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How a Black woman turned quilting into a surprisingly radical art form

The New York Times has a fascinating new article about the life and work of Rosie Lee Tompkins, whose stunning quilting art is currently the subject of a retrospective exhibit (online, and in person) at the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. I certainly hadn't heard of Tompkins before this. Nor had I given much thought to quilting as a modern art form, let alone a radical one. Sure, I'd seen centuries-old craftwork on display in museums. But, as I learned from the Times article, T...
Tags: Art, Post, News, New York Times, Times, Martin Luther King Jr, Kennedy, Modern Art, Jesus Christ, Uc Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Tompkins, Quilting, Quilts, Quilt, Roberta Smith, Black Art


Eli Leon, Champion Of African-American Quilt Makers, Has Died At 82

He haunted flea markets in Oakland and found quilts at the stall of Rosie Lee Tompkins. Eventually, she let on that they were her work. "He began to buy whatever she would sell him while also buying from other members of a large community of African-American quilt makers in the Oakland area. Over 30 years […]
Tags: Art, People, Oakland, 03.23.18, Eli Leon Champion Of African American Quilt Makers, Rosie Lee Tompkins



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