Exhibition Schedule 2020–21

Jacob Lawrence—Three Series of Prints:
Genesis | Toussaint L’Ouverture | Hiroshima

September 2—December 18, 2020

Since his first published print in 1963, Jacob Lawrence (1917—2000) produced a body of prints that is both highly dramatic and intensely personal. In his graphic work, as in his paintings, Lawrence has turned to the lessons of history and his own experience. From depictions of civil rights confrontations to scenes of daily life, these images present a vision of a common struggle toward unity and equality, and a universal struggle deeply seated in the depths of the human consciousness. This exhibition features 31 graphic works created between 1983 and 1997 and includes his “Genesis” series of eight prints, 10 prints from the “Toussaint L’Ouverture” series, and his “Hiroshima” series of eight prints, and a collection of five other of Lawrence’s most significant prints.

The works are on loan courtesy of the collection of Alitash Kebede of Los Angeles, CA. The exhibition and museum tour are organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, CA.

“Jacob Lawrence—Three Series of Prints: Genesis | Toussaint L’Ouverture | Hiroshima” is made possible through the generosity of the Maryland State Arts Council and the Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors.

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Current Exhibition

Past Exhibitions

Jacob Lawrence: “Toussaint L’Ouverture” Series

October 7–November 17

Works inspired by C.L.R. James’ book, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (1938).

Jacob Lawrence: “Genesis” Series

September 2–October 6

Works influenced by the Book of Genesis from the Bible.