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Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics - Gee's Bend: "The Most Famous Quilts In America?"

In 2002 the art world was rocked to its foundations by a group of unusual, abstract quilts made by African American women from an obscure hamlet in southern Alabama. People lined up around the block to see them and the critic from the New York Times gushed as, for the first time, the quilt became...