Nordic Heritage Museum Ballard
Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 9 2017
Marimekko is a Helsinki-based company specializing in fabrics, furnishings, and fashion, whose vibrant and cheery patterns rose to fame in the 1950s and '60s (and took off in the United States in 1960, after Jackie Kennedy bought seven Marimekko dresses at once and wore them on the campaign trail). This exhibit will feature Marimekko's significant fabrics and fashions from the '50s through the '70s, in addition to archival material "highlighting the personal stories and social relationships at the heart of the company’s international impact."