Faith Ringgold: American People to Open at New Museum in February, 2022

 

 

 


Image (above): Faith Ringgold, American People Series #18: The Flag Is Bleeding, 1967. Oil on canvas, 72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons’ Permanent Fund and Gift of Glenstone Foundation (2021.28.1). © Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London, courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 2021

From February 17 to June 5, 2022, the New Museum will present the first full retrospective in New York of the art of Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, New York, NY). Bringing together over sixty years of work, “Faith Ringgold: American People”provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of Ringgold’s impactful vision. Her role as an artist, author, educator, and organizer has made her a key figure whose work links the multi-disciplinary achievements of the Harlem Renaissance to the political art of young Black artists working today. During the 1960s, Ringgold created some of the most indelible art of the Civil Rights era by melding her own unique style of figurative painting with a bold, transformative approach to the language of protest. In subsequent decades, she challenged accepted hierarchies of art and craft through her experimental quilt paintings and undertook a deeply studied reimagining of art history to produce narratives that bear witness to the historical sacrifices and achievements of Black Americans.

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Faith Ringgold + Heather Hart at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

 

 

 

Human Spectrum: Narrated by Faith Ringgold. Photo credit: Michael Palma Mir courtesy Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling includes soft sculptures of family and friends, alongside book illustrations, explore themes of civilization, family and community.

Two new exhibitions will be on display at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling beginning May 2ndHuman Spectrum: Narrated by Faith Ringgold will be on view through September 22nd and extends the Museum’s yearlong celebration of iconic author, activist, and artist Faith Ringgold. Heather Hart: The Oracle of Amplitude by multidisciplinary artist Heather Hart will be on view through January 19, 2020.

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