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Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

Date
Friday, June 15, 2007Sunday, August 26, 2007
Time
11:00 AM–05:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, this exhibition features approximately 40 brilliant and dynamic quilts made by 39 African American women living in the remote community of Gee's Bend, Alabama.  The exhibition explores the impact of architecture, environment, and traditional quilting motifs, and examines the structural patterns that appear to form the foundation of Gee's Bend quilt making.  The quilts, whose patterns have been handed down through generations, display bold colors and an improvisational style that is reminiscent of 20th-century minimalist art.  A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

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The Walters venue is presented by The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum with additional support provided by William R. & Wendyce H. Brody, Vernon A. Reid, James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr. and Mychelle Y. Farmer, M.D., Wendy Myerberg Jachman, Jennifer Myerberg and the William L. & Victorine Q. Adams Foundation.

Add to Calendar 06-15-2007 11:00:00 08-26-2007 17:00:00 15 Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt This exhibition celebrates the distinctive and beautiful quilts made by African American women living in the isolated community of Gee's Bend, Alabama. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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