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Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals

Friday, May 2, 2014

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

This event repeats every weekday between 5/1/2014 and 6/20/2014.

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Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade. 

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat.  The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Location

Arsenal in Central Park Accessible
830 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Art & Antiquities

Contact Number

(212) 360-8163

Contact Email

artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Art

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