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Learning Through Art

Friends seeks to display the work of recognized artists, as well as art created by students in its halls and corridors. At the first faculty and staff meeting of the 2021-22 academic year, Head of School Bo Lauder announced the recent acquisition of a print entitled "Equal Justice" by Gee’s Bend Quilters, a notable group of African American quilters from rural Alabama.

“As we strive to represent all voices in a variety of ways, this work will enrich our school and expand students’ understanding of the wider world," Bo said.

To learn more about the women of Gee’s Bend and their artistry, listen to this NPR audio report or watch this video sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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