Upcoming Exhibitions

Prints and Quilts from Gee's Bend

Louisiana Bendolph, First, 2005 Color softground etching with aquatint. Image size: 31" x 27"
Louisiana Bendolph, First, 2005 Color softground etching with aquatint. Image size: 31" x 27" Courtesy of the Arnett Collection.

From Aug. 28 to Oct. 13, the UAG is honored to host Prints and Quilts from Gee’s Bend, a selection of quilts, etchings, and sculpture from the Arnett collection. These objects are the product of a very particular place and people—the tiny community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, and of generations of labor. The result of necessity, of working with the materials at hand, the quilts created by the women of Gee’s Bend have been recognized for their beauty, as remarkable formal achievements, now exhibited in museums all over the United States. On Sept. 13 at 5 p.m., we will present a panel discussion featuring quilter Louisiana Bendolph, Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence Elyzabeth Wilder, and Associate Professor of Art Jessica Wohl. On September 26, at 7 p.m. in Convocation Hall, student actors will perform a reading of Elyzabeth Wilder’s Gee’s Bend, a play evoking the lived experience of the women quilters of the community.

 

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