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Jacob Lawrence

20150527155056-jacoblawrence_migrationseries_panel388 The Immigrant Song   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Jacob Lawrence at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) April 3rd - September 7th
Posted 5/27/15

One of the most startling impressions that one takes away from seeing the reunited Migration Series at the Museum of Modern Art is how current the paintings still feel—in a way that Céline still does, or Christopher Isherwood, or John Steinbeck, documentors of a very specific moment of transition, faithfully recording sensitive observations. Jacob Lawrence’s cycle of 60 paintings on the subject of the Great Migration, during which 6 million African Americans ultimately left the... [more]

20150507142404-60-1024x682 The Place of the Museum: Jacob Lawrence at MoMA   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 5/7/15

You see, there are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers and they think to themselves, well, that’s not a place for me, for someone who looks like me, for someone who comes from my neighborhood. In fact, I guarantee you that right now, there are kids living less than a mile from here who would never in a million years dream that they would be welcome in this museum. That was Michelle Obama at the opening of the new Whitney Mu... [more]

Modamer_lg Crazy Salad   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
George Wesley Bellows, Peter Blume, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Walter Ellison, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Reginald Marsh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Grant Wood at The Art Institute of Chicago January 30th, 2010 - April 4th, 2010
Posted 3/29/10

"Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900-1950s," at the Art Institute until April 4, “offers viewers the opportunity to ruminate on what constituted ‘modern’ in America at various moments in the first half of the 20th century,” according to the exhibition text. Taken from the Art Institute’s permanent collection, the exhibition comprises about 140 prints, drawings, collages, and watercolors by 60 famous and not-so-famous artists. Installed in several galleries, the work is not presented chr... [more]

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