Gee’s Bend is a small, remote, Black community in Boykin, Alabama. The women quilters of Gee’s Bend have created quilts dating from the early twentieth century to the present. The public first became aware of their work when they participated in the Freedom Quilting Bee cooperative. Their quilts were sold to department stores and provided income. The Quilts of Gee’s Bend have garnered international acclaim for their improvisational designs, ingenuity, and their uncanny similarity to modern art works. The Museum is grateful to the Souls Grown Deep Foundation for this gift and honored to have works by artists Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Bettie Bendolph Seltzer, Polly Bennett, Willie Ann Benning, Flora Moore, and Ruth Pettway Moseley in the collection.