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Melba’s Kitchen Big Band Performance

October 1, 2022, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
woman pouring out music from a tea kettle, holding a trumpet

Artwork by Georgianna Krieger

Wilsey Court

Melba’s Kitchen offers a tasty menu of music by Black women musical geniuses Melba Liston, Mary Lou Williams, and their friends. This unique 14-women big band stirs it up in an atmosphere of kindness, joy, political action, and fun. Connect with Melba’s Kitchen by email or Facebook.


  • 1 to 1:45 pm
  • 2:15 to 3 pm

About the exhibition

Bringing together fifty years of work, Faith Ringgold: American People is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Faith Ringgold’s groundbreaking vision. Featuring works from across Ringgold’s best-known series, this show tracks the development of her figurative style as it evolved to meet the urgency of political and social change. Throughout her career, Ringgold has drawn from personal and collective histories to both document her life and amplify the struggles for justice and equity. From creating some of the most indelible artworks of the civil rights era to challenging accepted hierarchies of art versus craft through her experimental story quilts, Ringgold has produced a body of work that bears witness to the complexity of the American experience. Long overdue, this retrospective provides a timely opportunity to engage with the art of an American icon.

COVID-19 guidance

Masking is strongly recommended, but no longer required for members of the public or employees while in the museum.

Ticket Information

This is a free event located in the de Young's Wilsey Court.

Contact Information

Public Programs
(415) 750-7694