Josephine Baker

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

An Artistic Tribute: Women Painting Women

Posted: March 6, 2017
Category: Josephine Baker
Artists May Stevens and Faith Ringgold highlight other prominent women artists through paintings currently on display in the museum’s third-floor galleries. Stevens and Ringgold chose their subjects for their impact...
A colorful quilt depicts the same woman across its upper register five times: she has medium-dark skin tone and dances, bare-breasted and wearing a skirt with bananas hanging from her waist as well as a set of yellow necklaces. Below, medium-dark skinned and light-skinned men and women interact and play brass instruments. The quilt’s background features patterns in red, green, and yellow, and a border in shades of orange, blue, and black surrounds the work.