Gee’s Bend Quilt Exhibit

When:
August 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Bessie Smith Cultural Center
200 E M L King Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37403
USA
Cost:
7.00 adult

The Gee’s Bend Quilt exhibit features quilts created by a group of women and their ancestors who live or have lived in the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee’s Bend, Alabama along the Alabama River.  The Quilts of Gee’s Bend are considered to be unique, and one of the most important African-American visual and cultural contributions to the history of art within the United States.

 

Pieced_Quilt,_c._1979_by_Lucy_Mingo,_Gee's_Bend,_Alabama (1)