DELAND, FL – March 25, 2021 –
Storytellers: Faith Ringgold + Aminah Robinson is a two-artist exhibition featuring a mini survey of mixed media artworks by legendary African-American female artists Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson. This exhibition will be on view 3/26/21 – 6/6/21 at the Museum galleries located at 100 N. Woodland Boulevard.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Faith Ringgold (1930-)
Storytelling is at the center of Faith Ringgold’s practice. For more than 50 years, she’s been creating, writing and performing art that documents the American narrative. She’s explored segregation and the Civil Rights Movement, considered black pride and the politics of skin color, and reflected on her personal experiences—sharing how it felt to be a black woman in the 1960s and the decades hence. In recognition of her contributions as an artist and activist, Ringgold has received countless honors, including a National Endowment for the Arts Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship for Painting and an NAACP Image Award. Her work continues to be exhibited in major museums around the world.
Aminah Robinson (1940-2015)
For more than sixty years, Aminah Robinson created art inspired by the African concept of Sankofa: understanding the past in order to go forward. An artist, teacher, storyteller, messenger, and historian, her work reflects the drawing, paper-making, and needlework traditions that she learned from her parents and the training she received in art school. Aminah created sculpture, large complex work she called RagGonNons, rag paintings, paintings on cloth, drawings, and books about her family and community, African-American history, her travels, and the stories she was told by her elders. Her goal was to inspire others to research and document the history of their families and communities for the next generation.
Storytelling has always been a powerful medium for communicating ideas, documenting history, and sharing knowledge with others. Ringgold and Robinson are visual storytellers who have a deep connection to the stories of their ancestors, both literal and figurative, and share a passion for teaching us about our communities, our histories, ourselves and the African-American experience. This comprehensive exhibition features 34 works of various media, including oil, watercolor and acrylic, soft sculpture, woodcut, silkscreen, serigraphs, and fabric.
For additional information contact Pattie Pardee, Executive Director, at 386.734.4371.
The Museum of Art – DeLand
is a vital and interactive visual arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, display and educational use of the fine arts in Central Florida. Established in 1951, the Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is comprised of a 23,000 square foot arts facility housing five galleries on two levels located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. and the Downtown Galleries located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. Enriching the community through its permanent collection, art exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum is a source of cultural focus and is recognized statewide by its peers for academic excellence and community outreach. The Museum is supported by its Guild, grants, admissions, generous patrons and donors, and Museum Store adjacent to its galleries in Downtown DeLand. To learn more about the Museum, its programming exhibits and opportunities to engage with the Arts visit us at www.MoArtDeLand.org