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Members’ Preview | Faith Ringgold: American People

November 17, 20237:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event is only open to MCA Members. Join or renew today!

A square made up of right-angled triangles of alternating colors of black, red, and blue. Inside the triangles are hand-painted words that repeat: Black, America, Ringgold.

Faith Ringgold, Black Light Series #7: Ego Painting, 1969. Oil on canvas; 30 x 30 in. (76 x76 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago, Wilson L. Mead Trust Fund; Claire and Gordon Prussian Fund for Contemporary Art; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund; Ada S. Garrett Prize, Flora Mayer Witkowsky Purchase Prize, Gordon Prussian Memorial, Emilie L. Wild Prize, William H. Bartels Prize, William and Bertha Clusmann Prize, Max V. Kohnstamm Prize, and Pauline Palmer Prize funds, 2019.184. © 2019 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Courtesy of ACA Galleries, New York. Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY.

About the Event

MCA Members enjoy first-look access to the MCA’s newest exhibitions alongside curators, artists, and fellow art enthusiasts.

Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn and the MCA invite you and a guest to attend the Members’ Preview for Faith Ringgold: American People. Join us for cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres while being among the first to view the MCA’s newest exhibition. RSVP to secure your spot today!

About the Exhibition

Bringing together more than 50 years of work, Faith Ringgold: American People provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the artist’s impactful vision. From creating some of the most indelible artworks of the civil rights era to challenging accepted hierarchies of art versus craft, Faith Ringgold has produced a body of work that bears witness to the complexity of the American experience.


Lead support for the exhibition is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris, Zell Family Foundation, Cari and Michael Sacks, and R.H. Defares.

Major support is provided by Ellen-Blair Chube, DIOR, Susie L. Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt, Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Northern Trust, Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund, Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe, and Charlotte Cramer Wagner and Herbert S. Wagner III of the Wagner Foundation.
Generous support is provided by Cheryl and Eric McKissack and Karyn and Bill Silverstein.
This exhibition is supported by the Women Artists Initiative, a philanthropic commitment to further equity across gender lines and promote the work and ideas of women artists.

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Lead support for this exhibition at the New Museum, New York has been provided by The Henry Luce Foundation. Major support for this exhibition has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, Glenstone, and the Robert Lehman Foundation.