Event

Jacob Lawrence, “New York in Transit I,” 1998, silkscreen, edition of 50 with 5 AP, © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Jacob Lawrence exhibition: 'History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence'

SCAD Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, presents “History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence.” This exhibition explores three major themes of Lawrence’s larger oeuvre and specifically focuses on his graphic work. 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.

Museum hours:

  • Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, closed
  • Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

Daily admission to the museum is free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members. Symposium discussions are open to the public with the cost of museum admission.