Tate announces acquisition of the Gee's Bend Quiltmakers

 

Melanie Gerlis announced in the Financial Times that Tate has acquired three pieces from 1950 to 2003, by Aolar Carson Mosely (1912-99), her daughter Mary Lee Bendolph (b. 1935) and Annie Mae Young (b. 1928).

 

Works by the Gee's Bend quiltmakers are currently on view in the first dedicated solo show in Europe, made by three generations of African American women from the remote Alabama River community of Gee’s Bend, also known as Boykin. “These quilts have got something to say, they are steeped in a rich history of fighting for the rights of a community,” Alison Jacques says. 

 

To virtually experience the exhibition in a video walkthrough, click here.