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Faith Ringgold: Jazz Stories 2004: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow    Dec 18, 2004 - Feb 5, 2005


Faith Ringgold
Jazz Stories 2004: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow
December 18 through February 12, 2005 (extended dates)

Special Events:
Thursday, January 20, 9:30- 11:30 am at P.S. 149, Sojourner Truth High School, 41 West 117th Street.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycotts there will be a reading by James Earl Jones and Faith Ringgold of her children’s book, “If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks.”

Thursday, February 3, 4:30 - 6:30 pm at ACA Galleries
There will be a special reception for Faith Ringgold Jazz Stories 2004: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow and a book signing with the artist.

February 2005 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 82nd Street @ Fifth Avenue
A seven-foot banner reproducing Faith Ringgold’s seminal work, Freedom of Speech will be featured in the outdoor kiosk in front of the museum through 2005.

ACA Galleries is pleased to present Story Quilts, drawings and prints by Faith Ringgold. These new works celebrate the rich heritage of Jazz and the performers who contributed to its development.

Faith Ringgold is a painter, mixed media sculptor, teacher, humanist and lecturer. She is the author of numerous award winning children’s books. Tar Beach, her first book for children, won The Caldicott Award and was made into an animated short for HBO. Her original Story Quilt is in the collection of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY.

Her artwork is also featured on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Timeline of Art History”; a chronological, geographical and thematic exploration of the most important art from around the world.

She is the recipient of more than 75 awards and honors including The Simon Guggenheim Award, two NEA Awards, the Visionary Woman Award from Moore College, The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award and the Camille Cosby National Visionary Leadership Project Honoree. She has been presented with seventeen Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees.

Her work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums including The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; The Boston Museum of Fine Art, MA; The High Museum, Atlanta, GA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

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