Neuberger Museum of Art Opens Exhibition of Faith Ringgold Paintings

The Neuberger Museum of Art presents a comprehensive survey of Faith Ringgold paintings, on view through December 19, 2010, on the occasion of Ringgold’s 80th birthday.

The exhibition will include the landmark series American People (1963-1967) and Black Light (1967-1971), along with related murals and political posters.

Taken together, these works represent an unprecedented artistic exploration of the intersections of race, gender and class, made in direct response to the social upheavals of the 1960s.

Faith Ringgold is well known as the progenitor of the African American story quilt revival that began in the late 1970s.

Exhibition support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Support for educational programs associated with this exhibition has been provided by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

American People, Black Light will be accompanied by a fully illustrated color catalogue.

The exhibition is curated by former Neuberger Museum Director Thom Collins and Neuberger Museum Curator and Purchase College Assistant Professor Tracy Fitzpatrick, with students from the Spring 2010 Purchase College Art History department’s Exhibition Seminar.

Image: Faith Ringgold’ Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times/Redux Faith Ringgold at her studio with works from the 1960’s that will be part of American People, Black Light Neuberger Museum of Art

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