Project launch

Preserving the Threads to Our Past

MP+D is partnering with Art Conservation de Rigueur to perform a detailed assessment survey of its stage costumes collection. Consisting of an estimated 300 pieces, the collection represents an extensive an rich history of ballet and opera in 20th c. America. The detailed survey will precede the development of a conservation plan for the treatment of costumes at risk. Following conservation treatments, full set of costumes from our collection will be available again for public display and for outgoing loans to other museums. This project is  supported in part by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.


On view

The Roots

An interactive Participatory Public Installation by Latifa Medjdoub

The Roots is a site-specific installation designed to engage the public with the notions of movement, space and history. Spanning the whole open space of the archive, the installation is an aleatory open-ended structure that evokes the passing of time and the inter-workings of life. As an interactive, kinetic sculpture, The Roots disrupts our reality and enliven our senses. 


NEW! Online Exhibit

Leonid Yakobson Digital Archive

Developed by Janice Ross and Ljubisa Matic in partnership with the Museum of Performance + Design in conjunction with the publication of Like A Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia by Janice Ross, Yale University Press.


Online Resources



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