Oral history interview with Faith Ringgold
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ringgo89
Creators:
Ringgold, Faith
Nadelman, Cynthia
Dates:
1989 September 6-October 18
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
349 Pages
Transcript
15 Items
sound files (10 hr., 49 min.)
digital
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Faith Ringgold conducted 1989 September 6-October 18, by Cynthia Nadelman, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Ringgold discusses Harlem from the 1930s through the 1970s; her background and education; her art and political activities; feminism; the evolution of her work; her paintings, soft sculpture constructions, quilts, and performance pieces. She recalls Robert Gwathmey, Tom Lloyd, Robert Morris, Marcia Tucker, Lucy Lippard, her mother, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Faith Ringgold (1930- ) is an Afro-American painter, sculptor, and performance artist from New York, N.Y.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by the Lannan Foundation. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4779 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators. Funding for this interview provided by the Lannan Foundation.

General
General
Originally recorded on 8 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 10 hr., 50 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Performance art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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African American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quiltmakers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gwathmey, Robert, 1903-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lippard, Lucy R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lloyd, Tom, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tucker, Marcia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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