This workshop, for upper elementary, middle, and high school students, will be facilitated by Dr. Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art and Dr. Eric Segal, Director of Education, at the Harn Museum of Art. There will be a discussion of Jacob Lawrence's life and work as featured in an upcoming exhibition, "History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence."
Dr. Cooksey and Dulce Roman, Curator of Modern Art, will also give gallery tours highlighting African American and African works.
Lunch and books will be provided for participants.
History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence
exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of influential American
artist Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). Lawrence was primarily concerned
with the narration of African American experiences and histories. His
acute observations of community life, work, struggle and emancipation
during his lifetime were rendered alongside vividly imagined chronicles
of the past. The past and present in his work are intrinsically linked,
providing insight into the social, economic and political; realities
that continue to impact and shape contemporary society today.
Featuring more than 90 works produced between 1963 and 2000, the exhibition focuses on his graphic work and explores three major themes of his printmaking oeuvre. Lawrence’s recording and recollection of African-American and larger African diasporic histories are featured, as well as his vivid observations of the dynamic city life in his native Harlem, New York City. Works in the exhibition span from 1963 to 2000 and include significant complete print portfolios, such as the “Toussaint L’Ouverture” series, as well as “The Legend of John Brown” series, amongst others.
History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence is curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions. The exhibition is organized by the SCAD Museum of Art and is made possible with support from the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation. More information can be found here.
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