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. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work to date, featuring approximately seventy quilts, pieced tops, embroideries, assemblages, and decorated objects. It reveals Tompkins to be an artist of extraordinary variety, depth, and impact.
There will be guided tours on select Wednesdays and Sundays.
Curator's Talk: February 19, 2020 at Noon
Colloquium: Re-visioning the Art of Rosie Lee Tompkins: February 29, 2020 at 2PM
Sign Language-Interpreted Tour: April 4, 2020 at 1:30pm
Rosie Lee Tompkins: Untitled, quilted by Willia Ette Graham
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94707