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Sonya Clark ( American, b. 1967), Monumental Cloth (old) ½ edition. Hand woven linen cloth reproduction of the dish cloth used as the Confederate Flag of Truce, tea stain, and red dye. Collection of Paul and Sara Monroe

November 10, 2023 – March 31, 2024
Member Preview November 9, 2023

Monument takes inspiration from Boundless, the new public sculpture on CAM's grounds by Stephen Hayes, and asks how contemporary artists engage with the Civil War and its immediate aftermath. This exhibition features the work of Hayes, Radcliffe Bailey, Sonya Clark, Juan Logan, Alison Saar, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Kara Walker, and other contemporary artists and positions their work in dialogue with the objects and artifacts that they acknowledge, question, and confront in their work.

Slave-made Quilt (Tulip Design), c. 1850. Collection of Cameron Art Museum. Gift of Mildred and James Guthrie

The Work of Their Hands
February 23, 2024 – October 20, 2024
Member Preview February 22, 2024

The anchor work of The Work of Their Hands is a tulip quilt made 170 years ago by an now unknown, enslaved woman in North Carolina. Through her masterful stitchwork and time-honored design, this unknown artist sewed a story of strength and perseverance. Spinning forward from this quilt and its practice, The Work of Their Hands explores the continuing legacy of quilt-making and the evolution of textile art, starting with traditional quilts made for bedcoverings to contemporary fabric artworks by artists like Celeste Butler, Michael Cummings, Gee’s Bend quilters, Michael James, Beverly Smith and others.