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Posted on: May 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Gee’s Bend Quilters at the Las Cruces Museum of Art


The Las Cruces Museum of Art will present the artistic culture of the Gee’s Bend Quilters, followed by an activity with all materials provided by the museum, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

The Gee’s Bend Quilters are from Boykin, Alabama, a predominantly African-American community along the Alabama River. They, and have been creating quilts since the 1920s. Drawing inspiration from family history, cultural trends, and improvisation, the artists craft their quilts from recycled cloth to produce one-of-a-kind works of art.

The work of four members of the Gee’s Bend Quilters - Louisiana Bendolpf, Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Bennett, and Loretta Pettway - are featured in the Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press exhibition, on display at the Museum of Art from May 10 to July 20, 2019. Their featured artwork includes quilts and prints of their quilt designs.

The museum is located at 491 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit or call 575-541-2137.

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