Lady Gaga’s meat dress to go on display in Washington

The dress will feature as part of a display on pioneering women in rock n'roll

Lady Gaga‘s controversial meat dress is set to do on display in Washington.

Her outfit from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards has now been dried, preserved and painted to restore its original raw meat color and will feature as part of an exhibition about pioneering women in rock ‘n’ roll, AP reports.

The exhibition, curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland, opens on Friday at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.

It also features items from Cher, the B-52s, Donna Summer, Stevie Nicks, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna’s outfit from her Blonde Ambition tour.

Chief curator Kathryn Wat said that the meat dress would now be shown in its political context. When Gaga wore the dress, she was accompanied by US soldiers who had been affected by the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, which prevented gay, lesbian and bisexual on serving openly in the US military. She explained that if people don’t stand up for their 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.”

The museum also is featuring Gaga’s pink outfit from the 2010 Grammy Awards and her childhood piano.