Date/Time Event
12:00 am

Classic Rug Collection, New York NY

May 24th at our showroom in the D&D Building, Suite 1805: “Gee’s Bend Quilts: From the Outside In”

Maxwell L. Anderson, president of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, will speak about the quilting history of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, the unique inventiveness of the tradition, and its place in the history of textile arts

Dr. Maxwell L. Anderson is president of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, the only non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, exhibiting and promoting the work of contemporary African American artists from the American South.

A vital resource for this genre, the Foundation’s holdings are extensive, with over 1,000 works by more than 160 artists—among them Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, Joe Minter, Purvis Young, Ronald Lockett, Mary T. Smith, Joe Light, and the quilt makers of Gee’s Bend.

Previously director of several leading art museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Dr. Anderson received his PhD from Harvard University, is the author of dozens of publications, and serves on the board of the National Committee for the History of Art. Please RSVP at

Space is limited, so please RSVP early.

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