Think pink at the FIT museum
I love museums, but I also have a threshold of about an hour before my interest starts to wane. I tend to focus on a specific exhibit or section if I go for a visit to The Met or MoMA otherwise I get overwhelmed. Fortunately for me New York is brimming with smaller museums and galleries which I find more manageable. One of my favorites is the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
FIT currently has an exhibit titled Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color. The exhibit spans two rooms. The first is a display of how we traditionally viewed the color last century as cute and feminine. The most well known dress in the collection is the Ralph Lauren gown that Gwyneth Paltrow wore when she won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1999.
The second room digs into the history of the color and how in western culture it used to be considered a masculine or gender neutral shade. It also covers contemporary eastern fashion where pink is a common color for all genders in countries like India and Japan.
Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color is on display through January 5, 2019. The Museum at FIT is free to visit so the next time you are in Chelsea it is well worth checking out.