Curator Talk | “Yvonne Wells: Stitched Stories” with Erin Monroe and Laura Leonard

May 17, 2024 @ 1:00 pm
Curator Talk | "Yvonne Wells: Stitched Stories" with Erin Monroe and Laura Leonard

Self-taught artist Yvonne Wells (b. 1939) made her first quilts to keep her family warm, later turning to quilting as an artform to visually address her religious, historical, and sociopolitical experiences in the American South. Erin Monroe, Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, and Laura Leonard, Art Bridges Project Coordinator, discuss Wells’s quilt The Great American Pastime: The Negro Baseball League (2009), on loan from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Free with museum admission, meet in front of the museum shop.

Image: Jerry Siegel (American, b. 1958), Yvonne Wells, negative 2013; printed 2014, digital inkjet print on paper, 21 1/2 x 20 inches, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL, Association Purchase, 2014.3.6.