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December 8, 2014
Stark at the Met Museum
Stark at the Met Museum
Stark is a proud sponsor of the outstanding exhibition “Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestryat the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Pieter Coecke van Aelst is a 16th century Flemish Renaissance tapestry artist whose work has been relatively unexplored - until now. The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit honored this artist’s striking work, and Ashley Stark, Stark creative director, along with Parsons: the New School for Design and designer Jamie Drake, hosted an exclusive, intimate tour of the 19 tapestries, led by the show’s curator, Elizabeth Cleland. 

Jamie Drake on Stark’s role as a sponsor for the symposium:
“As the premier source of woven goods, it was perfect fit for an exhibit on the highest level of woven goods in the 16th century. The tapestries are amazing—vibrant, and rich, in fantastic condition.”  

Ashley Stark on supporting the exhibition:
"We were thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Jamie Drake in supporting this incredible exhibition. The artistry and attention to detail in each of the tapestries is extraordinary, and anyone with a passion for design will be amazed.”

Vertumnus Appears to Pomona in the Guise of a Herdsman from the “Story of Vertumnus and Pomona” series, 1544.

God Accuses Adam and Eve After the Fall from the “Story of Creation” series, 1548.

Photos of tapestries © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / by Bruce White, from

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