Next Friday at 2:30pm, The Phillips Collection will be hosting a panel discussion titled, “Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle”. Moderated by UVA Professor of Modern Art and former Phillips senior curator Elizabeth Hutton Turner, this panel will further critique and analyze his Struggle Series, created between 1954 and 1956. It will feature guest panelists from George Mason University, University of Maryland, and the National Museum of African American History. David Driskell, who will be featured in The Rosenwald Schools, is one of those panelists.
Conveniently held during the 39th Black History Month, they will discuss the art’s contribution to social awareness during the Civil Rights Movement. As a Rosenwald grant recipient, Lawrence was given the opportunity to travel to the segregated Jim Crow south and use his experiences as inspiration to create great and memorable that is still observed today.
Jacob Lawrence photographed in the early 1940s
Photo Source: www.uscg.mil
To see the full list of panelists and find more information about Jacob Lawrence and The Phillips Collection, click here.
Erica Marshall, Winter Intern