Museums Showing African-American Quilts

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This list is courtesy of Kyra Hicks from her book:
Black Threads: An African American Quilting Sourcebook by Kyra Hicks. Published by McFarland & Company, Inc., 2003


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African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 574-0380
aampmuseum.org/home/
Permanent collection includes an 1898 quilt by Jessie B. Lewis and two quilts by Mira Jane Trucluel made between 1850-1900. This museum also houses the Ann Russell Jones Collection of Textiles. Jones was the first Black woman to graduate from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women.


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African Arts Museum of SMA Fathers
Society of African Missions 23 Bliss Avenue Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 894-8611
www.smafathers.org/museum/index.htm


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American Folk Art Museum
Library and Administrative Offices
555 W. 57th Street #1300 New York, NY 10019
(212) 977-7170
www.FolkArtMuseum.org
Stacy C. Hollander, Senior Curator
The American Folk Art Museum has twenty African American quilts in its per­manent collection. These are primarily vari­ations of traditional quilt patterns from fourteen different Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi quiltmakers during the 1970s-1990s. The museum library has one of the only known bound copies of past Women of Color Quilters Network newsletters (1987-1993).


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American Folklife Center      
101 Independence Avenue SE  Washington, DC 20540-4610  
(202) 707-5510
www.loc.gov/folklife/
The Folklife Center has several ephemeral files on American quilting, quilt photo­graphs, quilt songs, and African American quilting. The files on Black American con­tributions include an impressive variety of past exhibit announcements, articles, quilt­ing guild newsletters and even old Freedom Quilting Bee quilt order forms. Many of the quilt photos are from the 1930s Farm Security Administration files.


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American Museum and Gardens in Britain
Claverton Manor Bath, England BA2 7 BD United Kingdom
Tele: 0122 546 0503
www.americanmuseum.org/
Permanent collection includes an 1860 quilt named Chalices by slaves on Mimosa Hall Plantation, Texas. Slides of the quilt are available upon request.


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Amistad Research Center
Tulane University - Tilton Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-5535
www.tulane.edu/~amistad
Permanent collection includes La Amistad, 1999 by Cecelia Pedescleaux and a 1979 quilt by Carolyn Mazloomi. The center also has vertical files on African American quilting.


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Archives of American Minority Cultures
Gorgas Main Library—Special Collections
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0266  
(205) 348-5512          
Oshin's Quilt Collections (1987, p. 18) references a taped interview with quilters and thirty-one slides from an annual Freedom Quilting Bee event in the early 1980s.


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Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305-1366   PH:
(404) 814-4053
www.atlhist.org/
The Atlanta History Center permanent collection includes two slave-made quilts circa 1820-1865 and two quilts made in Georgia between 1920-1940.


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Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462        
(323) 667-2000     
www.autrynationalcenter.org/
The permanent collection includes a quilt by Carolyn Mazloomi.


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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
520 Sixteenth Street North Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 328-9696
www.bcri.org/index.html          
The institute's collection includes quilts by Nora Ezell, Carolyn Mazloomi and Annie Ruth Jenkins.


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Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 8th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 254-2566
www.artsbma.org
The museum collection includes at least five African American quilts. Included are Proverbs Quilt by Yvonne Wells (1988), Five Loaves and Two Fishes by Chris Clark (1993), Star of Bethlehem quilt by the Free­dom Quilting Bee (1968), Civil Rights Quilt by Nora Ezell (1993), and Pine Burr quilt by Lucy Mingo (no date). The museum's collection also includes over 300 quilts donated by Robert Cargo. The museum is in the process of cataloging these quilts. Many may be by African American quilters.


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Bronzeville Children's Museum
96th Street and Western Avenue P.O. Box 428250 Evergreen Park, IL 60805
(708) 636-9504
Peggy A. Montes, President
The museum's collection includes Chicago's Historic Black Artists Story Quilt, a 1999 quilt made by children.


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California Afro-American Museum
600 State Drive Exposition Park Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 744-7432
www.caam.ca.gov
Angeles native Michael Cumming's 1979 Springtime in Memphis at Night quilt and an untitled quilt by Laconia Marie Wilson made around the 1960s-1970s.


