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The Resource Jacob Lawrence : the Migration series, Leah Dickerman and Elsa Smithgall ; with contributions by Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jodi Roberts, Patricia Spears Jones, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams, and Kevin Young

Jacob Lawrence : the Migration series, Leah Dickerman and Elsa Smithgall ; with contributions by Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jodi Roberts, Patricia Spears Jones, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams, and Kevin Young

Label
Jacob Lawrence : the Migration series
Title
Jacob Lawrence
Title remainder
the Migration series
Statement of responsibility
Leah Dickerman and Elsa Smithgall ; with contributions by Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jodi Roberts, Patricia Spears Jones, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams, and Kevin Young
Contributor
Author
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just 23 years old, completed a series of 60 small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration, the mass movement of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North that began in 1915-16. Within months of its making, the Migration Series was divided between The Museum of Modern Art (even-numbered panels) and the Phillips Memorial Gallery (odd-numbered panels). The work has since become a landmark in the history of African American art, a monument in the collections of both institutions and a crucial example of the way in which history painting was radically reimagined in the modern era. In 2015 and 2016, the panels will be reunited in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art and at The Phillips Collection. This catalogue grounds Lawrence's Migration Series in the cultural and political debates that shaped the young artist's work and highlights its continued resonance for artists and writers today. An essay by Leah Dickerman situates the series within contemporary discussions about black history and an artist's social responsibilities in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Elsa Smithgall traces the acquisition and exhibition history of the Migration Series. Short commentaries on each panel explore Lawrence's career and technique, and the social history of the Migration. The catalogue also debuts ten poems commissioned from acclaimed poets that respond to the Migration Series. Elizabeth Alexander, honored as the poet at President Obama's first inauguration, introduces the section
Related
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
759.13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.L29
LC item number
A68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1962-
  • 1917-2000
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dickerman, Leah
  • Smithgall, Elsa
  • Alexander, Elizabeth
  • Lawrence, Jacob
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Phillips Collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawrence, Jacob
  • Lawrence, Jacob
  • African Americans in art
  • Rural-urban migration in art
  • Narrative painting, American
Label
Jacob Lawrence : the Migration series, Leah Dickerman and Elsa Smithgall ; with contributions by Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jodi Roberts, Patricia Spears Jones, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams, and Kevin Young
Link
http://swbplus.bsz-bw.de/bsz42930658Xinh.htm
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Accompanies exhibitions and programming initiatives related to Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 3-September 7, 2015 ([exhibition titled "One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North"]), and at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., September 10, 2016-January 17, 2017 (exhibition titled "People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series")
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Fighting blues / Leah Dickerman -- One series, two places / Elsa Smithgall -- The migration series, panels 1-60 / with notes by Jodi Roberts -- The migration series poetry suite / introduction by Elizabeth Alexander -- Poems / Yusef Komunyakaa ; Crystal Williams ; Nikky Finney ; Terrance Hayes ; Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon ; Tyehimba Jess ; Rita Dove ; Natasha Trethewey ; Patricia Spears Jones ; Kevin Young
Control code
18386724
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780870709647
Lccn
2014957848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn899703661
Label
Jacob Lawrence : the Migration series, Leah Dickerman and Elsa Smithgall ; with contributions by Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jodi Roberts, Patricia Spears Jones, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams, and Kevin Young
Link
http://swbplus.bsz-bw.de/bsz42930658Xinh.htm
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Accompanies exhibitions and programming initiatives related to Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 3-September 7, 2015 ([exhibition titled "One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North"]), and at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., September 10, 2016-January 17, 2017 (exhibition titled "People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series")
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Fighting blues / Leah Dickerman -- One series, two places / Elsa Smithgall -- The migration series, panels 1-60 / with notes by Jodi Roberts -- The migration series poetry suite / introduction by Elizabeth Alexander -- Poems / Yusef Komunyakaa ; Crystal Williams ; Nikky Finney ; Terrance Hayes ; Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon ; Tyehimba Jess ; Rita Dove ; Natasha Trethewey ; Patricia Spears Jones ; Kevin Young
Control code
18386724
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780870709647
Lccn
2014957848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn899703661

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