Heavenly Bodies

Metropolitan Museum of Art | Diller Scofidio + Renfro


Lauded as a groundbreaking showcase of fashion and art inspired by Catholicism, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s Spring 2018 exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination was its largest to-date, spanning 27 galleries in two locations, The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters.

New Project partnered with designers at The Met and Diller Scofidio + Renfro to fabricate the exhibition’s 100+ custom pedestals, platforms, vitrines, and costume forms using concrete, steel, glass, and acrylic. Our team faithfully executed DS+R’s design details, such as the cruciform-shaped supports and custom steel finishes, to translate their architectural language and concepts into a reverential museum experience. New Project also engineered, fabricated and installed a complex cantilevered structure with an integrated steel and glass wall and custom table.

All installation images courtesy DS+R and Metropolitan Museum of Art