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A Declaration of Independence: 50 Years of Art by Faith Ringgold
May 16, 2009 - June 25, 2009
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.
This exhibition is part of the IWA Exhibition Series.
Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
IWA Gala & Celebration honoring Faith Ringgold
Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries, 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.