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TAC Tour of New York City

TAC Tour of New York City

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 5, 6 and 7, 2018 New York, New York

Admission: Open to members of the TAC only. Cost: $325, pre-registration is required.

The Textile Arts Council is planning a trip to New York City!

The highlight of the trip will be a docent-led tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination at both the Met Fifth Avenue and the Met Cloisters. The exhibition and the benefit for The Costume Institute are made possible by Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman, and Versace. Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.

The first day will be spent in the Garment District, including a docent-led tour at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) museum’s exhibit “Fashion Unraveled” and a guided walking tour about the history of the Garment Center in New York. A catered lunch at FIT will give us time to hear from our own experts, Shelley Wells and Alex Friedman, about ecclesiastic textiles and medieval tapestries.

Day two is a before-hours tour of the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibit at the Costume Institute at the Met Fifth Avenue.

Day three is a docent-led tour of the Highlights of the Met Cloisters including the Unicorn Tapestries (both of these tours include all-day admission to both the Met Fifth Avenue and the Met Cloisters.) Additional optional tours of the Antonia Ratti Center Textile Center and Reference Library and the Conservation Lab at the Costume Institute at the Met Fifth Avenue are planned. Other special events are being negotiated.

Important information:

The cost is $325 which include a $100 tax deductible donation to TAC. You must be a member of TAC to participate.

The trip does not include air transportation, hotel, ground transportation within New York and most meals. TAC does have a small block of hotel rooms reserved – details will come with confirmation of registration.

There are a limited number of spaces available on this tour and we expect it to fill very quickly.

>>> Registration form is available HERE <<<

Please download and print out your form. Registrations will only be accepted by mail. Signed registration forms with complete payment should be sent by US Mail to the TAC office (address on the registration form). Please mail early.

All tour participants must be TAC members. If two members wish to travel/room together, their registration forms should be mailed to the TAC office in the same envelope. One registration form per participant.

You may cancel (in writing or via email) for a refund less the TAC donation before July 13. No refunds will be given if cancellation comes after July 13.

For more information contact the TAC office via email at or by phone 415-750-3627 Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday from 10 – 4.

Photo credit: Evening Ensemble (detail). John Galliano for House of Dior, autumn/winter 2000-2001 haute couture. Courtesy of Dior Heritage Collection, Paris. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Digital Composite Scan by Katerina Jebb

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