Grassroots Efforts Afoot Requesting ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Become a Touring Exhibition

It seems that, given the incredible, record-setting success the Metropolitan Museum of Art had with its “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition, that any other museum would jump at the chance to host it themselves. While putting the show on tour hasn’t yet been announced as being in the works, movements are afoot to help push it along. Art Info reports that a number of petitions have been set up in recent weeks, post-closure at the Met, one by the British magazine Grazia, asking that “Savage Beauty” make its way to McQueen’s hometown of London, an another, more general and larger in span, requests that the exhibition start traveling worldwide, helped by way of another petition and asking Twitter users to start using the tag “#MakeSavageBeautyTravel.” Of the two, it appears that the London effort might be working, with vague stirrings that, after some time to recover from the whirlwind that was the Met, it might wind up there one day. Should that happen, that’s sure to be a positive for both of the grass movement efforts, as one gets their way while the other sees the precedent set that the exhibition can indeed travel. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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