Funny story…remember when I shared THIS post back in December about visiting Philadelphia during the holidays? In that post I said that I would be doing a separate post all about my trip to The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Well, it looks like I never did it (insert shocked emoji face). I honestly didn’t even realize it until I was deleting photos from my camera last weekend and went “Did I ever even share these photos on the blog?”. Yikes.
Since I’m heading to Philly next weekend, I thought I might as well (finally) share more about my visit to The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Just a little preface, neither of the two exhibitions I’m going to be highlighting are still ongoing. They both closed back in March. BUT they were both amazing and definitely still worth sharing! The two exhibitions I’m going to talking about today are the Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal exhibits.
Now onto the post!
As you all know, I visited The Philadelphia Museum of Art during the holidays so both the outside and inside of the museum were quite festive. There was a big gorgeous tree on the outside of the museum and lots of Christmas decor scattered all throughout the museum.
Also… is it Christmastime yet?! Can we just skip summer and go straight to the holidays..No? Okay.
I know a lot of my Museum and/or Art Museum posts can get extremely photo heavy. So, I decided to break this post up into two parts! Part one focuses solely on the Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now exhibit. This post, which is part two, will focus on the Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal exhibit. And also serve as an overall recap of my visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Now that we got that out of the way…let’s talk about the the Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal exhibit!
The Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal exhibit was featured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from November 11, 2018 – March 3, 2019. (Again, sorry for taking so long with this post…my bad!).
As soon as you entered the exhibit you were greeted by this display of beautiful Victorian gowns.
How gorgeous are those gowns?!
I LOVED dolls growing up. American Girl dolls, Barbies, rag dolls, porcelain dolls (which I do admit are a tad bit creepy). Dolls were my thing! This exhibit was really neat to me and I loved getting to see all of the vintage dolls and doll accessories. It brought me right back to my childhood!
The little accessories. I die!
The level of details on those miniature outfits…yes please!
At the end of the exhibit there was paper and art supplies available so you could create your own little doll! Look at how TALENTED people are! I always wish I knew how to draw well. Alas, my talents lay elsewhere.
Is there anything more relaxing than strolling through an art museum? I think not.
Whenever I visit a new museum for the first time, the first thing I do is always grab a map. One, I want to see where everything is so I can map out my plan of attack. And two, I personally think they make cute (FREE) souvenirs.
Always be sure to also check out which exhibitions are currently on display during your particular visit so that you don’t miss out on anything!
Flowers always make me happy!
Who’s a good dog? You are!
This section of the museum was giving me major “The Napoleon III Apartments” at the Louvre and Casa Loma vibes! It’s so cool to think that a museum in Philly can remind me of places I visited in Paris or Canada. I guess Disney was right…it’s a small world after all!
I’ve always wanted to learn to play an instrument. Fun fact: I played the clarinet for two years in middle school. But I doubt I could still play one today.
Me waiting for Christmas/the holidays.
Is it just me of is this Little Dancer of Fourteen Years sculpture at EVERY art museum?!
For a more in depth look at the Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now exhibition, be sure to check out part one of my Philadelphia Museum of Art post HERE!
Of course no trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is complete without running up the “Rocky steps” and visiting the iconic Rocky Balboa statue.
See you next week Philly!