Makeup Museum opening next year in New York City
If you’re looking for a reason to visit New York City next year, here’s one.
The Makeup Museum opens May 20 in the Meatpacking District. Yes, makeup. An entire museum devoted to all things makeup – history, impact on society, products, creators, artists.
The first exhibit, “Pink Jungle 1950s Makeup in America,” will explore the entrepreneurs, icons and artifacts of the decade. Erno Laszlo and makeup purveyor Alcone are founding sponsors of the exhibition. Tickets go on sale in March and a waitlist to sign up for early access is live at makeupmuseum.com.
“The Makeup Museum is a critical institution for the cultural landscape in New York because makeup has a 10,000-year history. There is so much that the Makeup Museum wants and has to explore,” said Doreen Bloch, executive director and co-founder of the museum. “The 1950s is a perfect time period for the Makeup Museum to start with in the debut exhibition because the 1950s is the birth of the modern cosmetics industry.”
Brand sponsors will play a special role, such as Erno Laszlo’s collection of facial products used by Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo.
"We love looking back and being inspired by our rich heritage as we move forward. Erno Laszlo was founded by the world's first skin doctor and we're often associated with cultural icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, both of them his clients during the 1950s,” said Kristy Watson, chief marketing officer at Erno Laszlo. "We are delighted to be partnering with the Makeup Museum to share our rich history with beauty enthusiasts from all over the world."