Dallas Exhibit Walks Through Women’s History via Shoes

The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum presents “Walk this Way,” showcasing historic shoes that narrate tales of women’s rights and activism until July 14, according to a Dallas Innovates article. As per the report, 

“The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum has announced a new special exhibition, “Walk this Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes.” Organized by the New York Historical Society,  the exhibit opens Friday and will be on view until July 14.

The museum said that as integral parts of our everyday lives, shoes protect our feet and also tell stories centered around “women’s labor activism, the fight for suffrage and equal rights, the sexual revolution, and more.””

The exhibition features over 100 shoes from Stuart Weitzman and Jane Gershon Weitzman, highlighting women’s evolving freedoms over two centuries. Sponsored by various organizations, including Neiman Marcus and Toyota, according to a Dallas Morning News article. It reports, 

“More than 100 pairs of shoes have been thoughtfully curated in an exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society demonstrating how footwear reflects the evolution of women’s freedoms over the last 200 years. The shoes belong to the collection of iconic shoe designer Stuart Weitzman and businesswoman and philanthropist Jane Gershon Weitzman.

This exhibition is sponsored by Neiman Marcus in partnership with Bank of Texas, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, NorthPark, Toyota, and Vaquero Private Wealth, with additional support from NFI Industries and Joyce B. Cowin.”

The museum offers a unique virtual chat with a Holocaust survivor and interactive kiosks to engage visitors with civil and human rights nonprofits.