Cade Museum hosts new exhibit, theme

Visitors can thread their way through the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention’s new exhibit and theme that will run Feb. 3 through May 29.

The museum-wide theme, Tech Tapestry: Threads of Invention, and exhibit, Fabric Frontiers: Textiles and Technology, covers the clothing that helps modern explorers traverse the South Pole to astronaut’s lunar landing.

In hands-on activities, visitors can spin yarn, stretch slime into thread and piece together electronic quilts. And bios, stories and infographics illustrate the lives of textile artisans.

Cade Museum's Tech Tapestry Threads of Invention

“In signature Cade fashion, STEAM learning is infused into new interactive activities in Tech Tapestry,” Stephanie Bailes, Cade Museum Executive Director, said. “I’m proud of the many ways our educators mix fun and learning. They never fail to surprise us with new approaches and learning outcomes.”

The special exhibit deep dives into the latest protective gear used in Antarctica, and a display on NASA shows how the space agency depended on garment workers to weave a hard drive for the Apollo Guidance Computer.

For more details on the exhibit and tickets, check out the Cade Museum website.

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