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Michael A. Cummings Artist and Quilter: Michael A. Cummings in other institutions

This guide celebrates the art of American Artist and Quilter, Michael A. Cummings.

Public Collections featuring Michael A. Cummings

American Embassy in Mali

  • Josephine Baker's Farewell

American Embassy in Rwanda

  • Three Butterfly Quilts

Brooklyn Museum

  • President Obama

California African American Museum

  • Springtime in Memphis at Night

City College of New York

  • Williamsburg Bridge

Convention Center, Knoxville, TN

  • Springtime in Knoxville

International Quilt Museum

  • Slave Ship Henrietta Marie
  • Young Obama

Museum of Art/ Michigan State University

  • African Jazz

Museum of Spirits

Museum of Art and Design

  • I'll Fly Away

Arco Corporation

  • African Jazz

California African American Museum

Studio Museum in Harlem

  • Nefertiti's World

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

  • Haitian Mermaid #2

Quilts in Public Collections

Quilts created by Michael Cummings can be viewed in several institutions across the US.

I'll Fly Away
Artist: Michael Cummings

Cotton, linen, cotton blends, silk, wool, polyester batting, canvas, acrylic, antique buttons, African beads, cowrie shells, textile paints; machine-sewn, appliquéd, hand-sewn embellishments, painted
91 1/4 x 84 in. (231.8 x 213.4 cm)

Object: Museum of Arts and Design, New York; purchase with funds provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, 1994

Photo: Eva Heyd (undated)

OCLC; Bibliographic information on Michael A. Cummings