MCMA – the Yarn Bomb is Ready

7905915_origMarietta/Cobb Museum of Art is proud to present its first community art installation: the Yarn Bomb. The Yarn Bomb is on display at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art now through mid-September, during MCMA’s  Metro Montage XIII and Folk Art Visionaries exhibitions, both of which focus on community art. The MCMA Yarn Bomb is made from donated knit and crotched materials, all sewn into large pieces that cover the front of the MCMA building and various spots around the building.

Specifically, 6 columns of the Greek revival building have been covered 11 feet from the ground. A large piece is suspended from the tops of the columns and drapes in between the columns as well as over some of the building windows. The railings in front of the museum are covered. Two telephone poles: one in front of the museum and one on the side of the museum are covered. Metal grates on the side of the building, covering the windows, have been covered. Weather pending, more will be added in surprise spots around the building.

4620006_origThe first donations were received in December of 2012 and were collected until June 2013. Throughout June, the pieces were then sewn together by the Marietta and greater Atlanta communities. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art had over 250 people involved with this project. Collectively, there were thousands of hours put into this project: from making each piece, to sewing them together. The pieces that traveled the most were from students at Yantai University in Yantai, China.

There is no cost for viewing the installation, since the Yarn Bomb is on display on the front of the museum. Various parts of the inside of the museum are also yarn bombed throughout the installation, which can be viewed during museum hours with purchased admission. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11-5, Saturdays from 11-4, and Sundays from 1-4. The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission fees can be found on the MCMA website.

WHEN:         Now through mid-September
WHERE:      Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art • 30 Atlanta Street SE
Marietta, GA 30060
WHO:            Contact: Katie Bush, Director of Education, 770.528.1444 x16