Storyteller, social activist, quilt-maker, author, painter, feminist. These are just some of the eponymous callings of Faith Ringgold. Born in Harlem in 1930, Ringgold is best known for her narrative quilts that combine the artistic traditions of her African ancestry with searing political statements. During a trip to the Rijksmuseum in 1972 Ringgold was introduced to Tibetan thangkas, paintings on thin cloth framed with lush fabric borders, an artform that she would expertly manipulate to communicate her urgent political narrative. In the 1970s Ringgold turned to soft figurative sculpture that she combined into emotionally-charged installations that celebrate and African American life. Some of these pieces were incorporated into performances, like “The Wake and Resurrection of the Bicentennial Negro” (1976), which combines elements of a Black American wake and the African belief that keeps ancestors in limbo unless they are released with music and dance. At ACA Galleries through December 22.