The Quilts of Gee's Bend

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
September 6 – November 10, 2002

From its beginning at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Quilts of Gee’s Bend exhibition received unprecedented critical acclaim and broke attendance records over the course of on its twelve-city American tour. The New York Times, Newsweek, NPR, Art in America, CBS News Sunday Morning, and PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer are among the hundreds of print and broadcast media organizations that have celebrated the quilts and the history of this unique community.

“Some of the most miraculous works of art America has produced…. So eye-poppingly gorgeous that it’s hard to know how to begin to account for them.” –New York Times

“The Quilts of Gee’s Bend…is a collection both visually stunning and emotionally moving. Nearly 70 quilts of amazing boldness and variety are hung as high art, and they pack nearly as much wallop as Picasso’s Guernica.”—Dallas Morning News


Whitney Museum of American Art, November 11, 2002  - March 9, 2003

Mobile Museum of Art, July 14 – August 31, 2003

Milwaukee Art Museum, September 27, 2003 – January 4, 2004

Corcoran Gallery of Art, February 14 – May 17, 2004

Cleveland Museum of Art, July 27 – September 12, 2004

Chrysler Museum of Art, VA, October 15, 2004 – January 2, 2005

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, February 2, 2005 – May, 8, 2005

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, June 1 – August 21, 2005

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, September 11 – December 4, 2005

High Museum of Art, GA, March 25 – June 18, 2006

Museum of Art, Ft Lauderdale, September 7, 2007 – January 7, 2008