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From Gee’s Bend: The Women and Their Quilts:
Gee’s Bend: The Women and Their Quilts and The Quilts of Gee’s Bend
From Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt:
From Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilts, and Beyond
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.
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)