Monday, June 11

F4T: "Triangle Factory Fire: Then, Since, Now" at the Museum at FIT



On view from June 13 through July 7, 2012, this exhibition explores the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire through a visual interpretation of the disaster, its impact, and aftermath by 26 graduate students in FIT's MFA in Illustration program. The works include gouaches, oil paintings, clay sculptures, collages, and digital and interactive media. The fire was was the deadliest in the history of New York City and the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in United States history. As a consequence, sixty new laws mandating better working conditions were enacted in New York State between 1911 and 1913. While at the Museum, be sure to pop by their Fashion, A-Z: Part Two exhibition, which showcases masterpieces from the their permanent collection.


Jackie



5 comments:

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I will definitely stop by to see it! I was always so interested in the story of the Triangle Factory Fire. Seeing it come to life sounds incredible. And I always love stopping by FIT. Brings me back to my college years :) xoxo

ElsaD said...

I wish I could make it to this exhibition! Thanks so much for sharing this! xoxo

Punctuation Mark said...

I can't believe I didn't know about this when I was in the city!

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing this- great info, would love to see it.

Have a great day.

Beauty Follower said...

Great picture!