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Faith Ringgold (American, born 1930). Early Works #25: Self-Portrait, 1965. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Elizabeth A. Sackler, 2013.96. © 1965 Faith Ringgold. (Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum)

Brooklyn Talks: Faith Ringgold

Thursday, September 27, 2018

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Legendary artist Faith Ringgold, included in our special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, discusses her work as an artist, activist, author, teacher, and parent from the 1960s to the present day. She is joined by her daughter, Michele Wallace.

Born in Harlem in 1930, Ringgold has developed a wide-ranging practice encompassing painting, sculpture, quilt-making, writing, and performance. Through inspiring and often humorous stories, Ringgold’s illustrated lecture traces her career from the early 1960s—with political imagery and firsthand accounts of the Civil Rights Movement in her American People Series—through the evolution of a body of work containing more than a hundred paintings.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission. Member tickets are $14. Not a Member? Join today!

Watch this event on Livestream.

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.