She exhibits all over this tiny blue planet that rotates around the sun. Her work is collected by museums who have fancy shmancy cafe’s and bookstores. She writes and illustrates children’s books, wins awards, (75 and counting) and has seventeen honorary doctorates. And yes, she’s coming to Framingham. Faith Ringgold is in the house! She’s got a book signing on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 3 pm at the Danforth Museum of Art and she’s also scheduled to give a lecture on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 7 pm in the Dwight Performing Arts Center, Framingham State College. The Story Quilts are on view at the Danforth through March 1st as well as her original illustrations for her childrens book Aunt Harriets Underground Railway in the Sky.
Image Credit: from Danforth Museum’s Web site. Faith Ringgold’s Le Cafe des Artistes, (The French Collection, Part II: #11), 1994, acrylic on canvas with fabric boarders, 79 1/2 x 90 inches, Private Collection.
Front row, left to right: William H. Johnson, Archibald Motley, Willia Marie Simone, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Edmonia Lewis, Faith Ringgold. Middle row, left to right: Sargent Johnson, Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, Henry O. Tanner, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Vang Gogh, Augusta Savage, Back row, left to right: Ed Clark, Raymond Saunders, Jacob Lawrence, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Maurice Urtillo.