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Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series with Barbara Earl Thomas Friday, Mar. 17, 2017, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series with Barbara Earl Thomas
Event typeLibrary Program
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceChildren, Teens, Adults, ESL, LEAP
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin an artist talk about Jacob Lawrence with 2016 Stranger Genius award winner Barbara Earl Thomas.
DescriptionJacob Lawrence’s iconic Migration series is considered a master narrative on American history vis-à-vis the African American mass movement North, in light of the terrorism of the segregated American South. Lawrence’s artistic practice was inspired, in part, by his visits to 135th Street library and work with master painters from the WPA. Join Seattle artist Barbara Earl Thomas (2016 Stranger Genius award winner) for an intimate look at Lawrence’s tenure in Seattle and the historical significance of the Migration series in our contemporary present where both black families shaped by the Northern migration and immigrants are under increasing scrutiny. Seattle Art Museum is offering a once-in-a-lifetime moment to see the full series in its entirety, on loan from the Philips collection, Jan. 21 – April 23, 2017.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Recorded for PodcastThis event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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