Reese Witherspoon had a seemingly unexpected array of emotions surface when she went to see the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.
While soaking in the history and legacy of the House of Dior, which spans over eight decades (1950-2020), Witherspoon began to shed tears of joy and inspiration.
‘I realized today that I have not seen art, in person, in so long … I started crying at the museum,’ the actress explained of her first visit to a museum since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place in March 2020.
‘Art truly feeds my soul,’ she added in the Instagram post.
Emotional moment: Reese Witherspoon, 45, shed tears of joy when she visited the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum
The Dior exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, curated by Florence Müller in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, and designed by Nathalie Crinière, opened on September 10 and goes through February 20, 2022.
It features an array of over 200 haute couture garments, as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, along with his many sources of inspiration, all laid out in a truly gorgeous setting.
The gallery celebrates dresses worn by stars from Grace Kelly to more modern celebrities such as actress Jennifer Lawrence.
‘I can’t describe in words how beautiful this museum is,’ Witherspoon wrote across a video she shot that pans across one of the rooms of the exhibit.
On display: The Dior exhibit opened on September 10 and goes through February 20, 2022
Blown away: The actress gushed over Dior’s ‘years of gorgeous design’ in Instagram posts
Art feeding her soul: This was Witherspoon’s first visit to see art at a museum, in person, since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place in 2020
Knocked out: ‘I can’t describe in words how beautiful this museum,’ Witherspoon wrote across a video she shot that pans across one of the rooms of the exhibit
In her flurry of posts, The Morning Show star shared a number of video clips and photos on Instagram.
‘Years of gorgeous designs for Dior,’ she wrote across on video showing vintage dressed displayed high up on the walls of the museum.
In another post she wrote, ‘exquisite dresses from 1950-2020’, all while slowly moving her camera in an effort to capture the exhibit’s classy layout.
And then, when the tears began to fall, she turned towards her camera and declared, ‘It’s so beautiful.’ Below the clip she wrote, ‘This is me being super emo.’
Behind the Exhibit: The Dior exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum was curated by Florence Müller in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, and designed by Nathalie Crinière
Emotional experience: Witherspoon acknowledged she became ‘super emo’ and shed tears
Inspired: The Oscar-winning actress asked her 25,6 million Instagram fans and followers to take in some form of art this week and ‘see how it makes you feel’
The tears were flowing as she looked up at the gallery which celebrates dresses worn by stars from Grace Kelly to more modern stars such as actress Jennifer Lawrence.
The Oscar-winning actress also visited The Obama Portraits Tour, which showcased works of art of the 44th president of the United States and his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama.
The Obama Portraits Tour, which will be on display at the Brooklyn Museum until October 24, and the upcoming Andy Warhol: Revelation exhibit, that opens on November 19, are not apart of a general admission ticket, and thus require a separate ticket.
With the coronavirus crisis still posing a danger, all visitors 12 years and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D.
Presidential: Witherspoon also visited The Obama Portraits Tour at the Brooklyn Museum
Presidential: The exhibit showcased works of art of the 44th president of the United States
Presidential: The Obama Portraits Tour also included works of art of Michelle Obama
Visitors are required to wear masks while visiting the museum regardless of vaccination status.
After revealing that she had shed some tears during her visit to the museum in an Instagram post, Witherspoon posed an exercise to her 26.5 million fans and followers.
‘Try it this week: Listen to a musician play, go to a museum, watch a dance performance. See how it makes you feels,’ she wrote.
COVID-19 restrictions: All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination, a valid I.D., and masks are required regardless of vaccination status at the Brooklyn Museum