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The Proposal
  • Marvin Crum, artist
    born 1951
    born: Detroit, Michigan, United States
    Sandra Morgan Cockrum, quilter
    active: United States
  • The Proposal, 2017
  • Where object was made: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • cotton fabric, denim cotton, crystals
  • Object Height/Width: 36 x 42 in
  • Courtesy of Marvin Crum. Image courtesy of Diane Guthrie Photography.
  • Not on display
  • EL2018.093
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Paying Homage: Celebrating the Diversity of Men in Quilts", 02-Jun-2018
This quilt portrays a scene from Zora Neal Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). Crum previously exhibited this quilt in September 2017 in an exhibition in Lawrence that Marla Jackson organized to celebrate the work and influence of Hurston.