JUL 24 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 the highlights of our diverse summer exhibitions of work by Faith Ringgold, Audrey Niffenegger, and Bice Lazzari.

This week, Assistant Educator Elizabeth Keaney discusses selections from American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgolds Paintings of the 1960s. The gallery talk will examine Ringgold’s painting through the lens of historical context.


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.



National Museum of Women in the Arts