The Met purchased this quilt, which presents a narrative of survival and redemption in Harlem, just five years after it was created by the activist artist Faith Ringgold.


  • Title: Street Story Quilt
  • Creator: Faith Ringgold
  • Date Created: 1985
  • Physical Dimensions: 90 x 144 in. (228.6 x 365.8 cm)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: © Faith Ringgold
  • Medium: Cotton canvas, acrylic paint, ink marker, dyed and printed cotton, and sequins, sewn to a cotton flannel backing

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