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Seven Passages to a Flight

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Seven Passages to a Flight

Faith Ringgold, American, b. October 8, 1930

Creation date: 1995
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Book
Medium and Support: Etching and pochoir
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Accession Number: 1995.73.a
State/Province: California
Dimensions: 9 1/2 in. x 7 7/8 in. x 3/4 in. (24.13 cm x 20 cm x 1.91 cm)


Brighton Press, San Diego, California ( - 1995)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1995 - )

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Ringgold developed a distinctive art form by combining text and image to present personal and historical narratives that explore the African American experience.. Sometimes the stories told on her quilts are fictional, others are autobiographical, and occasionally they are a mixture of both. The central right square of Seven Passages to a Flight recalls Tar Beach (1988), the quilt that became the basis for Ringgold’s first children’s book. In Tar Beach, a young girl, Cassie Louise Lightfoot, escapes the summer heat in her apartment at an evening picnic on the roof of their building. The central lower square of the quilt references Ringgold’s The French Collection (1991–97), which presents the story of Willa Marie Simone, who leaves Harlem in the 1920s to seek artistic fulfillment in Paris.
Last Updated: 10/2/2020


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/10/2012 - 2/10/2013

Art of the Americas The San Diego Museum of Art , 9/7/2021 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Betti-Sue Hertz. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 262, Figure Number: 262

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