SEP 04 Gallery Talk: Faith Ringgold

Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break?

This summer, join NMWA staff members for short gallery discussions that explore our diverse summer exhibitions of work by Faith Ringgold, Audrey Niffenegger, and Bice Lazzari.

This week, Chief Curator Kathryn Wat discusses selections from American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgolds Paintings of the 1960s. Participants will examine Ringgold’s work, reflect upon its themes, and hear a curator’s perspective.

Revealed through 49 rarely exhibited paintings, Faith Ringgold developed expressive figures and adapted African designs to reflect on momentous events that shaped America in the 1960s. These bold images represent Ringgold’s response to the Civil Rights and feminist movements.