Yesterday I went to the Brooklyn Museum to see the exhibition “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.
Quilts are awesome.
In the center of all these quilts was a strange dark room called The Dinner Party by artist Judy Chicago.
If you live in or around the New York Metropolitan Area, or plan to visit, I highly recommend seeing this stuff in person. Photographs do the fabric’s depth and aura little justice. Quilts are on display until September 15. The Dinner Party is there indefinitely.
Also there’s a lot of other stuff at the museum. If you look hard enough you can find this ibis sarcophagus: