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Two Black Women: Faith Ringgold and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson February 6 through March 20, 2010

January 29, 2010

ACA Galleries is delighted to announce Two Black Women: Faith Ringgold and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson a two person exhibition featuring story quilts, raganons, works on paper and sculptures. Faith Ringgold is a painter, sculptor and author of numerous award winning children’s books. Tar Beach, her first children’s book, won The Caldecott Award and was made into an animated short for HBO. The original story quilt is in the collection of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY. Faith Ringgold’s Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, located in Sugar Hill, Harlem and designed by noted architect David Adjaye, will break ground in September 2010. American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold's Paintings of the 1960s will be on view from September 12 through December 23, 2010 at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY. Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson was born 1940 in Columbus, OH. She creates drawings, cloth paintings, woodcuts, books and sculptures which capture, preserve and celebrate the history of her native city and the places she visits. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the MacArthur “Genius Award” in 2004. A major retrospective, Symphonic Poem: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, organized by the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio in 2002, traveled to the Brooklyn Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and Toledo Museum of Art in 2006. In 2004 she had a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile. She completed a monumental commission for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH in 2004 and in 2007 received a commission for the Ohio University Baker Center. She has contributed illustrations for numerous children’s books including Elijah’s Angel (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1992), Sophie (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994), A School for Pompey Walker (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995), and To Be A Drum (Albert Whitman & Company, 1998).