Discover an extraordinary collection of textile art, sculpture, and painting acquired from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. With remarkable inventiveness and skill, generations of quilters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, have created arresting compositions of color and form, made from worn-out clothes and other repurposed fabrics. Exhibited with them are provocative mixed-media paintings and found-object sculptures by Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, and others whose subjects and materials echo with the painful history of the American South and the conditions of life for many who live there.
The Souls Grown Deep Foundation is dedicated to supporting contemporary African American artists from the southeastern United States.
Related Food Menu
During each week of July, a new dish inspired by this exhibition will be available in the Perelman Café. Crafted by culinary artist-in-residence Nia D. Minard, each dish is rooted in the food culture of the American South.