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The Phenomenon of the Gee's Bend Quilts

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

Wed., 2/1/12, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Williman Room in Benson Center

In this lecture, art historian Bridget R. Cooks will discuss the cultural history of quilts made by African American women in Gee's Bend, Alabama. She will discuss the popularity of the museum exhibition, The Quilts of Gee's Bend, and discuss what is lost, gained, and learned when quilts are recontextualized in mainstream art museums.

Coordinated by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.  For more information, contact Jeanette Miller at

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