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A bevy of colorful, sky-high and intricately-designed heels go on display at the Brooklyn Museum

It’s not much of a stretch to think of certain especially-vertiginous stilettos as sculpture; after all, some of the looks seen on runways (and pop stars) seem far more suited to being perched atop a pedestal than placed under a moving foot. So a fall exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, called “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe,” makes sense: 17th-century French chaussures are displayed alongside Chinese platform slippers from 200 years later and current-season Louboutins. (Six artists, including Marilyn Minter and photographer Steven Klein, were asked to create short films, so the show isn’t all about shoes.) 

Through February 15, 2015; more information at brooklynmuseum.org.  



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