PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series


  • The Phillips Collection 1600 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States

This fall, The Phillips Collection presents all 60 panels of The Migration Series, reuniting the Phillips’s odd-numbered panels with the Museum of Modern Art’s even-numbered panels from their split acquisition in 1942. Shaped by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this exhibition explores the historical, literary, socio-cultural, aesthetic, and contemporary manifestations of migration that underlie Lawrence’s powerful visual narrative. The presentation is complemented by a new interactive website, as well as a variety of community events that further engage visitors in the multifaceted story of the Great Migration from the rich perspectives of music, theater, dance, and poetry. 

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