Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Yarn Bomb

Written by Emily Anne Jackson 

YarnBomb (36 of 36)Sweater season may be far off but that isn’t stopping the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (MCMA) from donning some intricately knit finery. From early July through mid-September the museum’s front façade will be kept cozy inside the Yarn Bomb, MCMA’s first outdoor community art installation inspired by the Metro Montage XIII and Folk Art Visionaries Exhibitions. The museum-sized swath is made from donated knit and crocheted materials sewn together by members of the Marietta and Atlanta communities. Volunteer knit/purl protégés as far away as China submitted pieces to be woven into the installation which has been in the works since December 2012. The Yarn Bomb will be on display from July 6 through September, including Labor Day weekend, when MCMA will host the Marietta ChalkFest. Various places inside of the museum will be bombed while yarn enrobes the museum’s exterior; these mini Yarn Bombs can be viewed during museum hours with a purchased admission.