On October 8, Faith Ringgold will be 87. Alive, well, and still making art in her Englewood, New Jersey, studio, she has earned the moniker “living legend.”
For the current exhibition of Ringgold’s work at HMAAC, on view through Sept. 25, three of her famed story quilts, 10 sculptures, three “tankas,” six works on paper, and the illustrations from her most famous children’s book, “Tar Beach,” fill both main galleries of the museum. There is also an excellent documentary, featuring the artist, looping in the theater space downstairs. Ringgold is fascinating as an author, storyteller, speaker, performer, and activist.
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