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The Week in African American Art: Solange Creates Performance with Dozens of Dancers and White Minimalist Cube & More

The Week in African American Art: Solange Creates Performance with Dozens of Dancers and White Minimalist Cube & More

  PROJECTS/UNVEILINGS | Solange Ferguson, “Metatronia (Metatron’s Cube),” 2018, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles   The following review of the past week presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture:   NEWS Jerome Meadows, a Savannah, Ga.-based artist has been commissioned to create a memorial to Ed Johnson,...
Jacob Lawrence's 'Struggle' Series Documents Broad Sweep of Early American History

Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Struggle’ Series Documents Broad Sweep of Early American History

  RECOGNIZED FOR HIS RAPT ATTENTION to the historic narratives of African Americans, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) envisioned a series of paintings about the history of the United States that would encompass all of the nations’s people. In 1954, Lawrence began working on “Struggle…From the History of the American People” (1954-56), a new series conceived as...
Jacob Lawrence Makes Publishing History

Jacob Lawrence Makes Publishing History

TUCKED AMONG A SERIES of reports on the automobile industry and articles on wind energy, Africa and geopolitics, the November 1941 issue of Fortune magazine features a portfolio of 26 paintings by Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). Eight pages are devoted to “The Migration of the Negro,” his series depicting the great migration of black Americans from...