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Cape Fear Museum
814 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28401-4731
(910) 341-4350
www.co.new-hanover.nc.us/cfm
Permanent collection includes four quilts/quilt tops by Ida Chestnut Mosley made between 1898 and 1952. The collection also includes oral histories and photographs of African American quilters.


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Center for Southern Folklore
119 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 525-3655
Jody Oshin's Quilt Collections (1987, p. 179) references African American quilts in the center's collection of seventy-five quilts at that time. One piece was an American flag quilt by Pecolia Warner.


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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue Detroit, MI 48201-1443
(313) 494-5813
The museum's permanent collection includes four quilts dating from the 1930s to 1999.


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Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403-6297 PH:
(843) 722-2996
The Charleston Museum, founded in 1773, is America's first museum. The perma­nent collection includes an 1815 slave-made trapunto dresser cover, an 18th century African American-made unfinished tra­punto piece, and an 1828 chintz mosaic with trapunto piece. Slides and prints of trapunto dresser cover are available upon request.


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Chase Manhattan Bank- Art Program  
410 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022
Oshin's Quilt Collections (1987, p. 131) references two African American quilts among seventy-eight quilts in the Chase Manhattan Bank collection at that time.


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Chief Vann House Historic Site
82 Highway 225N Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 695-2598
Jeff Stancil, Director
The permanent collection includes an Indian Head Dress or Turkey Track pattern quilt. The cotton cover was made by a slave on the Carters Quarters (Rock Spring) Plantation in Murray County, GA around 1840.


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Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 639-2995
www.CincinnatiArtMuseum.com
Permanent collection includes an 1849 Star of Bethlehem quilt by 'Aunt Peggy.'


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Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries
223 James P. Brawley Drive Trevor Arnett Hall, 2nd Level Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 880-6102
www.CAU.edu/ArtGallery
Permanent collection includes a strip quilt circa 1935 donated by Ty and Jean Tyson.


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Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road Columbus, GA 31906
(706) 649-0713
www.ColumbusMuseum.com
Permanent collection includes Lone Star quilt by Angeline Pitts made circa 1875-1910.


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Department of Archives and Special Collections
JD Williams Library University of Mississippi
(662) 915-5933
www.OleMiss.edu
Oshin's Quilt Collections (1987, p. 131) references the William R. Ferris, Jr., Col­lection, which included several hundred photographs of quilts and quiltmakers, mostly of Pecolia Warner of Mississippi.


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Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605-2496
(312) 922-9410
Two quilts by textile artist Betty Venus Blue are on permanent display in the Africa exhibit area.


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Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E. Main Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(219) 422-6467
www.fwmoa.org
Permanent collection includes Tar Beach 2, a silkscreen on silk piece by Faith Ringgold.


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Golden Pioneer Museum
923 10th Street Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-7151
www.GoldenPioneerMuseum.com
Permanent collection includes a coverlet woven by slaves on the Robert's Station Plantation near Macon, GA sometime between 1808 and 1860


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Great Plains Black Museum
2213 Lake Street Omaha, NE 68110
(402) 345-2212
Freeman's A Communion of the Spirits references quilts in the museum's collection.


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H.T. Sampson Library Jackson State University
1400 Lynch Street Jackson, MS 39217
(601) 968-2123
ccaix.jsms.edu/~gadmappl/tour/hts.html
The library, which opened in 1998, had on permanent display six quilts made specifically for the library by Gustina Atlas, Loraine Harrington, Geraldine Nash and Hystercine Rankin. Sadly, in 2000, two of the quilts were stolen.


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Hampton University Museum
Huntington Building Hampton, VA 23668
(757) 727-5308
www.hampton.edu
Permanent collection includes Big Woman quilt by Sarah Mary Taylor and The African American Independence Celebration of America, a 1994 quilt made by the North Newport News Community Center Seniors.


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High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4400
www.high.org
Permanent collection includes a 19th century Snake Quilt by an unknown African American woman from eastern North Carolina; Bible Scene Quilt by members of the Drake Family on Thomaston, GA circa 1900; and two Faith Ringgold quilts — Sonny's Bridge and Church Picnic Story Quilt. The museum also has an 11-page curriculum plan by Reggie Stephens for teaching students about the Bible Scenes Quilt.


