Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

 Over the holidays, we visited Washington D.C. and the Smithsonian Natural History Museum on the mall.  We had just arrived (with 4 kids in tow) when I spotted beautiful colors in a room.  I went to look and my mouth fell open.  I started snapping pictures because I knew everyone really wanted to see dinosaur bones and the Hope Diamond.
 This is a coral reef made of crochet!  It is amazing.  I have dabbled in crochet, but, WOW!
 The colors are so vibrant.
 There are beaded ones and every type of yarn you can imagine!
 The main reef is huge too- taller than people looking at it. 
The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum will be on display until
April 24,2011.  It is worth a look and admission is free.
http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/hreef/index.html

4 comments:

  1. Wow! I wonder how many people worked on this. I probably could have stared at it for an hour. Thanks for the pictures!

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  2. Truly an amazing crochet creation!

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  3. Approximately 800 people, 4000 pieces were submitted for the Community Reef. The youngest stitcher was 3, the oldest 101.

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  4. Thank you Kristin for the info! It was incredible!

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