For those who want to brush up on an American icon
The remarkable Faith Ringgold, now 91, remains a towering figure in the world of American culture. Her pioneering work, as varied in method as it is potent, addresses issues of social justice, feminism, and race. She takes on today’s turbulent landscape just as keenly as it did the Civil Rights upheavals sixty years ago. American People is a chance to see the most comprehensive collection of her work ever assembled. Ringgold constantly evolves and innovates, with her style and medium pivoting to address the urgency of her times. The show features sculpture, painting, and the famous quilts with which the artist challenged accepted notions of artistic hierarchy. Ringgold’s impact on American art is hard to understate, and American People is exceptional not just for its breadth of beauty, but for the opportunity it provides to appreciate her influence.