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Historic Carson House
1805 Highway 70W Marion, NC 28752
(828) 724-4640
Permanent collection includes an 1880 quilt named The Marseilles by Kadella, an 1839 quilt Crazy Patch by Em, John Logan's slave, and an 1830 quilt Blazing Star by Sarah Kadella's daughter.


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Illinois State Museum
Spring & Edwards Street Springfield, IL 62706-5000
(217) 782-7387
www.museum.state.il.us
Permanent collection includes a 1993 taped interview with quilter Anna Borders.


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Indianapolis Museum of Art Textiles & Costumes Collection
1200 West 38th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208-4196
(317) 920-2660
www.ima-art.org
Permanent collection includes a 1991 quilt by Estelle McCray and I've Got an Ace Up my Sleeve, a 1995 quilt by Carolyn Mazloomi.


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International Quilt Study Center
University of Nebraska—Lincoln
Dept. of Textiles, Clothing & Design
234 Home Economics Building Lincoln, NE 68583-0838
(402) 472-6549  
www.ianr.unl.edu/quiltstudy
The Center recently acquired the Robert and Helen Cargo Collection of 156 African American quilts worth $500,000. The quilts were all made in the 1900s to 1996. In addition, the Center collection includes two quilts by Faith Ringgold and two quilts by Anna Williams Jones.


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Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
441 Freedom Parkway Atlanta, GA 30371
(404) 331-3942
CarterLibrary.galileo.peachnet.edu
Permanent collection includes a quilt created and donated by Philadelphia quilter Lorraine A. Mahan. The White House received the quilt in April 1979.


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John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125
(617) 929-4521
The JFK Library and Museum Collection includes two quilts from Liberia. The JFK collection also includes a large number of handwoven textiles and handstitched costumes from Africa.


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Kansas African American Museum
601 North Water  Wichita, KS 67201
(316) 262-765
Permanent collection includes approx­imately 10 quilts from the mid 1950s-1980s.


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Kent State University Museum
PO Box 5190 Rockwell Hall Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330)672-3450
www.Kent.edu/museurn
Permanent collection includes Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley's Mary Todd Lincoln quilt circa 1850-1875. Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1824-1907) was born a slave and later purchased freedom for herself and her son from money earned as a seamstress. Mrs. Keckley worked in the White House during the Lincoln presidency. The quilt is believed to contain scraps from the dresses she made for Mary Todd Lincoln.


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Louisiana Division of the Arts
Louisiana Folklife Program
PO Box 44247 Baton Rogue, LA 70804-4247
(225) 342-8180
www.crt.slate.la.us/arts/folklife/index.htm
Collection includes two African American quilts: Around the World by Rosie L. Alien and Strip Quilt with Tie Strings by Rosie Jackson.


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Louisiana State Museum
751 rue Charles New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 568-6968
http://lsm.crt.state.la.us
Collection includes a late 19th century Log Cabin Silk quilt made by Dolly Jackson, a Georgia slave. The quilt was placed on loan to the Museum in 1928.


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McKissick Museum University of South Carolina
Bull and Pendleton Street Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-7251
www.cla.sc.edu/MCKS/
Permanent collection includes eight quilts by Anna Byrd, Carrie Coachman, and Thomas Mack. The museum's Folklife Archives includes approximately 250 forms about quilts made by African American quilters during a survey conducted in the mid-1980s.


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Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Decorative Arts Department
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Permanent collection includes "Star of Bethlehem" pattern variation quilt by "Aunt Ellen" and "Aunt Margaret," slaves of the Marmaduke Beckwith Morton family about 1837-50. The collection also includes Faith Ringgold's 1985 Street Story Quilt.


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Michigan State University Museum Michigan Folk Arts Archive
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1045
(517) 355-6511
museum.cl.msu.edu/index.html
The Michigan State University Museum collection includes twenty-seven African American quilts encompassing nineteen different quilt makers such as Mary Atkins, Deonna Green, Carole Harris, Lethonee Jones, Willie Maddox, Myla Perkins, lone Todd, and Lula Williams. The museum also has forty oral histories and hundreds of photographs of Michigan African American quilters. There is also one quilt from Liberia in the collection.


