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.