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The History of Pink

Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at MFIT, served as honorary president of the International Society for Cultural History’s 2018 conference. To open the conference, Dr. Steele discussed her exhibition and book Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color.

Pink Symposium

The Museum at FIT presented Pink, its twentieth academic symposium. This symposium explored the significance of the color pink in fashion, art, and culture. Pink provokes exceptionally strong feelings of both attraction and repulsion, yet it is increasingly being regarded as cool and androgynous, powerful and political. Topics included the significance of pink clothing in western and non-western cultures (including India, Africa, Mexico, and Japan), the role of pink in eighteenth-century portraiture, associations of pink with politics, gender, and sexuality, and the use of pink in cinema. Learn more.