The Quilts of Gee's Bend (review)

  title={The Quilts of Gee's Bend (review)},
  author={Karen M. Duffy},
  journal={Journal of American Folklore},
  pages={94 - 96}
  • Karen M. Duffy
  • Published 25 January 2007
  • Art
  • Journal of American Folklore
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, borders an African American neighborhood. For an extended period during the 1990s, the museum’s front doors were closed as a cost-cutting measure, and all visitors were routed around to a smaller side entrance. The closed doors of that grand neoclassical facade on huntington Avenue inadvertently presented an image epitomizing the way many neighborhood residents experienced their relationship to the institution, which they perceived as a bastion of white culture… 
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