Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute Gala Exhibition

New York, NY

Market: Cultural


CW Keller & Associates, Inc.



Photo by Brett Beyer

Photo by Brett Beyer

On display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) from May to September, the Costume Institute’s 2016 exhibit examined the balance of creating fashion both by hand and with new technology. To support the Manus x Machina exhibit, the institute wanted to transform the Met with a custom domed enclosure inside the building. SGH assisted CW Keller by analyzing the dome structure, developing the timber member sizes and connections, and revising the erection and support sequence to optimize the timber framing. The finished dome provided a canopy over the exhibit’s feature Chanel wedding dress.