If you’re in Manhattan on March 25-30, you might want to swing by the Park Avenue Armory, where towering spirals made of red and white quilts will be suspended from the ceiling of the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall. The installation, “Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts,” was conceived by Thinc Design, a New York-based firm that specializes in exhibition design. The free show is being presented by the American Museum of Folk Art. In total, 650 quilts will be on display.
Thinc also is working on the exhibition design for the National September 11 Memorial Museum, slated to open in 2012 at the World Trade Center site. The firm’s past projects include the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences and the Freedom Park in Tshwane, South Africa.
On a related note, check out editor Suzanne Stephen’s review of another recent installation at the Armory, “Leonardo’s Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway.” She was not a fan!
Image courtesy Thinc Design