“Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold” At Sugar Hill Museum

By September 5, 2018 Exhibition, Museum

OCTOBER 17 through MARCH 31, 2019

The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is delighted to celebrate the work of iconic American artist Faith Ringgold. Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold features a collection of works on paper, soft sculptures, quilts, and illustrations inspired by the rich cultural and political heritage of the artist’s home of Sugar Hill. The exhibition showcases work attesting to Ringgold’s relationship with jazz, while also framing her longstanding commitment to social and political activism. As the author and illustrator of seventeen acclaimed children’s books, art and storytelling from the pages of Harlem Renaissance Party, We Came to America, as well as Tar Beach, Faith Ringgold’s modern classic and first published book for young readers, will also be featured throughout the exhibition.

Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold will be on view from October 17, 2018 through March 31, 2019. It will be accompanied by a year-long program of intergenerational activities exploring the global impact of the life and legacy of Faith Ringgold and how she has sparked the imaginations of children through art and storytelling, empowering them and their families to better understand and address the complexities of racism, representation, and identity with dignity and hope.