Let's be honest. I wasn't really jazzed to see this exhibit, because I really couldn't see a direct application of this topic in my life. But... last weekend, since I was near FIT anyway, I stepped inside, casually walked downstairs (for this one), prepared to be unimpressed.
And yet again, I was WRONG!
Think of it this way: "Travel to extreme environments is a relatively modern phenomenon." This is the opening line of the exhibition pamphlet I held in my hand as I wandered into the space.
Think on that for a second. Fine. Give it more than a second. Yeah... Safari, camouflage, ski parkas, scuba gear, space travel... actually... I do get it. Didn't think I did, but I do!
To really appreciate the variety and beauty of the pieces presented, you'll have to go in person. No spoilers here. It really is a thinking person's exhibit, and you won't regret it.
On view until January 6, 2018
Can't go in person? Visit virtually here.