Institute for Women and Art Gala & Celebration honoring Faith Ringgold

May 17, 2009 - May 17, 2009

Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries

33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Phone Number: 732-932-3726
Contact: Nicole Ianuzelli
Description:

The Institute for Women and Art is honoring artist Faith Ringgold at their annual Gala.


Painter Faith Ringgold is best known for her painted story quilts-art that combines painting, quilted fabric and storytelling. She has exhibited in major museums in the USA, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and her work is in the permanent collection of museums that include the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. She has written and illustrated many children's books and she has received more than 75 awards, fellowships, citations and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting and two awards from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her children's book "Tar Beach" was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. This year Ringgold will be receiving an honorary degree from Rutgers University.


 


The Institute for Women and Art welcomes all visitors with disabilities. Please contact the IWA for further details and information regarding accommodation of specific needs at: womenart.rutgers.edu or 732-932-3726.

Event Type: Other