Explore CollectionsFolk and Self-Taught ArtQuilts


Unidentified Georgia Artist, American, Untitled, 1910s–1920s, cotton, gift of Corrine Riley on the occasion of Collectors Evening 2017, 2017.182.

Quilts and other textiles appear in departments across the High, including Decorative Arts and Design and Modern and Contemporary Art, and are increasingly represented in the Folk and Self-Taught Art collection. Black quilting traditions, including those that flourished in the remote community of Boykin, Alabama, also known as Gee’s Bend, are a focus of the Folk and Self-Taught Art department’s ongoing research and collecting initiatives.

Katherine “Katie” Jentleson

Katherine Jentleson

Senior Curator of American Art and
Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art