Minneapolis Satellite Reef Part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef Project created by the Institute For Figuring

August 23, 2015 - November 21, 2015


The Minneapolis Institute of Art is proud to present the Minneapolis Satellite Reef, part of the Institute For Figuring’s worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project.

The world’s largest participatory art and science project, the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef project combines mathematics, marine biology, environmental consciousness raising and community art practice. More than 7,000 people have helped to make these gorgeous woolen seascapes, which have been exhibited around the world.

Mia invites the community to participate in the making of a Minneapolis Satellite Reef, part of the Institute For Figuring’s ongoing Satellite Reef program. Citizens of the Twin Cities and beyond are encouraged to create crochet coral to contribute to the reef through July 31, 2015. Organized by Mia and created by the community, the Minneapolis Satellite Reef will be exhibited at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Community Facility (MWMO) from August 24 to September 30, 2015*.

*Exhibition Extended through November, 21, 2015!

Exhibit Location:
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
2522 Marshall Street NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418

To learn more about the project read the FAQs here.

Minneapolis Satellite Reef will be on display from Aug. 24 – Nov. 21, 2015:

New Exhibition Hours

  • Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday extended hours, open until 7 p.m.
  • Closes Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Directions to MWMO

Krista Tippett interviewed Margaret Wertheim at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for her radio program “On Being.” Hear her talk about the Crochet Coral Reef in this radio podcast, “The Grandeur and Limits of Science.” 

         Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

(image credit:  Institute For Figuring’s Crochet Coral Reef project, 2005-ongoing. Photo © the IFF.)

Note: This exhibition is located in the arts district of NE Minneapolis at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.