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Milwaukee Art Museum
750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 224-3200
Permanent collection includes Lone Star Quilt by Alice Thomas Morris circa 1935.


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Mint Museum of Craft and Design
220 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 337-2000
www.MintMuseum.org
Permanent collection includes Gathering of Spirits (1997) by Carolyn Mazloomi.


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Mississippi Museum of Art
201 East Pascagoula Street Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 960-1515
www.MSMuseumArt.org
Permanent collection includes two 1991 quilts by Sarah Mary Taylor, Everybody and Love Everybody, On the Farm by Anne Dennis and Noah's Ark by Otesia Harper, and one by Gwen Magee.


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Museum of American Quitter's Society
215 Jefferson Street PO Box 1540 Paducah KY 42002-1540
(270) 442-8856
www.QuiltMuseum.org
The Museum's permanent collection includes Lilies of Autumn quilt by Juanita Gibson-Yeager and Discovery by France-Use Dawkins. There is also a quilt by Anna B. Williams in the collection.


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Museum of Arts and Design
40 West 40th Street New York, NY 10019
(212) 956-3535
Permanent collection includes Faith Ringgold's 1988 Shades of Alice quilt, three 1934 Tennessee Valley Authority applique quilts designed by Ruth Clement Bond and made by Rose Marie Thomas, and quilts by Carolyn Mazloomi, Michael Cummings, Peggie L. Hartwell, and Elizabeth Talford Scott.


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Museum of Arts and Sciences
4182 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31210-4806
(912) 477-3232
www.masmacon.com
Three 1987 quilts by Wini McQueen in permanent collection: Adinkra Aduru, Family Tree, and Turtle Quilt.


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Museum of Connecticut History
231 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106
(860)757-6535
The Museum collection includes four Connecticut African American Freedom Trail quilts made in 1999 by 112 quilters.


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Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
PO Box 10310 924 South Main Street Winston-Salem, NC 27108-0310
(336)721-7300
Permanent collection includes a "Courthouse Steps" variation quilt by Ann Hester Isaac (circa 1880-1930).


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Museum of Fine Arts
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115-5523
(617) 267-9300
www.mfa.org/horne.htm
The Museum of Fine Arts owns the Pictorial Quilt also known as the Bible Quilt by Harriet Powers circa 1895-1898. The museum also sells slides of the quilt in a set of twenty and a set of forty.


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Museum of Florida History
500 S. Bronough Street R.A. Gray Building Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
(850) 488-1484
www.das.state.fl.us/dhr/museum/quilts
Florida Quilt Heritage Project re­corded approximately 6 quilts by African Americans. Permanent collection includes two quilts by Dorothy lona Wright (circa 1950) and one by Sally Jones (circa 1947).


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Museum of International Folk Art
Museum of New Mexico PO Box 2087 Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087
(505) 476-1200
www.rnoifa.org
The permanent collection includes two African American made quilts - one by Luanda Toomer (circa 1975) and a slave made pre-1860 quilt.


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National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
PO Box 578 1350 Brush Row Road Wilberforce, OH 45384
(937)376-4944
The museum collection includes a quilt by Carolyn Mazloomi.


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National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street Memphis, TN 38103-4214
(901) 521-9699
www.CivilRightsMuseum.org
The only quilt in the collection is Tryin' to Grab a Piece of the Pie by Carolyn Mazloomi (1991).


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National Museum of American Art Smithsonian Institution
8th and G Street, NW Washington, DC 20560-0210
(202) 357-2156
www.AmericanArt.si.edu
The museum collection includes Coke Covers the World by Otesia Harper 1992. The collection also includes The Bitter Nest, Part II, a 1988 quilt by Faith Ringgold.


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National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution
Division of Textiles—MRC 617 Washington, DC 20560-0617
(202) 357-1889
Permanent collection includes six African American quilts, including the Harriet Powers 1886 Bible Quilt.  Slides and color trans­parencies are available upon request.


