Undress for The Met

A two-part visualization breaking down the subject 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 PGDV 5200 – Major Studio 1. Parson’s and The Metropolitan Museum of Art partnered to provide students the opportunity to visualize their data. 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. Published student work from the course can be found here.