“Faith Ringgold: American People” Captures and Conquers American Colonialism

At the New Museum, the first full retrospective of the artist pays tribute to her resistance and celebrates her radical joy

Revolutionary, painter, writer, educator, activist, sculptor and feminist are just some of the words that begin to describe Faith Ringgold, a visionary from Harlem, whose artwork since the 1960s laid bare the racist and patriarchal underpinnings of the United States. Unafraid to fight for the representation of Black women during the Civil Rights era (in art museums and the country at large) Ringgold not only exposed …

“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 …