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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle PO Box 19123 New Orleans, LA 70179-0123
(504) 483-2630
www.noma.org
Permanent collection includes three quilts by Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter.


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Newark Museum
49 Washington Street PO Box 540 Newark, NJ 07101-0540
(973) 596-6550
www.NewarkMuseum.org
The Newark Museum permanent collection includes six African American made quilts from the 1920s-1950s. One of the quilts, Pine Burr made by Nellie Mae Brown of Nashville in 1951, was a gift to the museum by former Secretary of State Laura Hooks, whose father, Earl Hooks, was a collector of African American folk art.


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North Carolina Museum of History
4650 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4650
(919) 715-0200
nchistory.dcr.state.nc.us/
The permanent collection includes eight quilts acquired as early as 1964. Specifically, the collection includes a 1907 Log Cabin quilt by Patience White, a quilt by Mary Barnes (circa 1875-1900), a 1958 strip funeral quilt by Margaret Irene Wicker, two 1935 strip quilts by Eliza Rogers Arrington, two 1935 strip quilts by Leila Sneed, and a 1931 pinwheel child's quilt by an unknown quilter.


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Norton Family Center
225 Arizona Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-7700
Permanent collection includes Wanted: Douglass, Tubman and Truth, a 1997 quilt by Faith Ringgold.


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Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238-3404
www.museumca.org
The museum collection includes two quilt tops by Elsie Preston circa 1890.


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Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Permanent collection includes an 1872 appliqued quilt by Phebe Cook of Edison, Ohio.


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Old Capital Museum of Mississippi History
PO Box 571 Jackson, MS 39205-0571
(601) 359-6920
www.mdah.state.mu.us
Permanent collection includes thirty-nine African American quilts acquired since 1962. The quilts were generally made in Mississippi with a few exceptions.


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Old Slave Mart Museum
6 Chalmers Street Charleston, SC 29482
(843)722-0079
Oshin's Quilt Collections (1987, p. 173) references eight African American quilts on continuous display at the time.


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Old State House Museum
300 W. Markham Street Litlte Rock, AR 72201-1423
(501) 324-9658
www.OIdStateHouse.com
Permanent collection includes eighty-five quilts by Black Arkansans between 1890 and 1996


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Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205-2843
(503) 222-1741
www.ohs.org
The society collection includes a 1976 Afro-American Bicentennial Quilt.


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Oregon State University Horner Collection
(formerly Horner Museum)
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
(541) 737-1000
Oshin's Quilt Collections references one African American quilt in the museum's collection of sixty-eight quilts. The Horner Museum closed in June 1993. The Horner Collection had more than 60,000 artifacts, photos and documents. In July 1998 the university reached an agreement, in principle, with the Benton County Historical Society to manage the collection once a new facility was built. In June 2000 the Historical Society closed and the public was directed to contact the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath, OR for additional information. It is unclear where the former Horner Museum quilt collection is now located.


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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum WTAMU
Box 60967 2401 Fourth Avenue Canyon, TX 79016
(806) 651-2244
www.wtamu.edu/museum
The Museum collection includes Ship's Wheel, an 8-point blazing star pattern made by a slave circa 1860.


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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 26th Street Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100
www.PhilaMuseum.org
Permanent collection includes three African American quilts —Tar Beach 2 by Faith Ringgold; an untitled quilt by Marie Hensley circa 1900-1910; and an untitled quilt by a Mrs. Durham of Mobile, AL, in 1940.


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Phillip Morris Companies, Inc.
120 Park Avenue New York, NY 10017
(212) 880-4104
The collection includes Faith Ring-gold's 1980 quilt, Echoes of Harlem.


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Pine Hills Culture Program
College Hall, Room 112 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5175
The collection includes taped interviews and photos of Mississippi African American quiltmakers.


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Quilter's Hall of Fame
PO Box 681 Marion, IN 46952
(765) 664-9333
www.comteck.com/~quilters
Quilts by Carole Harris and Carolyn Mazloomi are in the collection


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Renwick Gallery
Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington, DC 20560-0510
Quilts by Michael Cummings, Virginia Harris, Gwen Magee, Carolyn Mazloomi, and Ed Johnetta Miller.


