Lady Gaga's Meat Dress to Exhibit in Museum

It'll be displayed alongside Stevie Nicks' boots at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Lady Gaga's meat-dress-wearing antics may be seen more as performance art than fashion, which explains how the (now-dried) meaty concoction is now ending up in a museum.

AP reports that the meat (originally all raw) that Lady Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will be on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

The museum, in Washington, D.C., is launching an exhibit of "Women Who Rock," showcasing artifiacts from Joan Jett, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Nicks.

Naturally, not all of these items are food-related; most are items of clothing, especially boots. Gaga's dress, however, has been repainted red, to resemble raw meat, and will be paired with an explanation of its representation of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (instead of a stance against veganism or vegetarianism). "For me this evening, if we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat," Gaga said.

Other artifacts are from Meg White, Taylor Swift, Janelle Monáe, Bikini Kill, and more. The exhibit runs from Sept. 7, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013.