On View June 10 – September 3, 2023


For over 40 years, Tina Williams Brewer has created quilts that tell stories of vision and grace. A native of West Virginia, she draws on the rich Southern tradition of quilting, synthesizing her personal experiences with historical realities. Her work incorporates unique fabrics and inspirations drawn from her travels, including time spent at St. Helena Island in South Carolina. The resulting vibrant, hand-stitched quilts explore themes relating to African diasporic history, spirituality, migration, and shared heritage.


Image above:
Whirling Dance and the Unconscious Rhythm, 2007  
Discharged batik fabric, silk, taffeta, tulle, organza, domestic cotton, cotton embroidery floss, silk thread, invisible thread, metallic thread, hand embroidered, hand and machine quilted
33 x 43 in.
Courtesy the artist


Stories of Grace Documentary

Please enjoy the companion documentary film to the stunning new exhibition Tina Williams Brewer: Stories of Grace. Created by Executive Producer and Content Strategist Drew Baron and featuring Curator Michael Neumeister, the short film documents artist Tina Williams Brewer’s work and her travels from the Columbia Museum of Art to St. Helena Island on the coast of South Carolina and back to her studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Brewer discusses the importance of knowing one’s roots, preserving oral histories, and connecting with place. With interviews and footage not shown in the exhibition, this film provides a very special accounting of Brewer’s interactions, stories, and artistic processes.

Run time: 18 minutes.


Recorded June 16, 2023

A Talk with the Artist

In celebrate the exhibition Tina Williams Brewer: Stories of Grace, members enjoyed a conversation between curator Michael Neumeister and artist Tina Williams Brewer that centered on Brewer's work, its thematic ties to ancestry and place, and the importance of quilting as an artistic medium.


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A grant from the Coastal Community Foundation at the request of CMA member Bonnie Adams Kapp.

Generous support from the community through Midlands Gives.

Additional support provided by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.