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Jacob Lawrence: “Genesis” Series
September 2—October 6, 2020

Based on biblical texts and his own memory of the Sunday sermons of the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, Jacob Lawrence’s “Genesis” series provides a richly personal interpretation.

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Genesis 1 In The Beginning Jacob Lawrence Mitchell Gallery
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1. “In the beginning, all was void.”


Genesis 2 God Brought Forth The Fimament Jacob Lawrence Mitchell Gallery
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2. “And God brought forth the firmament and the waters.”

 


Genesis 1 In The Beginning Jacob Lawrence Mitchell Gallery
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3. “And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth the grass, trees, fruits, and herbs.’”


Genesis 4 And God Created The Day And Night Jacob Lawrence Mitchell Gallery
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4. “And God created the day and the night, and God created and put the stars in the sky.”


Genesis 5 And God Created The Fowls Jacob Lawrence Mitchell Gallery
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5. “And God created all the fowls of the air and the fishes of the sea.”

 


Genesis 6 All The Beasts Of The Earth Jacob Lawrence Mitchell Gallery
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6. “And God created all the beasts of the earth.”

 


Genesis 7 God Created Man And Woman Jacob Lawrence Mitchell Gallery
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7. “And God created man and woman.”

 


Genesis 8 Creation All Was Done Jacob Lawrence Mitchell Gallery
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8. “And creation was done—and all was well.”