Alabama’s African-American Quilts

Contemporary African American Quilts from Alabama – July 25 – September 27,  2009

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts will have an exhibit of  African American quilts made by Alabama’s quilt artists.  According the museum’s website:  http://www.mmfa.org/exhibitions.cfm#91

“In 2004, the Museum acquired a collection of 48 quilts, most of which were created in West Alabama between 1945 and 2001. The collector, Kempf Hogan, assembled the collection in concert with folk art dealer Robert Cargo and their mutual dedication insured that the collection is of both historical as well as artistic significance. Featured artists include Yvonne Wells, Mozell Benson, and Nora Ezell–all of whom now enjoy national renown. The designs of these textiles range from the traditional to the most contemporary forms of expression. The Museum will exhibit selections from this outstanding collection, including all 10 works the Museum now holds by Tuscaloosa quilt maker Yvonne Wells.”

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