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From Heart to Hand: African American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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Star Puzzle, 2001 Cotton,cotton/polyester Blend 82 1/2 X 72 In. © Courtesy of the artist and the DePaul Art Museum
From Heart to Hand: African American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

935 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614
April 10th, 2014 - June 22nd, 2014
Opening: April 10th, 2014 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://museums.depaul.edu/artwebsite
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
North Side
EMAIL:  
artmuseum@depaul.edu
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Thu 11-7; Fri 11-5; Sat-Sun 12-5

DESCRIPTION

Like other domestic arts largely practiced by women, quiltmaking has been undervalued, its artists nearly always anonymous, their artistry unrecognized. This exhibition surveys twentieth-century African American artists from the South, restoring their identities and drawing in examples that range from stunning abstract compositions to brilliantly-conceived tributes to cultural icons like Jackie Robinson. This exhibition is organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.