Undress for The Met

A two-part visualization breaking down the subjective representation of women at The Met, inspired by The Guerrilla Girls work, Do Women have to be Naked to get into The Met.

 

 

Data Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Open Access CSV
Tools: Adobe Photoshop / Adobe XD / CSS / D3 / HTML / JavaScript

30 years since the inception of The Guerrilla Girls infamous poster, I began to question how has The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) progressed? Do the values of gender inequality and female subjectification still stand true?  In a two-part project I explored this topic by creating an interactive desktop-based data visualization and a mock-up of a mobile application. 

This piece and the following two projects were developed in partnership with Parsons School of Design. The Met’s collection spans over 5,000 years and includes approximately one and a half million objects. Over 500,000 of these artworks are included in the online API and CSV file. The Met’s published article about the partnership can be found here.