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The First-Ever Makeup Museum Is Coming to New York City in 2020

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by Eben Diskin Nov 22, 2019

The first-ever museum dedicated entirely to makeup is coming to New York City next year. The Makeup Museum will be centered on the history of beauty and its impact on society. The museum’s first exhibition, scheduled to open in May 2020, will be an installation called “Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America,” which will explore the decade’s beauty icons, artifacts, and entrepreneurs.

Doreen Bloch, the museum’s Executive Director and co-founder, said in a press release, “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. 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.”

Brand sponsors will play a major role in the exhibition, showcasing never-before-seen pieces of makeup history, like a collection of Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo’s facial products by Erno Laszlo. Visitors will also find vintage makeup artifacts, educational material, and spaces that harken back to the aesthetic of beauty’s rich history.

Tickets for the museum go on sale in March 2020. Although they can’t be purchased just yet, you can sign up for the early access waitlist. And considering the amount of beauty bloggers out there, there’s a high chance that waitlist will fill up fast.

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