Recently when cleaning out our master bedroom closet I confirmed that I was a shoe lover. My husband commented “you must have 50 pairs of shoes”. I decided to count them and he was right I had 50+ pairs of shoes.
At some point in our lives most women have been shoe crazy or crazy about shoes. Irresistible shoes accumulate in our closets and some of them hardly or never get worn. Some are purchased because we want to wear them for a special event or we can’t resist their beauty and hope we can break them in, even when they are not totally comfortable.
According to Lisa Small organizer of “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” that opened at the Brooklyn Museum of Art earlier this year and now traveling around the country, shoes have been around for more than 2000 years. This exhibition consists of 160 historical and contemporary heels on loan from designers and from the Brooklyn Museum costume collection and includes six specially commissioned short films inspired by high heels.
Killer Heels presents the history of high-heeled shoes as fashion statements, fetish style, innovative designs, architectural and explores many other facets of footwear. Not to be missed if you are a shoe lover.
Exhibition calendar is below:
• Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico, May 30–August 9, 2015
• Palm Springs Art Museum, California, September 4, 2015–January 3, 2016
• Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, February 5–May 15, 2016
• Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 10–September 4, 2016