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Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

September 22 – December 9, 2007

This exhibition  examines the extraordinary quilts made by the women of Gee’s Bend, an isolated community in rural Alabama. For four generations, the women of Gee’s Bend have been creating quilts of exceptional artistry, revealing a remarkable command of design and a painterly approach to a traditional art form. The exhibition will explore in depth the impact of architecture, environment, and traditional quilting motifs upon the Gee’s Bend distinctive aesthetic. The exhibition will further explore examples of family quilting lineages and improvisational interpretations of traditional motifs.

Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt has been organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Tinwood Alliance, Atlanta. Local support and related programming is generously supported by Helen and Peter Bing, Bratrud Middleton Insurance, and Key Foundation – a foundation funded by KeyBank.