Archives for January 2011

ArtZone Registration

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A Survey of Gee's Bend Quilts

January 11 – April 2, 2011

Opening Reception Thursday, February 3, 2011
5:00–7:00p.m.


Gee’s Bend is a small rural community nestled into a curve in the Alabama River southwest of Selma, Alabama. After the Civil War, the freed slaves of Gee’s Bend founded an all-black community nearly isolated from the surrounding world.

The town’s women developed a distinctive, bold, and sophisticated quilting style based on traditional American (and African-American) quilts, but with a geometric simplicity reminiscent of Amish quilts and modern art. The women of Gee’s Bend passed their skills and aesthetic down through at least six generations to the present.

Mississippi Made: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Is the first in a series of ongoing exhibits presenting selections from the permanent collection and includes work by Mississippi artists Marie Hull, Andrew Bucci, Bill Dunlap, John McCrady, Kate Freeman Clark, Jere Allen, Walter Anderson, and George Ohr.