The Maier Museum of Art
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Art Saturday for High School Students: Up Close with Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts

October 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

American artist Faith Ringgold is renowned for her “story quilts” that combine narrative paintings with quilted borders and handwritten text. Thangkas, Tibetan Buddhist paintings on cotton and silk brocade, and the African American tradition of quilt making inspired Ringgold to create this unique art form. We will explore how Ringgold challenged the art world by combining traditional craft with fine art techniques to tell powerful visual stories. Then, you will make your own miniature mixed media story quilt inspired by Faith Ringgold.

Faith Ringgold’s work is featured in the 110th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Storytellers: Faith Ringgold + Aminah Robinson, on view October 1, 2021 – April 1, 2022.

Limit 12
All participants must wear masks while inside the museum. No exceptions.
Museum doors open at 9:45 am

This workshop is part of Randolph College’s Science + Art Saturdays. Sessions are for high school students only, are free, and require advance registration. For registration and more information, visit


October 2, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College
1 Quinlan St.
Lynchburg, VA 24503
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