Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power

Including reproductions of Faith Ringgold’s artworks from 1967 to 1981, Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power traces the Black, Harlem-born painter, sculptor, quilt artist, writer, feminist, educator and activist’s remarkable career and evolution. With quotes on each artwork from Ringgold herself, as well as essays by Michele Wallace and Kirsten Weiss, the images are supported by plenty of context, providing even more information about race relations …

“The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles” Puzzle

Faith Ringgold’s 1996 work “The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles” depicts eight iconic Black American women (Madam CJ Walker, Sojourner Truth, Ida Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune and Ella Baker) as well as Vincent van Gogh and a fictional character named Willia Marie Simone (a frequent heroine of Ringgold’s quilt works, and perhaps her alter-ego). This piece honors and …

Bay Quilt Blue Throw

The playful and exploratory nature of making something by hand is celebrated and cultivated at Thompson Street Studio, an NYC textile and home decor brand founded by Kiva Motnyk. The brand’s Bay Quilt throw in blue is comprised of remnant fabric, 100% linen and a 100% cotton batting. The quilt’s abstract mix of indigo, pink, charcoal and olive evoke a refreshing and lighthearted spirit to …