Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

UC Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive

Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time.

This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock has to say about Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective :

The Bay Area has always made (perhaps unexpectedly) strong contributions to quilting – this retrospective of the late Rosie Lee Tompkins, formerly of Richmond, explores one the most brilliant textile artists of the last century. Recently BAMPFA also announced a gift of some 3,000 African American quilts from

Event Info
Feb 19 → Jul 19
Wed - Sun 11am to 7pm. Closed Mon & Tues
2155 Center Street, Berkeley
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