History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence 480 x 320 Jacob Lawrence 1240 x 550

Jacob Lawrence
The Builders (Family), 1974
Silkscreen on paper
34” x 25.75”
© 2017 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

February 20, 2020 through May 24, 2020

History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence explores the graphic oeuvre of one of 20th-century America's greatest artists. Highlighting Lawrence's interest in the lives and histories of African-Americans and their forebears, the show features the artist's complete Toussaint L'Ouverture and The Legend of John Brown portfolios as well as other images created between 1963 and 2000. 

This exhibition was organized by SCAD Museum of Art in collaboration with the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, and was curated by Storm van Rensburg, former head curator of SCAD exhibitions. 

The Lowe's presentation of History, Labor, Life was made possible by the City of Coral Gables, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Funding Arts Network, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of Commissioners. 

Lawrence Sponsors