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Sometimes it seems that everyone living on Planet Earth is a Swiftie—yes, that is the term for a Taylor Swift fan (after all, what’s not to like, from Blank Space to Anti-Hero). All Swifties can now rejoice at the news that the Museum of Arts and Design in New York has launched a show of Taylor “artifacts” (Taylor Swift: Storyteller, until 4 September) featuring costumes, props and jewellery plus a painting of the singer’s cat, known as Benjamin Button which—don’t blink or you’ll miss it—features in the 2019 video Lover (the adorable moggie, gazing out from the canvas, is depicted by an unknown artist according to Artnet News). A museum blurb says that other highlights include the cheerleader and ballerina ensembles from the video for Shake It Off (2014) and the sparkling garb from Bejeweled (2022), directed by the pop star herself. The museum show—standard charge of $25—cannily coincides with Swift’s record-breaking global The Eras tour (we hear that Taylor’s management were particularly impressed with the previous exhibition at the institution, notably Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle, hence the quick turnaround in organising the Swift smorgasbord).

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