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Virtual Exhibition: Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Starts: Monday, September 28, 2020
Ends: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Categories: Arts & Culture
Entertainment

Location Description:

Visit the virtual exhibition on the Grinnell College Museum of Art website. The link is provided in the event description.

Event Description:

In 2020, the Grinnell College Museum of Art acquired 13 prints by Jacob Lawrence based on his painted series, completed in 1938, of scenes from the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture. A leader of the Haitian Revolution, which resulted in the founding of the Republic of Haiti in 1804, L'Ouverture was one of the historical Black figures that Lawrence found lacking in the history books of his time. He completed 41 paintings in all, now in the collection of the Amistad REsearch Center at Tulane University. Of the 15 prints based on these paintings that Lawrence produced between 1980 and 1997, the College now has 13 of them, including the portrait of L'ouverture himself. These prints, the first works by this pivotal American artist to entour our collections, are bing shown at the Museum of Art for the first time. Visit the virtual exhibition at our website

 

For More Information:

Visit the virtual exhibition on the Grinnell College Museum of Art website through August 21, 2021. The link is provided in the event description.

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