Art History 101

Art History 101

The extent of my training in art begins with Art History 101 at the University of Wisconsin in 1990 and unfortunately ends there as well. So by no means am I am art aficionado, but I could not resist a side trip during my annual “Big Apple Shopping Spree” to the Museum of Arts and Design. Why? The museum’s current exhibit is titled Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting. Enough said.

Being an avid knitter, I imagine I had a different perspective than the average museum visitor as I progressed slowly through the artwork. Among the knitted pieces, some items appeared to be knit on needles as large as telephone poles and those only a mouse could have knit. The variety of materials on display was equally amazing, everything from nylon to wire to silk.

As much as I hate to distract others from their shopping, I do recommend the exhibit and enjoyed my visit. The exhibition runs from January 25 – June 17, 2007. The museum’s description and further information are below.

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