Read and White Quilts at the Armory

Thursday, March 31, 2011

 On Tuesday night my friend Elizabeth and I went up to the Park Avenue Armory to check out the "Infinite Variety" exhibition of quilts. The show was an exhibition of 650 quilts that were being show as a gift to the city (admission was free) by Joanna S. Rose -- her collection is nothing short of remarkable and Thinc Design's clever exhibition design showcased them in a surprising and delightful way with quilts suspended from the rafters of the huge armory space. It is my understanding that the quilts will ultimately be donated to the American Folk Art Museum.

I'm so glad we went to see the show, as it was incredibly inspiring. I was humbled by the thought of the hours of handiwork that went into creating these quilts. We were both also struck by how graphic and modern-seeming many of the designs were -- you can almost imagine some being sold at CB2 or Design Within Reach (especially the running brick style design below!). Take a peek at some of the photos I snapped at the show:


Anonymous said...

Spectacular !!!

Jil Casey said...

What a beautiful installation! It must have been inspiring to be there.

Laura Fenton said...

It was truly amazing!


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