OCT 02 Gallery Talk: Faith Ringgold

Indulge in art for lunch! 

Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays throughout the fall for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.

This week, Associate Educator Addie L. Gayoso discusses selections from American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s. Through close looking and guided inquiry, participants will examine Ringgold’s work and reflect upon its themes.


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