a giant hammock with big impact

A visually stimulating array of bright, hand-dyed nylon rope crocheted into a large-scale, three-dimensional sculpture that lifts you off the ground.

Coming Soon in June!

Our new installation Whammock! will raise you to new heights! This interactive, three-dimensional textile environment resembles a giant hammock of colorful crocheted circles, open pockets and dangling pendulums. Whammock! will be located on the Museum’s Upper Level, where children (and adults) will be able to climb, swing, crawl or simply choose to pause in the cradle of its embrace.

Help us bring Whammock! to life this June by donating to the installation here.

Who Made This?

Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam
1940, Japan
lives in
Nova Scotia, Canada

A leading fiber artist in Canada and Japan, Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is internationally renowned for her use of knitting, crochet and knot-making techniques and best known for her climbable large-scale textile structures. She was inspired to create textile playground spaces after children climbed into a three-dimensional textile sculpture that she was exhibiting. Her playscape structures are made almost entirely by hand and each is one-of-a-kind with past exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan; the Palais de Congrès in Paris, France; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan.

this installation is made possible by

Special Closure

The Museum will be closed on Wednesday, April 24 for a special event.