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Script for The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend

Book excerpts:

From Gee’s Bend: The Women and Their Quilts:

“The lives and history of several Gee’s Bend quiltmakers, written in their own words”

 

Gee’s Bend: The Women and Their Quilts and The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

“Arlonzia Pettway’s Family History: Dinah the Slave and Her Descendants”

 

From Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt:

“A New Generation of ‘Housetops'” by Louisiana P. Bendolph

 

From Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilts, and Beyond

“The Life and Art of Mary Lee Bendolph” by Joanne Cubbs

 

Articles:

For the original article that helped put the Quilts of Gee’s Bend exhibition on the map, read Michael Kimmelman, “ART REVIEW; Jazzy Geometry, Cool Quilters,” New York Times, 29 November 2002, taken from www.nytimes.com

 

For an article outlining the key ideas surrounding the exhibition Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt, read Michael O’Sullivan, “‘Gee’s Bend’: A Strong Foundation,” Washington Post, 6 July 2007, page WE21, taken from www.washingtonpost.com

 

To contextualize the individual histories and artistic relationships presented in the exhibition, Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilts, and Beyond, read a scholarly essay written by Tinwood Alliance curator, Stephanie Burak.

 

Read a scholarly review of Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt written by Teri Klassen, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. This article is provided by Museum Anthropology Review‘s website and has or will be published by Museum Anthropology, Uncoverings and the Journal of American Folklore and Midwestern Folklore.

 

Teaching Materials:

Gee’s Bend Lesson Plans for junior high and high school students created by the Whitney Museum of American Art (Pre- and post-visit materials to accompany The Quilts of Gee’s Bend exhibition)