Gee's Bend Quilting
Join Dr. Sharbreon Plummer in front of Ruth Pettway Mosely's Nine-Patch Quilt (ca. 1955) as she considers Gee's Bend quiltmakers through a Black feminist lens, pulling out stories of autonomy, artistry, and intellectual, emotional, and physical labor. Nine-Patch Quilt is on view in the Museum's reinstalled modern and contemporary galleries, Art and Design from 1900 to Now.
This program is presented in collaboration with RISD’s Textile Department and the RISD Museum.
Free with admission. Registration requested.
Sharbreon Plummer, Ph.D. is a researcher and arts practitioner with a heart for expanding how artistic practice is defined, supported, and framed through theory. Her upbringing in southern Louisiana informs her interest and investment in how culture and ancestral memory act as influencers of identity and contemporary artistic production, especially within textile-based practices. For over thirteen years, her praxis has involved shaping resources for communities of creators whose work serves as an act of resistance, self-determination, and collective freedom.
A few of her creative projects include her internationally distributed zine Diasporic Threads:
Black Women, Fibre and Textiles (2022) and curatorial projects such as Stitching Abolition
(Chicago, 2022) and Mirrored Migration (New York, 2017).