This past weekend I visited the Brooklyn Museum for the second time. It’s a little absurd that it took me so long to get back there, considering how long I’ve lived in Brooklyn. The first time I went was for one of the Target First Saturdays, the first Saturday of each month when admission is free and there are special events. It was fun, but crowded, and it was nice this time to be there on a regular Saturday – even though the exhibit we saw was still pretty crowded!
It was my friend’s birthday and as a fan of fashion and great shoes, she suggested an outing to see the Killer Heels exhibit. There was a free tour on Saturday afternoon, so we met there a little early and got our tickets. One of her friends was able to get some of us in for free, but we also learned that the Brooklyn Museum is another pay-what-you-want museum. I definitely need to go back sometime soon!
The guide took us around the exhibit and told us some of the history of the shoes on display. The shoes ranged from the sixteenth century to the present day. Some were paired with items that inspired them, like a candlestick or a vase, and there was artwork related to the shoes scattered throughout the exhibit. There were also a number of short films loosely related to the topic of high heels – I really enjoyed watching one of a shoemaker putting together a pair of red heels.
The exhibit runs through February 15, 2015, so make sure to check it out for yourself! In the meantime, take a look at some of the awesome shoes that are on display there.