Open Artist Studio: Our Many Selves

  • May 23, 2024
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Space: Seahorse Classroom


Children will examine Faith Ringgold’s 1971 work, For the Women’s House, which provided inspiration to female inmates on Rikers Island by depicting women in nontraditional roles, such as basketball players and bus drivers. After considering their many different “selves,” they’ll create a painting that encapsulates the unique aspects of their identity.  

Image Credit: Faith Ringgold, For the Women’s House, 1971, oil on canvas. Courtesy of Rose M. Singer Center, Rikers Island Correctional Center 2017 © Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.