Artist Lecture: Faith Ringgold: More Than 50 Years

Please note this lecture is at capacity.

Join us as renowned artist Faith Ringgold discusses her art, journey, and the political climate in the 1960s.

In this survey lecture, Ringgold begins in the early 1960s with political imagery and firsthand accounts of the civil rights movement as portrayed in her American People (1963–67) series.

Her inspiring, often humorous, and always very human stories will illustrate her life’s work as an artist, activist, author, teacher, and parent through the evolution of an incredible body of work.

Also, learn about Ringgold’s Black Light (1967–71) series, political posters, murals, and artworks such as The Flag is Bleeding (1967), Die (1967), For the Women’s House (1971), and The United States of Attica (1971–72).

At the end of the lecture, a Q&A will take place. NMWA’s exhibition American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s will be open prior to the lecture from 5–7 p.m.


Sold out. If you would like to be put on the waitlist, email Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for members, seniors, and students.

National Museum of Women in the Arts