Here is some interesting works of art by Faith Ringgold I thought some of you here might be interested in.
From Anne Umland, The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture:
“Last September, Faith Ringgold came to see her iconic painting American People Series #20: Die newly installed in MoMA’s fifth-floor collection galleries. Having the opportunity to look at and talk about Ringgold’s great, incendiary painting with her that day remains an indelible memory, made all the more vivid in light of the protests that have spread across the country. Today, while Die remains in the galleries, waiting for the moment when the Museum can safely reopen, its unflinching confrontation of race relations has never seemed more urgent, as we—individually, as an institution, and as a nation—grapple with the systemic racism amplified by the recent horrific killings of Black citizens, and by the devastating, disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities.I’m deeply grateful to Ringgold for agreeing to join me, and you—from wherever you are—tonight at 8:00 p.m. EDT, for a live Q&A about Die, her broader career, and her activism, as part of our online exploration Virtual Views: Faith Ringgold.”
This youtube clip, gives a short history on Deno’s Wonder Wheel in beautiful Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn, NY. Located at Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn NY, that area has a lot to offer. Aside from the LandMark Amusement Park, it is next door to MCU Park, Home of The Brooklyn Cyclones and has beautiful beaches as well. There is also Nathans famous hotdogs right down the block.| This video about the Wonder Wheel enhances the heritage and culture of that area and is filled with large amounts of history, regarding that area. Enjoy the video!
This is from the youtube section Deno’s has, on the particular video #10: Charles Denson, director of the Coney Island History Project, talks about the Wonder Wheel, Coney Island, and the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. While writing his book on the history of the Wonder Wheel, he came across some amazing connections between Da Vinci and Coney Island. Denson says that many of Da Vinci’s 15th century mechanical drawings resemble rides in Coney Island, but there’s one machine that he invented that stands out among the others: Da Vinci’s design for a Perpetual Motion Machine.
A little blurb about the park: “Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park is a family-owned amusement park located at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. It features five adult rides and 16 kiddie rides, including a dozen family rides that parents and children can ride together.”
With the unsure start of the baseball season, some might wonder about trading cards in 2020. I am kidding of course. No one can possibly predict what will happen, even though it seems a bit gloomy. I was feeling a little creative. I came up with these cards.
There are many here enjoying art very much, no matter what your genre is, I thought some museums might help to bring some positive fun into someones life. I hope the beauty of art lifts everyones spirits! (The 3 part series from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, had it broken up into 3 parts, while the others had just the 1)