Faith Ringgold

Internationally celebrated artist, teacher, and author, Faith Ringgold is best known for her painted story quilts - art that combines painting, quilted fabric and storytelling. Her famous quilt, Tar Beach resides at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Ringgold also works in many other media, such as a notable mosaic for the New York subway system at 125th Street in Harlem, where she grew up and taught for many years, bringing the proud history of African‐American masters to a new generation.

Faith Ringgold is featured in the Threads episode of Craft in America.

Sonny’s Quilt, © Faith Ringgold 1986, Courtesy of the Artist

Artist Faith Ringgold talks about the process of creating the Tar Beach story quilt.

Students at Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School sing Anyone Can Fly by Faith Ringgold.

See objects from Craft in America: Expanding Traditions, a seven-city traveling exhibition that ran from 2007-2009, and other Virtual Exhibitions

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