Curator Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry led a gallery walk of the exhibition 'Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions.'
Exhibition tour. Related to exhibition 'Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions.' Dated 19980117.
Biographical / Historical:
Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions featured quilts made by members of the least represented group among all American quilt makers, African American men. The quilts shown had their origins in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and included both utilitarian bed quilts to purely decorative ones. The quilt makers represented ranged from the 9-year-old Herbert Munn to the 105-year-old Benjamin Jackson. The quilts came from four different areas of the country: the Deep South, the Atlantic Seaboard, the Midwest, and the Far West. The exhibition was developed by guest curator Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry at the University of Maryland in 1996.
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