This exhibition provided a fascinating look at the development of African American quilts from the period just after the Civil War to the present. Drawn from the Heffley collection, one of the most comprehensive private collections of African American quilts in the United States, Bold Improvisation invited visitors to compare traditional African textiles with early quilt designs produced in this country, while showcasing exciting developments in the art form to the present day. Organized by Smith-Kramer.

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