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Inspired by the Special Exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85

Faith Ringgold (American, born 1930). For the Women’s House, 1971. Oil on canvas, 96 x 96 inches (243.8 x 243.8 cm). Courtesy of Rose M. Singer Center, Rikers Island Correctional Center. © 2017 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 

Lesson Plan Details

This lesson plan was inspired by educational materials from the Brooklyn Museum, which organized this special exhibition.

Conceptual Basis

Students will view Faith Ringgold’s For the Women’s House, 1971, and learn why she created this work of art. They will identify the various types of women in the piece and the roles they embrace. They will create a work of art in a similar fashion to Ringgold’s painting, drawing themselves carrying out different interests or hobbies that they enjoy.

Exhibition Sponsors

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. 

This exhibition has been made possible at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s exhibition program is generously supported by The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.

Publication of the family guide has been made possible through the generosity of The MAK Fund. 

Additional support for educational components of this exhibition has been provided by a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. 

Technical support has been provided by Advantage TI.