Become acquainted with the life and work of pioneering painter and storyteller Jacob Lawrence. Lawrence’s renowned Migration Series portrays the flight of millions of African-Americans from the rural communities of the South to the urban cities of the North from 1910 to 1940. By looking at and discussing five of the sixty Migration Series panels and related artworks from the exhibition To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection, learn about the cultural and historical implications of the Great Migration, Lawrence’s research and artistic processes, and his role in chronicling and bringing attention to this historic event.
Art, language arts, and social studies teachers from classroom and homeschool settings and preservice teachers are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.
Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.