Crocker Art Museum will bring to Sacramento Faith Ringgold: An American Artist, an exhibition of Ringgold’s famous story quilts, tankas (inspired by thangkas, Tibetan textile paintings), oil paintings, prints, drawings, masks, sculptures, and original illustrations from the artist’s award-winning book Tar Beach.
While Ringgold's work has been featured in a Sacramento gallery show before, the Crocker's exhibition brings together more than 40 examples of Ringgold’s varied production spanning several decades, from the 1960s through the first years of the current century. The works on view highlight themes of family life, relationships, and jazz music, as well as race and the history of slavery in America.
“Faith Ringgold has long been an important voice about the discrimination felt by many artists of color, women and other minorities,” said Crocker Art Museum Director and CEO, Lial Jones. “In addition to highlighting stories that must be heard, she creates engaging work that speaks to all, and I am delighted that we are bringing her art back to Sacramento for the public to view.”
Exhibit Dates: February 18, 2018 - May 13, 2018
FREE for Crocker members
Seniors (65 and older) $8
College Students $8
Youth (7–17) $5
Children (6 and under) Free
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