Jacob Lawrence Exhibition-The Migration Series

Jacob Lawrence - American painter

Jacob Lawrence - American painter

Jacob Lawrence Exhibition

The Migration Series Revisited

Sept. 17, 2008 – Oct. 5, 2008

Building 2, Floor 2

Direct from Triple Candie, Harlem’s non-profit contemporary arts center, Golden Belt will host a 60-piece exhibition, “Undoing the Ongoing Bastardization of the ‘The Migration of the Negro’ by Jacob Lawrence,” an exhibit of the complete set of images comprising Jacob Lawrence’s epic 1941 series “The Migration of the Negro.”  The series is a tour de force of historical narrative painting in Lawrence’s boldy original style chronicling the great migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between the two world wars.  The Triple Candie exhibition offers a powerful commentary on the compromised fate of Lawrence’s series itself, historically bisected as it has been, with one-half of the series’ paintings estranged from the other, half belonging to the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the other to the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.


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