“Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe”

“Printz” by Christian Louboutin. Spring/Summer 2013. Photo courtesy of Christian Louboutin. Photo by Jay Zukerkorn.

Carrie Bradshaw and the women from "Sex in the City" didn’t invent the high-heeled shoe, but they certainly helped us embrace it. A fashionista’s dream, "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" will present a 300-year history of fabulous footwear, revealing high heels as both stunning architectural creations and works of art in their own right.

About 100 contemporary and 50 historical high heels will be on view, including shoes by noted designers Prada, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin, Ferragamo, Manolo Blahnik and more. Drawn from the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, the exhibition includes six films created specifically for the show by noted artists, each exploring the cultural, social and aesthetic qualities that make the high heel so fascinating.

General admission for New Hampshire residents is free on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tickets are $8 for the Killer Heels exhibit but free for museum members.

Museum hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.