Force of Nature, a new exhibit part of the Museum at FIT, examines the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world.
The exhibition reveals how nature has historically influenced fashion, and how fashion can serve as an indicator of society’s relationship with the natural world.
In eighteenth century Europe, for example, nature became an object of renewed fascination as a result of overseas exploration. This fascination found expression in garments that featured depictions of exotic plants and animals.
This exhibition is open now until November 18th, 2017. Explore the Force of Nature online resource. It offers additional information about science topics covered throughout the exhibition.
Staying cool in NYC can be easier than you think, with the weather heating up, here are some ways to stay cool in the coming heat!
1. Get Wet
Use this muggy weather as an excuse to act like a kid again and go in some sprinklers! The city offers ALOT of them (chances are pretty good that at least one of your local parks has one), but there are some really spectacular water features that you might want to travel a little further to get to. The Ancient Playground at Central Park is a top pick for its Egypt-inspired design. Rumor is that the Brangelina bunch likes to horse around at the Catbird Playground, a water feature located at the Cark Shurz Park. for those of you lower downtown who want a view to splash around to, the Teardrop Park at Battery Park City is about as close to a real beach you can get without visiting Coney Island.
2. Too Warm? Bookworm!
On top of the phenomenal FIT Gladys Marcus Library, those lions outside of the New York Public Library might be burning up, but inside it’s nice and cool. Stay out of the scorching sun and get your read on at the same time by visiting your local library.
3. Museums, Museums, Museums!
Beat the heat and catch up on your culture by visiting a great summer exhibit at one of NYC’s world-renowned museums. Being a student can get in you free to most around the city, so don’t fret about those prices!
Anyone who is familiar with FIT knows that sustainability and climate change are growing initiatives at the college. Now more than ever, FIT is taking a stand to educate its students, faculty and the community as a responsible act of stewardship towards our planet.
Climate change, a new initiative introduced during the Spring 2017 semester, focuses on strategies for communicating the causes and effects on the earth. In line with the college’s goals of academic and creative excellence, innovation, and empowering the student community, FIT is uniquely positioned to educate our students on this timely topic.
University of Alabama-Birmingham Professors James B. McClintock, one of the world’s foremost polar marine biologists, and Adam Vines, celebrated author and creative writing teacher, will visit FIT from Tuesday, April 18, to Thursday, April 20, 2017.
For event information, see the event flyer here and RSVP.