In , Jacob Lawrence, Then JustYears Old, Completed A Series OfSmall Tempera Paintings With Text Captions About The Great Migration, The Mass Movement Of Black Americans From The Rural South To The Urban North That Began In Within Months Of Its Making, The Migration Series Was Divided Between The Museum Of Modern Art Even Numbered Panels And The Phillips Memorial Gallery Odd Numbered Panels The Work Has Since Become A Landmark In The History Of African American Art, A Monument In The Collections Of Both Institutions And A Crucial Example Of The Way In Which History Painting Was Radically Reimagined In The Modern Era InAnd , The Panels Will Be Reunited In Exhibitions At The Museum Of Modern Art One Way Ticket Jacob Lawrence S Migration Series And Other Works And At The Phillips Collection Jacob Lawrence S Migration Series This Catalogue Grounds Lawrence S Migration Series In The Cultural And Political Debates That Shaped The Young Artist S Work And Highlights Its Continued Resonance For Artists And Writers Today An Essay By Leah Dickerman Situates The Series Within Contemporary Discussions About Black History And An Artist S Social Responsiblities In The Late S And Early S Elsa Smithgall Traces The Acquisition And Exhibition History Of The Migration Series Short Commentaries On Each Panel Explore Lawrence S Career And Technique, And The Social History Of The Migration The Catalogue Also Debuts Ten Poems Commissioned From Acclaimed Poets That Respond To The Migration Series Elizabeth Alexander, Honored As The Poet At President Obama S First Inauguration, Introduces The Section I so hope a Jacob Lawrence series comes to Minneapolis, because I am totally inspired after reading about him This is one of the best written yes, written art books I ve seen The companion pieces are really compelling and each painting receives its own historical explanation Seen individually, many of the Migration Series paintings are highly abstract, so it definitely helps to give them some context Fans of abstract art, African American art and history, interested in the Great Migration, or looking for something that should enter the American Art canon should pick this up The paintings are gorgeous and the writing is great I loved it. Excellent Companion to SAM Exhibit Well written historical introduction and detailed descriptions Graphics are bright and displayed well Exhibit was a bit of a let down but makes up for it. We were able to see the show at MoMA last week Stunning Lawrence s dramatic, flat planed unmodulated figures, stark colors and sharp contrasts produce powerful images, each encapsulating a moment in a terrible, wonderful story Terrible because of the conditions those people including his own relatives and others he knew, and many he had read about were so cruel, wonderful in the ways so many of them not only survived but succeeded in retaining and expressing their dignity It s a wonderful show The book will be valuable for those who have not had the opportunity to see the real paintings, magnificently displayed all together and in the order Lawrence intended, to tell his powerful story The additional material poems by Langston Hughes and others, videos of Marian Anderson and Billie Holiday, recordings by other great black musicians, and other graphic work by Lawrence, Romare Beardon and others, all give context.
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- 192 pages
- Jacob Lawrence
- Leah Dickerman
- 12 July 2018 Leah Dickerman