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Robert W. Woodruff Library - Atlanta University Center
111 James P. Brawley Drive SW Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 522-8980
www.auctr.edu
The Woodruff Library collection includes the Harriet Tubman Quilt (1951) and Frederick Douglass Quilt (1953). Designed by Ben Irvin and made by the Negro History Club of Marin City and Sausalito, CA these quilts are on permanent display in the library.


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Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
1111 Washington Avenue Golden, CO 80410
(303) 277-0377
www.RMQM.org
The collection includes quilts by Carolyn Mazloomi, Ed Johnetta Miller, and Virginia Harris.


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Saint Louis Art Museum Forest Park
1 Fine Arts Drive St. Louis, MO 63110-1380
(314) 721-0072
www.slam.org
The permanent collection includes Jo Baker's Birthday, a 1993 quilt by Faith Ringgold. The funds for this purchase were given in honor of quilt historian Cuesta Benberry.


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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
110 Paseo de San Antonio San Jose, CA 95112-3639
(408) 971-0323
www.sjquiltmuseum.org/index.htm
The Museum collection includes an African American made yo-yo quilt purchased in 2000.


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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcom X Blvd. New York Public Library New York, NY 10037
The center's permanent quilt collection includes Springtime in Memphis by Michael Cummings, Wisdom Wish by Adriene Cruz, and Yekk's Song by Dindga McCannon.


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Seagram Americas - Absolut Vodka Arts Program
800 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10022
House of Seagram Collection includes Absolut Jazz Quilt, a 1997 quilt by Michael Cummings.


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Smith Roberts on Museum
528 Bloom Street PO Box 3259 Jackson, MS 39202-4005
(601) 960-1457
The Museum's permanent collection includes forty-one African American made quilts donated by Roland Freeman and Dr. Bill Ferris.


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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
The Museum's permanent collection includes the well-known Tar Beach, a 1988 Faith Ringgold quilt.


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Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts
350 Spelman Lane SW Box 1526 Atlanta, GA 30314-4399
(404) 681-3643
The Museum's permanent collection includes Groovin' High, a quilt by Faith Ringgold.


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Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas Mississippi Street Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-3112
www.ukans.edu/-sma/index.html
The Spencer Museum of Art has a renowned quilt collection, which includes only one African American made quilt, Flag Story Quilt, a 1985 piece by Faith Ringgold.


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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street Nashville, TN 37243-1120
(615) 741-2692
The permanent collection includes a Princess Feather variation slave-made quilt circa 1850-1860. In addition, the museum has some quilt pieces that have not yet been catalogued, which were sewn by an African American during the 1940s.


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Tennessee Valley Authority Historical Collection
400 West Summit Hill Drive Knoxville, TN 37902-1499
(865) 632-2101
Permanent collection includes Uncle Sam's Helping Hand, a 1934 quilt by Rose Lee Cooper. The quilt was made in appreciation to the TVA, one of the first federal organizations to hire African Americans in management positions at the same pay as Causasian managers. This quilt features the hand of "Uncle Sam" lifting a black man, who is holding a guitar.


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University Museums - The University of Mississippi
PO Box 1848 University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7073
www.olemiss.ed u/depts/u_museum/
The museum's permanent collection includes two quilt tops made in the 1970s-1980s by Pecolia Warner and three other quilts by Amanda Gordon, Ruby Adams, and Arester Earl.


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Valentine Museum
1015 E. Clay Street Richmond, VA 23219-1590
(804) 649-0711
valentinemuseum.com/index1.html
Permanent collection includes three slave-made quilts - one pieced quilt circa 1800 and two quilts circa 1850.


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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum
600 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 278-2670
www.wadsworthatheneum.org/
Permanent collection includes Carolyn Mazloomi's quilt, The Family #4, and Spirit of the Cloth, by Ed Johnetta Miller.


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William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S.West View Street Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 734-1164
The center regularly exhibits quilts from the African American Quilters Association. The museum collection includes a 1995 quilt Tribute to Linda Fergerson by Dorothy Taylor.


