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The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Presents Threaded, a New Exhibition Featuring Textile Works by Contemporary Black Women Artists Share a Spelman College Press Release


ATLANTA, GA (January 26, 2024) — Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will display contemporary artworks created by Black women working in textiles as part of its new exhibit, Threaded.

Threaded opens Friday, February 2, 2024. The exhibit will be free to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. from February 2 - May 24, 2024, at the Spelman College’s Museum of Fine Art.

The foundation of the exhibit is seven newly conserved quilts from the Gee’s Bend Quilt Collective, an Alabama quilting community in the Spelman Museum permanent collection. These works are joined by a quilt from the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum collection and 10 additional prints, also by Gee’s Bend. Threaded is curated by Spelman's Museum of Fine Art Director Liz Andrews, Ph.D., and Karen Comer Lowe, with Brandy Pettijohn, Ph.D.

Artists featured in Threaded include Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Polly Bennett, Willie Ann Benning, Bisa Butler, Helen McBride, Flora Moore, Ruth Pettway Mosely, Ebony G. Patterson, Loretta Pettway, Bettie Bendolph Seltzer, Phyllis Stephens, Sonie Joi Thompson-Ruffin, Qualeasha Wood and Billie Zangewa.

Media Contact:
Denise Ward, 770-862-4028, deniseward@spelman.edu 

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