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Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

10/08/2006 - 12/31/2006
Speed Art Museum - Louisville, KY

Quilts and the act of quiltmaking have played an important role in the homes and lives of Americans from our colonial beginnings to our contemporary culture. Occupying a singular position within the history of art, quilts are able to combine individual and communal histories, survival-based functionality, and complex compositions and formal elements in a single and complete work of art.

"Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt" displayed the extraordinary accomplishments of a distinctive community of artists and their unique creative voice preserved and handed down for generations.

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