Palm Springs Art Museum is celebrating Black History Month with a new interactive exhibition titled Intertwining the Fabric of Generations, on-view in the Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space February 2 through February 28. Presented in collaboration with the Palm Springs Black History Committee at the James O. Jesse Community Center, the exhibition features works by noted African-American artist Faith Ringgold alongside narrative quilts created by Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) students.
“This fascinating, interactive exhibition explores such themes as identity, race and community through visual storytelling,” said Elizabeth Armstrong, Palm Springs Art Museum’s JoAnn McGrath Executive Director. “Faith Ringgold began quilting her stories more than 40 years ago in order to be heard; we’re pleased to have local students continue and contribute to this beautiful tradition.”
The Museum will host an opening reception for Intertwining the Fabric of Generations on February 2 from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a live Skype discussion between Ringgold and the PSUSD student artists on Sunday, February 12. The public is invited to create their own quilt patterns incorporating traditional designs and universal symbols as part of the Museum’s Free 2nd Sunday series.
Continuing the Black History Month celebration is award-winning poet Douglas Kearney, who will present a live multimedia show titled The Teeth Are Sheet Music in the Museum’s Lecture Hall on Friday, February 17 at 6 p.m. The performance will incorporate techniques ranging from hip-hop to poetry, while exploring such themes as gender, culture and race. The public is encouraged to reserve tickets for this FREE event by emailing Educational Coordinator Ingrid von Sydow at firstname.lastname@example.org; space is limited.
For additional information about Black History Museum and upcoming exhibitions, please visit www.psmuseum.org or call (760) 322-4800.