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Punk, Shoes and Videos Take Museums This Spring

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Music video enthusiasts, fashion lovers, and punk rock aficionados: This spring season of museum offerings has something for each of you, from a shoe show, to a punk exhibition, to a retrospective that pays homage to the art of the music video.

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology is winding down Shoe Obsession, its exhibition of dozens of shoes, including designs from Lady Gaga and Manolo Blahnik.

In the meantime, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is preparing to open Punk: Chaos to Couture. Sarah Theeboom, an editor with Time Out New York, said dozens of clothing items on display will range from the street wear of the 1970s and 1980s, to contemporary fashion.

“Some of it’s going to look like something that you made yourself, and some of it is going to be probably more expensive than a month’s rent,” she said.

Another homage to style is coming up at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Spectacle: The Music Video explores the art form from the early days of MTV.

Theebomb said music videos are still relevant, in a much different way today.

“Artists like Justin Beiber, Nicki Minaj, people like that were discovered through YouTube, so I think the visual element of musical performance is still very strong,” she said.

To listen to Host Amy Eddings’ full conversation with Sarah Theebomb, click the audio above.