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Seven Passages to a Flight

1995
51 x 43 in. (129.5 x 109.2 cm)

Faith Ringgold
American

Object Type: Textiles
Medium and Support: Cotton, nylon and monofilament thread
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1996.92.1
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Location: Not currently on view

Edition: ?/10

Printer: Brighton Press, San Diego, CA
Text: Perpetua font

Ringgold, an African American woman who grew up in Harlem, made her first “story quilt” in 1983 in memory of her mother. The quilts were a way to honor her mother, who taught her to sew and to appreciate art and who had collaborated with Ringgold on many art projects. Generations of women in Ringgold’s family – back as far as her great-great-grandmother, who was a slave – made quilts. An autobiographical quilt, Seven Passages to a Flight tells the story of Ringgold’s life while also telling a larger story of race and gender issues.

Gallery label, 5/27/10

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