Check out #SneakerCulture @BrooklynMuseum

The Brooklyn Museum is known to host the most fashion forward exhibits.

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City’s second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works

The newest Sneaker Culture exhibition is not only timely, relevant but really special to me!

My hand-poured Come Clean Pop Culture Soaps featuring Retro Jordans are now available at the gift shop!  We were the featured vendor at the member preview night. It was amazing to talk to the patrons and talk to them about my process, inspiration and designs.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture

JULY 10–OCTOBER 4, 2015

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor

From their modest origins in the mid-nineteenth century to high-end sneakers created in the past decade, sneakers have become a global obsession. The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world.

The exhibition, which includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon. Included are works from the archives of manufacturers such as Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma, and Reebok as well as private collectors such as hip-hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, sneaker guru Bobbito Garcia, and Dee Wells of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder. Also featured are sneakers by Prada and other major fashion design houses and designers, as well as those made in collaboration with artists including Damien Hirst and Shantell Martin. Film footage, interactive media, photographic images, and design drawings contextualize the sneakers and explore the social history, technical innovations, fashion trends, and marketing campaigns that have shaped sneaker culture over the past two centuries.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto. It is curated by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum.

 

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Many local artists who feature books, toys, DIY kits and collectibles are available at the museum during the run of this show.

This is cute gift!  It is a book teaching kids how to lace their shoes up.

Opening weekend, we sold out!  But worry not, we will bring more!

Visit Brooklyn Museum for more information!  

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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