Teacher Workshop: Faith Ringgold—Art and Activism

Check out NMWA’s fall teacher professional development opportunity! 

Explore American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgolds Paintings of the 1960s through gallery discussions, writing, and hands-on activities.

Discover ways to introduce Ringgold’s activist works to your students through art, language arts, and social studies standards.

Receive related materials and ideas for classroom use. 


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.


Required. The teacher workshop is free for educators. Teachers of all subjects and grades are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts