African American Museum & Library at Oakland & Patricia Montgomery

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameThe African American Museum and Library of Oakland
Address659-14th Street
Oakland CA, 94612
United States
Fiscal AgentPhilanthropic Ventures Foundation

Master quilter Patricia Montgomery is collaborating with the African American Museum and Library at Oakland to create a series of 20 story quilts, “Forgotten Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement,” that will be structured in the shape of a swing coat. When exhibited, the coats representing unsung heroines will be hung from the library’s ceiling to simulate a civil rights march. The artist and museum are collaborating on historical research, exhibit development, and related public programs. Patricia Montgomery, who has created several mini-series story quilts, has served as a master artist for the 2011 Alliance for California Traditional Arts apprenticeship program. The African American Museum and Library combines library services with those of a museum—hosting exhibitions and public programs on the art, history, and culture of African Americans.

Grant Amount$40000
Project Dates10/04/13 - 10/04/14
Serving United States/California/Alameda/Oakland

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