Winter Series Session 4, American People by Faith Ringgold at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (in-person program)

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024 1 – 2:30 pm

927 Noyes St. Studio 222, Evanston, IL 60201

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Join Joanna Pinsky this winter for an in-depth view of six innovative female artists whose work has impacted different artistic and cultural communities. This series includes two online programs and two in-person visits to Chicago museums. For our fourth and final session on February 14, join us at the MCA Chicago for a guided exploration of American People, a landmark exhibition by Faith Ringgold.

Even if you’ve seen this exhibit, it’s worth seeing it again! We will probe into Faith Ringgold’s work to see how her choices of materials and mediums are instrumental to the content of the work. During her long career, Ringgold, born in 1930, has created paintings, story quilts, sculptures, books, and performance pieces based on social action. As a black artist, she speaks to the history of enslavement and prejudice while celebrating Black American culture. As a woman, her work talks about issues of feminism and identity. Through her highly personal and approachable work, we’ll travel back to the civil rights era and forward to current issues of gender, politics, and racism in this large, innovative exhibition.

Image Credit: The French Collection Part I, #4: The Sunflowers Quilting Bee at Arles by Faith Ringgold