Lady Gaga’s infamous raw meat dress -- which she wore during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards to protest a ban on openly gay officers serving in the military -- is now a museum piece: It's on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
It’s part of a traveling exhibit, "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power," which opened Friday. The show is being put on by the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"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 in 2010 when she appeared in the dress.
The beefy dress is well preserved -- in the most literal of fashions. It’s been dried and painted to look like raw animal flesh, as it appeared when Gaga first wore it.