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10 November 2006

Gee's Bend Exhibit


James and Amy joined up with our friends Mary and Amelia and went to a super cool museum exhibit in San Francisco last Tuesday. On display were the quilts of Gee's Bend, a tiny isolated Alabama town. Since slave times, generations of African-American women have made these quilts that are surprisingly akin to what we think of as modern art (see photo to the right). Truth be told, Amy was a little skeptical about going to a quilting exhibit, imagining some hyped-up 4-H display. Instead it turns out that these quilts are hip and fascinating, as are the stories of the women who made them. Even James was attracted to the bright colors and the unusual patterns. To make the experience even better, the museum is located in the middle of Golden Gate Park, so from the top floor we could look out over the bridge and the ocean and the city.

For more info, check out this link:
http://www.thinker.org/deyoung/exhibitions/index.asp

1 Comments:

  • All I have to say is that I think this blog sight is the greatest gift possible for a gram gram! I absolutely feel 'all caught up', though that is impossible since little folks change every minute! I love hearing,seeing, and enjoying every entry--please, all of you keep it up. I'm done taking pictures; i just want to look at yours!

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