Opening Night: A Celebration
Come meet the artists and see their work on Thursday, September 11, from 6 – 9 pm in the Great Stair Hall. This lively reception celebrates the opening of Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt. Tickets are $20 and include Museum admission. To reserve tickets and for additional information, please call 215-235-SHOW (7469).
Arden Theatre Company presents “Gee’s Bend” on stage
From October 9 – November 30, Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company will present the stage play “Gee’s Bend,” written by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder and directed by Eleanor Holdridge. A story of family, self-discovery and artistic expression, the play follows generations of the Pettway women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama through segregation, family turmoil and the Civil Rights Movement, and illuminates the ways in which quilting provides comfort and context to their lives. Visitors to the Museum may bring a ticket stub from the Arden Theatre’s production of “Gee’s Bend” to receive a $2 discount on general admission during the course of the exhibition. The Arden will offer a $5 discount on adult tickets for any performance of “Gee’s Bend” to anyone who brings a ticket stub from the exhibition to the box office, or mentions the discount when ordering by phone at (215) 922-1122.