Guided Tour with Scholar in Residence Karen Bachmann
Date: Saturday, January 17th
Admission: $25 (Includes Museum Admission) ( Tickets Here )
***Offsite: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028. Meeting point next to the Group Admission booth.
Mourning fashion and ritual was at its zenith during the early 19th to 20th centuries. The stylistic zeitgeist of this period, particularly in the United Kingdom, was death. Black clothing, accessories, and jewelry was the color which proper ladies, gentleman, and even children were expected to wear during mourning. This exhibit at the Met addresses the importance of mourning attire and features clothing worn by the icon of bereavement herself, Queen Victoria. Today, join Morbid Anatomy Museum Scholar in Residence Karen Bachmann for a guided tour of this fascinating new exhibition. Price includes ticket to the museum.
Karen Bachman is a Morbid Anatomy Museum Scholar in Residence. She is a fine jeweler with over 25 years experience, including several years on staff as a master jeweler at Tiffany & Co. She is a Professor in the Jewelry Design Dept at Fashion Institute of Technology as well as the School of Art & Design at Pratt Institute. She has recently completed her MA in Art History at SUNY Purchase with a thesis entitled Hairy Secrets:… In her downtime she enjoys collecting biological specimens, amateur taxidermy and punk rock.