Member Preview Day: Faith Ringgold and Audrey Niffenegger

Join us for a special Member Preview Day as we unveil two exciting exhibitions, both on view June 21–November 10, 2013.

The exhibition American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s explores race and gender in America. 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.

Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger features book art, works on paper, and paintings that reflect the artist’s captivating narrative talent. The exhibition delves into life, mortality, and magic. A fantastic, strange, and mysterious world created by the artist and bestselling author (The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry) is featured in this mid-career retrospective.

Free admission for members (with a current membership card) and one guest. There will be gallery talks throughout the day on both exhibitions. Members receive double discounts (20%) in the Museum Shop.

We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Mezzanine Café is temporarily closed for renovations. A list of nearby restaurants can be obtained online or from the Information Desk.


10:30     American People, Black Light
11:00   Awake in the Dream World
11:30   American People, Black Light
12:00   Lecture by Audrey Niffenegger in the Performance Hall
1:00     American People, Black Light
1:30   Awake in the Dream World
2:00   American People, Black Light
2:30   Awake in the Dream World




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