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Talk | Roundtable on Faith Ringgold

November 18, 20232:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Join us for a conversation on how Faith Ringgold’s aesthetic and political practices continue to reverberate across generations of artists.



Lead support for the 2022-23 season of MCA Talks is made possible by The Richard and Mary L. Gray Lecture Series through a generous gift to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign.

Generous support is provided by The Antje B. and John J. Jelinek Endowed Lecture and Symposium on Contemporary Art; the Kristina Barr Lectures, which were established through a generous gift by The Barr Fund to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign; The Gloria Brackstone Solow and Eugene A. Solow, MD, Memorial Lecture Series; and the Allen M. Turner Tribute Fund, honoring his past leadership as Chair of the Board of Trustees.


Lead support of Faith Ringgold: American People 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.