The Bitter Nest, Part II: The Harlem Renaissance Party

Media - 1997.18 - SAAM-1997.18_1-000001 - 52014
Copied Faith Ringgold, The Bitter Nest, Part II: The Harlem Renaissance Party, 1988, acrylic on canvas with printed, dyed and pieced fabric, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1997.18, © 1988, Faith Ringgold

Artwork Details

Title
The Bitter Nest, Part II: The Harlem Renaissance Party
Date
1988
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
9483 in. (238.8210.8 cm.)
Copyright
© 1988, Faith Ringgold
Credit Line
Museum purchase
Mediums
Mediums Description
acrylic on canvas with printed, dyed and pieced fabric
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • African-American
  • Occupation — art — artist
  • Recreation — leisure — eating and drinking
  • History — United States — Black History
  • African American
Object Number
1997.18

Exhibitions

Media - 2019.15 - SAAM-2019.15_1 - 137377
Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women
May 31, 2024January 5, 2025
The artists in Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women mastered and subverted the everyday materials of cotton, felt, and wool to create deeply personal artworks. This exhibition presents an alternative history of twentieth-century American art by showcasing the work of artists such as Emma Amos, Sheila Hicks, and Faith Ringgold, who, stitch by stitch, utilized fiber materials to express their personal stories and create resonant and intricate artworks.