For those who couldn’t get tickets to the Eras tour, don’t worry; NYC “Swifties” will be receiving the surprise of their life this May, as The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is set to unveil a costume exhibition celebrating the iconic singer.
Taylor Swift: Storyteller will be open to the public on May 20 at The Museum of Arts and Design, according to an official press release. The date is intentionally meant to coincide with Swift’s tour dates in the Tri-State area, allowing for optimal convenience for any fans that will already be in town and wish to attend.
“At MAD, fashion and the decorative have long been valued as a critical visual language and no one speaks that language quite like Taylor Swift,” said Alexandra Schwartz, the Museum’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design. “Whether dressed down in a flannel shirt and untamed hair or literally dazzling her audiences in head-to-toe Swarovski crystals, Taylor gives greater meaning to the palettes, textures, and depths of feeling expressed in her songwriting.”
A collection of outfits worn by Swift throughout her expansive career will be on display, such as ensembles from beloved music videos “Shake It Off,” “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” and more.
Often in Swift’s videos, she uses fashion to portray different versions of herself, either to portray self-made fictional characters or to establish a different era of her career. On The Eras Tour alone, Swift has dominated the stage in bejeweled bodysuits and gowns as she leads fans throughout her diverse and explosive discography that spans her nearly 20-year career.
The costume exhibition will be available until September 4, so fans will have the whole summer to visit the museum. Tickets are available for purchase now on the museum’s website. Tickets cost $25 and will include access to all other exhibitions on display.
Aside from the exhibition itself, a selection of merchandise will be sold at The Store at MAD, alongside public events for fans to enjoy, such as karaoke sing-alongs and music video screenings. They know the fanbase “All Too Well.”