An unprecedented installation of American folk art
Designed for the American Folk Art Museum and open from March 25-30, 2011 at the Park Avenue Armory, this exhibition features 651 quilts on loan from the collection of Joanna S. Rose.
Six 30-foot-high cylinders made entirely of red-and-white quilts surround a 50-foot-high spiral of quilts. Inspired by the geometry of quilting circles, the design responds to the collector's wish to see all the quilts on display at one time, and the curator's desire that they be arranged not by pattern (no two are exactly the same), time period, or geographic region, but rather in a visually exciting manner. And the entire show was installed in less than 72 hours.
Exhibition Planning and Design
Park Avenue Armory
New York, New York
55,000 square feet
March 25–30, 2011