire exhibit. The museum is small but do not miss it if you are in Chelsea. Great stop if you are walking the High Line or grabbing a Vegan sandwich at Terri's... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

If you're extremely into fashion check out this tiny gem of a museum. A few beautiful displays and it's over but worth the trip if you're on the West side.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My sister and I were disappointed to learn that tours were only offered to groups of 25 or more. When it was recommended that we visit the museum, for free, we did go there. It was a small exhibit and took 15 minutes to see! We were hoping to see some of the students doing some designs. I would not... More 

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Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighborhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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