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Community Conversation: Immigrant Journeys

Tue Feb 21 2017

Seattle Art Museum


7 PM – 8:30 PM

This event takes place at Museum of History & Industry.
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle WA

Presented in partnership with MOHAI, Enrique Cerna moderates an important community conversation about the personal experiences of King County’s immigrants and refugees, and their contributions to Puget Sound's creative spirit, culture, and economy. In this time of change, how do they now view the future?

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of this city’s most beloved artists, Jacob Lawrence, the Seattle Art Museum presents Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series on view at the Seattle Art Museum. Acclaimed as Lawrence’s masterwork, this epic series chronicles in words and pictures the exodus of African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North in the decades after the First World War.

Thanks to the generosity of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.—the two museums that jointly own the series—all 60 panels will be shown together for the first time in two decades on the West coast.

Free with RSVP

Image: The Migration Series, Panel 18: The migration gained in momentum. (detail), 1940–41, Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917–2000, casein tempera on hardboard, 18 x 12 in., Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy, The Museum of Modern Art, © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY, © 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.