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Free admission (all visitors, all hours)


“Bisa Butler: Portraits” is the first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s work and features 26 of her vivid and larger-than-life fabric portraits that capture African American identity and culture.

“My stories are told in the fabrics I choose, the textures I combine, and the colors that create a whole new composition.” – Bisa Butler.

A look at the unique practice of artist Bisa Butler as she creates her portrait quilts. Her process draws upon her background as an African American of Ghanaian descent, evident in her choice of motifs, embellishments and patterning in the African textiles she employs. The works transform family memories and forgotten figures in African American history into narrative social statements.

Take a Virtual Tour:

View a Slideshow of the Works:

Experience her Portrait Quilt Technique