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William Hammond Mathers Museum - Indiana University
601 East Eighth Street Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 855-6873
www.indiana.edu.mathers/home.html
The museum's collection includes eight Gullah quilts. Slides are available upon request.


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William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum - University of Illinois
College of Library Arts & Sciences
600 South Gregory Street Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 244-0510
www.spurlock.uiuc.edu/
The permanent collection in­cludes eight quilts - two by Victoria Frazier of Burton, SC and six with printed sewn-in tags that say "Freedom Quilting Bee of Alberta, Alabama." The six quilts use traditional patterns such as Courthouse Steps, Crazy Patch, Coat of Many Colors, Bear's Paws, Double T, and Grandmother's Choice.


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Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence lall Drive, Suite 2 Williamstown, MA 01267-2566
(413) 597-2429
www.williams.edu/WCMA
The permanent collection includes Faith Ringgold's 100 Years at Williams College 1889-1989 quilt.


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Witte Museum
3801 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209-6396
(210) 357-1889
www.WitteMuseum.org
The museum's collection includes an 1850 Ohio Star or Lone Star quilt attributed to slave owned by Mrs. Jane Greer Jackson of Lebannon, TN.


Galleries


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ACA Galleries
529 West 20th Street-5th Floor New York, NY 10011
(212) 644-8300
www.ACAGalleries.com
Gallery represents Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson.


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America Oh Yes!
PO Box 3075 17 Pope Avenue, Executive Part #4 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 785-2649

2020 R Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-9644
www.AmericaOhYes.com
American Oh Yes! has two gallery locations. Its web site includes a section devoted to African American quilts, including covers by Annie Dennis, Luella Pettway, Sarah Mary Taylor and other quilters. Quilts by Chris Clark are included in the Folk Art section.


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Anton Haardt Gallery
2714 Coliseum Street New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 897-1172
www.AntonArt.com
Gallery specializes in Southern folk art. The gallery shows pieces from Southern quilters, including Rosie Hurst of Montgomery, Alabama.


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Artisans' Gallery
PO Box 256 Mentone, AL 35984
(856) 634-4037
www.FolkArtisans.com
Gallery specializes in folk art, antiques, and outsider art. Artisan's Gallery also sells African American made quilts in-store and on its Web site.


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Attic Gallery
1101 Washington Street Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 638-9221
atticgallery.blogspot.com/
The gallery occasionally exhibits African American quilts, including those by Alabama artist Chris Clark and the Mississippi Cultural CrossroadQuilters.


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Bradiggins Arts & Crafts Gallery
103 West King Street Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919)732-7746
This gallery frequently exhibits African American made quilts. Featured artists have included Valerie Jean Bailey of New York and Cynthia H. Catlin of California.


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Columbia City Gallery
Rainier South Avenue Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 760-9843
The Columbia City Gallery represents the work of over twenty local artists. Works include painting, photography, fiber arts, glass, sculpture, and ceramics.


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Community Artists' Collective
1413 Holman (at LaBranch) Houston, TX 77004-2834
(713) 523-1616
Occasionally displays and offers for sale quilts by African Americans.


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Erin Devine Gallery
620 East Market Street Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 587-0106
Erin Devine Gallery hosts about a dozen exhibits annually. The gallery represents works by fiber artists and quilter Gwendolyn Kelly.


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Frank J. Miele Gallery
1086 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10028
(212) 249-7250
www.AmericanFolkArt.com
The gallery specializes in contemporary American folk artists and represents needlework artist Denise Alien.


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Gilley's Gallery
8750 Florida Boulevard Baton Rogue, LA 70815
(225) 922-9225
www.gilleysgallery.com/
Gilley's Gallery, established in 1978, specializes in Southern folk art, especially works by Clementine Hunter.


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Ginger Young Gallery
5802 Brisbane Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 932-6003
www.GingerYoung.com
The Ginger Young Gallery specializes in folk art, outsider, visionary, and self-taught art from the Southeastern United States. Occasionally the gallery offers African American folk art quilts for sale.


