Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Northwest Arkansas announced a Fourth of July celebration like no other this week, which included the world’s largest knitted American flag. 

 

The museum will be celebrating Independence Day with the completion of the world’s largest knitted American flag. Multidisciplinary artist Dave Cole will be attempting to create the flag on the Momentary campus in front of a crowd of onlookers. Using telephone poles as knitting needles and two large Deere excavators as arms, Cole will work to finish his art display on the Fourth of July from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

 

Through his art displays, Cole explores the complexity of American identity with a combination of wit, visual puns, and—in this exhibition—a large dose of spectacle. Cole began the project on July 1 and will perform the final “purl one, knit two” during the Fourth of July event, which is free to the public. The flag will remain on display through July 16. 

 

After dark, guests are invited to go to the Tower Bar to talk with Cole and enjoy Fourth of July-themed cocktails and live music, as well as one of the best fireworks views in town. 

 

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