The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Exhibits

The Rise of Sneaker Culture is on view July 10–October 4, 2015 at the Brooklyn Museum [Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor]. On Thursday, July 16, 2015 [6:30–9:30 pm] , Art Off the Wall: The Rise of Sneaker Culture [programs inspired by the exhibition] takes place. Programs include a sneaker drive, a discussion honoring women sneaker collectors, designers, and media makers and a dance party with DJ collective I Love Vinyl.

‘From their modest origins in the mid-nineteenth century to high-end sneakers created in the past decade, sneakers have become a global obsession. The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world. The exhibition, which includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon.’


[Photograph courtesy of the  Brooklyn Museum | Instagram]

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