Tar Beach #2, 1990, silkscreen on silk, 60 x 59 ins

“I will never forget if the movie stars fell straight down around me personally and lifted me up above George Washington Bridge,” writes painter/activist Faith Ringgold into the opening stanza of her signature “story quilt,” Tar Beach # 2 (1990) . The name for the piece, now on display in Faith Ringgold: an artist that is american the Crocker Art Museum, originates from dreams the artist amused as a kid on the top of her house into the affluent glucose Hill community of Harlem. Read more