Announcement: Faith Ringgold and Michele Wallace in Conversation This Thursday!

Continuing a week of not-to-be-missed events, the Center for Art of Africa and its Diasporas and the Art History Department bring artist Faith Ringgold and feminist author Michele Wallace together for a conversation on Thursday, September 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Art Building, Room 1.102. Ringgold is an internationally-recognized artist and Wallace–Ringgold’s daughter–is a journalist and scholar best known for her work, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (1971).

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The following comes to us from the Department of Art and Art History:

The Center for Art of Africa and it’s Diasporas (CAAD), in conjunction with the Art History Lecture Series, presents internationally acclaimed artist Faith Ringgold in conversation with feminist author Michele Wallace.

Faith Ringgold is an internationally renowned artist, activist, and storyteller. Her work is held in several museums’ permanent collections, notably The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Ringgold’s colorful mosaics are showcased in several city buildings such as the Los Angeles Civic Center/Grand Park and the New York City 125th Street subway station . She is also an acclaimed children’s book author, awarded both the prestigious Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King award for her 1991 book, Tar Beach.

Author and Professor Michele Wallace—Ringgold’s daughter—is perhaps best known for her controversial feminist critique of Black Nationalism’s sexist attitudes, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (1971). Wallace was Essence Magazine’s Editor at Large (1983) and a columnist for The Village Voice (1995-1996). Wallace holds a BA and MA in English from The City College of New York, and a PhD in Cinema Studies from New York University. She is currently Professor of English at The City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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