Glenstone Museum in Potomac will be the only U.S. museum to host a major monographic exhibition of more than 70 works by American artist Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, Harlem, NY), including nine from the Glenstone collection, as part of a two-year international tour organized by the Serpentine in London. Titled Faith Ringgold, the traveling show will open at Glenstone this spring, following a presentation at the Bildmuseet in Umeå, Sweden that closed in January.
According to Potomac Almanac, "Over the course of her career, Ringgold has worked in a variety of media, most notably quilting, painting, performance, and soft sculpture. She is the author of several children’s books. Ringgold is one of 33 artists inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters recently. The works on view in Faith Ringgold highlight both the artist’s range and her incomparable ability to focus the act of artmaking into a critical agent of social change. The exhibition features key examples from the full spectrum of the artist’s oeuvre, beginning with her early 1960s paintings and the political posters that she made in response to the increasing racial violence that was tearing at the seams of American society."
As per Potomac Almanac, "Glenstone will publish an expanded second edition of the Serpentine’s 2019 catalog, which is available for pre-order on Glenstone’s website. Starting today and through the run of the show, all proceeds from Faith Ringgold-related sales on the website and at Glenstone’s Bookstore will be donated to the artist’s visual arts non-profit organization, the Anyone Can Fly Foundation. More information about the foundation can be found at https://www.anyonecanflyfoundation.org/."