The American Struggle is now in Seattle, where the painter spent his final decades.
A Jacob Lawrence Painting, Thought Missing for Decades, Was in a NYC Apartment All Along
A recent visitor to the Metropolitan Museum’s current Jacob Lawrence exhibition knew of an artwork by Lawrence in a neighbor’s collection that he suspected might belong to the Struggle series.
Jacob Lawrence Painting Missing for Half a Century Goes to Auction
A historical scene from the Chesapeake-Leopard affair (the 1807 incident that led to the War of 1812), the painting is headed for auction on April 5.
The SCAD Museum of Art Celebrates the Legacy of Jacob Lawrence
SCAD commemorates the centennial of the artist’s birth with a landmark group exhibition, on view through February 4, 2018.
Scouting Out the Armory Show, a Theme Park for the Wealthy
Amid the big, blue chip baubles, there are flickers of truly powerful and personal work at the latest edition of the vast Armory Show art fair.
Best of 2015: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows
Occasionally, we are forced to venture beyond Brooklyn to see art.
Inside Harlem’s New Starchitect-Designed Children’s Museum
The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, which opened this past weekend in Harlem, says its target audience is kids between ages three and eight, but art lovers of any age will likely find it worth a visit.
The Living History of Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’
I am only one generation removed from the history of African American migrants who, between 1917 and 1970, travelled North seeking economic opportunity, education, and respite from the strictures of Jim Crow South.
Highlights from Maya Angelou’s Art Collection Head to Auction
Works from the private art collection of renowned poet and author Maya Angelou will soon go on public display.
Mud Above Sky Below: Love and Death in Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’
Spring, 1968. All my students were black, and I wasn’t. Jacob Lawrence, who was teaching a course down the hall from me at Pratt Institute, was a famous artist and a real teacher; I wasn’t either of those things.
Obamas Abandon Photo Ban, Bringing Selfies to the White House
This morning, the White House lifted its ban on cameras and photography during public tours, which signals the first time in over 40 years that images by photographers without official credentials will emerge from the famous rooms of the US president’s residence.
The Triumph of Revisionism: The Whitney’s American Century
With America Is Hard to See, the exhibition inaugurating its luminous new Renzo Piano building, the Whitney has reclaimed its role among the city’s museums as the engine of the new.