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Arkansas Adventure: Crystal Bridges (March 10th, 2018, Bentonville, AR)

Nicole, my parents and I took a trip down Highways 37 and 62 to Bentonville, Arkansas, where one of our very favorite museums lies tucked into a lovely wood: … 309 more words

Listening Diary

Celebrating Vision: Faith Ringgold and Radical Black Art for Children

This weekend marks President’s Day in the US.  My undergraduate children’s literature students are spending the weekend finding a children’s book that details a US president’s interaction with people of color, because I wanted them to see what and who we do and don’t celebrate in this country.  1,142 more words

Children's Literature

Tar Beach: A Review

Tar Beach, Faith Ringgold, 1991

I was born to fly.

I’ve been flapping my arms vigorously, but haven’t yet mastered this particular skill. So, when I read… 157 more words

Book Review

RECORD: The Story Quilt that Oprah Winfrey Commissioned from Faith Ringgold for Dr. Maya Angelou's Birthday Sold for $461,000 at Swann

Editor’s note: With the approach of the holidays, The Hot Bid shifts its focus to world auction records. 

What you see: Maya’s Quilt of Life… 960 more words


Gucci v. Gender Inequality: VIDEO

For those of you who think fashion is just vapidity and glitz, I urge you to check out Artsy’s new Gucci-backed video series about gender inequality in the world of art. 112 more words



This was one of my favorite art pieces at the Crystal Bridges Museum. “Maya’s Quilt of Life,” is the quilt by Faith Ringgold. Oprah Winfrey commissioned this quilt as  birthday gift to Maya Angelou.


Black Artists Recreate the American Flag In Art

A handful of black artists have chosen to explore this fascinating dichotomy, appropriating its image to create works that challenge viewers’ perceptions and beliefs.

“African-American Flag” by David Hammons… 191 more words