National African American Quilt Conference

12-15 July 2017

Keynote Lecture by Faith Ringgold: ''More than 60 Years''

12 July // 7-9PM

In this survey, firsthand accounts about the civil rights movement in the “American People Series” will be addressed. Her inspiring, often humorous and always very human stories will illustrate her life’s work as an artist, activist, author, teacher and parent through the evolution of an awesome body of work that contains more than 100 paintings. Images from the Women on a Bridge Series, 1988, The French Collection, 1991, The American Collection, 1997 and the Coming to Jones Rd Series 2000 will be included.

Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence, Kansas 66045

Conference Schedule

The African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy will host the first ever National African-American Quilt Convention, a citywide event in celebration of the history and legacy of African Americans in Lawrence, the African-American quilting tradition, and contemporary art in various mediums by African-American artists. Plans for the convention include keynote speaker Faith Ringgold, exhibition, and demonstrations in various art forms in the Cultural District, including the Lawrence Public Library, Watkins Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art; educational programming for children and adults; and historical walks and tours.

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Faith Ringgold is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts Professor Emerita. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Photo of Faith Ringgold is courtesy of the Artist.

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