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Past Event

Curating Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

May 13 2021

Seattle Art Museum


5 PM – 6 PM

Join us online for an inside look at Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle with three curators from across the US as they discuss the exhibition including the exciting discoveries of two missing panels during the exhibition’s tour around the country. Theresa Papanikolas, SAM’s Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art, will be joined by Austen Barron Bailly from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Randall Griffey from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bailly is Chief Curator at Crystal Bridges and a co-organizer of the exhibition along with Elizabeth Hutton Turner. Griffey is the Met’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, where he co-curated the presentation of the exhibition at the Met in fall 2020. Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle reunited the artist’s Struggle series for the first time in more than 60 years. The curators will discuss the development of the exhibition, new discoveries, and visitor reaction to the show as it traveled from the east coast to the Seattle Art Museum

Registration is free. Note: You must complete your registration to access the Zoom webinar. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email with the link to connect to the webinar. If you have any questions please reach out to us at or call us at 206.654.3210, 10 am–5 pm, Monday through Friday
Photos: Natali Wiseman. Randall Griffey. Crystal Bridges.

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.