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Road to Paradise
The Road to Paradise, 2002
Linda Day Clark, American
Inkjet print
Framed: 21 x 14 inches (53.3 x 35.6 cm)
Courtesy of Artist
Linda Day Clark: The Gee's Bend Photographs
September 16, 2008 - December 14, 2008
In conjunction with Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt, the Museum is presenting an installation of approximately twenty-five photographs by Baltimore photographer Linda Day Clark, who has traveled to Gee’s Bend annually since 2002 when she made her first visit on assignment for The New York Times.

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Clark’s photographs capture the richness of the rural landscape as well as the strong sense of community forged by the women who are carrying on the quiltmaking tradition in Gee's Bend. One image, titled The Road to Paradise (shown here), shows a narrow lane of red clay earth surrounded by pine trees that leads to a vista known as Paradise Point among locals. Also included in this exhibition are powerful photographic portraits of the artists such as Mary Lee Bendolph, Creola Pettway, Arlonzia Pettway, and Annie Mae Young, whose work is featured in the Gee’s Bend exhibition.


Dilys Blum • Curator of Costume and Textiles


Dorrance Corridor, first floor

Related Exhibitions

This exhibition is being held in conjunction with Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt and Quilt Stories: The Ella King Torrey Collection of African American Quilts and Other Recent Quilt Acquisitions.

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