New York’s 2020 newest cultural institution will be all about the significance of makeup. The first ever Makeup Museum is ready to open its doors to beauty lovers everywhere, and its debut exhibit is called “Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America“. We like to believe this was the height of glamour. The museum will be located in the meatpacking district at 94 Gansevoort St. Support for the museum shows how the beauty community is coming together and they want everyone to be a part of it. The first exhibit is set to open in May 2020, but tickets go on sale in March 2020. To find out more, visit the museums’s website.
“The Makeup Museum is a critical institution for the cultural landscape in New York, and globally, because makeup has a 10,000-year history. Spanning from the ancient Egyptians with the coal eyeliner that they used to Kabuki and Geisha makeup in Japan, all the way to drag makeup and the influence that it has today on pop culture. There is so much that the Makeup Museum wants and has to explore. The 1950s is a perfect time period for the Makeup Museum to start within the debut exhibition because the 1950s is the birth of the modern cosmetics industry.” – Says Doreen Bloch, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Makeup Museum
Follow @makeupmuseumofficial for upcoming announcements leading up to the flagship event.
In the meantime here are our favorite 1950s beauty icons.