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Grinnell Fine Art Collections
800 Riverside Drive, Suite 5E New York, NY 10032
(212) 927-7941
Ademola Olugebefola and Pat Davis, Co-Directors
The gallery represents quilts by Dindga McCannon and occasionally exhibits African American quilts.


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Hammonds House Galleries
503 Peeples Street SW Atlanta, GA 30310-1815
(404) 752-8730
www.HammondsHouse.org
The gallery currently represents fiber artist Julia Wilkins.


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Hearne Fine Art
500 East Markham Street, Suite 110, Little Rock, AR 72201-1756
(501) 372-6822
www.HearneFineArt.com
Garbo & Archie Hearne, Owners
The gallery frequently sells African American story quilts and represents Phyllis Stephens, a fifth-generation quilter.


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Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery
314 Hannibal Square Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 740-0991
www.JTFolkArt.com
This gallery specializes in contemporary folk art. The gallery has shown works by Carrine M. Porter.


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Main Street Gallery
PO Box 641, 641 Main Street Clayton, GA 30525
(706) 782-2440
www.mainstreetgallery.net/
This gallery specializes in contemporary folk art primarily from the Southeast. Represents works by quilter Chris Clark.


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Malcolm Brown Gallery
20100 Chagrin Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44122
(216) 751-2955
www.malcolmbrowngallery.com/
Represents the works by Carolyn Mazloomi


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Mississippi Cultural Crossroads
507 Market Street Port Gibson, MS 39150
(601) 437-8905
www.msculturalcrossroads.org/


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National Conference of Artists Gallery
3011 West Grand Blvd. The Fisher Building, Suite 216 Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 875-0923
www.ncamich.org/gallery/Default.htm
The gallery occasionally exhibits African American quilts - especially during its Annual Holiday Show. Quilts by Ed Johnetta Miller, Mildred Thibodeaux, and Elizabeth Youngblood have been featured.


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Quilts from Tutwiler Mississippi
Tutwiler Community Education Center
301 Hancock Street Tutwiler, MS 38963 (601) 345-8393 www.tutwilerquilters.org/
www.tutwilercenter.org/
The quilt program, started in 1988, helps African Americans in the Mississippi Delta area use quilting skills to support themselves and family. Send SASE for brochure and quilt order form. Hand-crafted items include twin, full, queen, and kind sized quilts; table runners; place mats; wallhangings; pot holders, and more.


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Red Piano Too Art Gallery
853 Sea Island Parkway St. Helena's Island, SC 29920
(843) 838-2241
Represents quilter and tailor Thomas Mack and painter Cassandra Gillens, who recently completed a series of twelve paintings of quilts named after elders and ancestors.


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Ricco/Maresca Gallery
529 West 20th Street - Third Floor New York, NY 10011
(212) 627-4819
www.RiccoMaresca.com
The gallery specializes in American outsider, folk art, contemporary, and photographic arts. Occassionally African American quilts are available for sale.


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Robert Cargo Folk Art
Caroline Cargo, Director 110 Darby Road · Paoli, PA  19301
(610-240-9528)
www.cargofolkart.com/
Represents Yvonne Wells. Extensive collections of African American quilts from Alabama available for sale.


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Rosehips Gallery
51 Sang Road Cleveland, GA 30528
(706) 865-6345
Gallery has represented Alabama quilter Chris Clark.


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The Gallery at Studio B
140 West Main Street Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 653-8424
Occasionally quilts by Anna Williams are exhibited.


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Tyson's Trading Company
505 North East Cholokka Micanopy, FL 32667
(352) 466-3410
This gallery specializes in textiles from the 18th-20th century as well as one-of-a-kind handmade pieces. The gallery frequently displays African American-made quilts.


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Visionary Art
4516 El Dorado Drive Gardendale, AL 35071-2608
(800) 934-8464
www.visionaryart.com/
Visionary Art is an online art gallery primarily focused on outsider art. The gallery features several Chris Clark quilted wallhangings.


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Women of Color Quilters Network
5481 Oldgate Drive West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 755-3414
www.wcqn.org
Sells art quilts by many fiber artists such as Ed Johnetta Miller, Peggie Hartwell, and Bisa Butler.


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