Posts Tagged ‘Jacob Lawrence’

A Brief History of D.C. Museums’ Crowdfunding Attempts

The Hirshhorn's Ai Weiwei show only raised $555 of its $35,000 goal.

ToDo ToDay: Pakistani Voices, Bill Callahan, Marky Ramone, and Big Boi

In The Migration Series, painter Jacob Lawrence captures the movement of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the north. Last April, the Phillips collaborated with the U.S. Department of State to host a series of workshops in Pakistan about The Migration Series and its message of social change, then encouraged students, educators, and emerging artists [...]

Reviewed: “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond”

“African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond” is proof that black artists not named Jacob Lawrence or Romare Bearden produced a ton of compelling 20th century art, even if they make it into our museums less frequently. The sprawling exhibit features 100 works by 43 artists—a generous mix of painters, sculptors, and [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Anti-(e)merge, Allan deSouza, Washed Out

Kriston Capps leads off this week's arts section with his look at But Is It Art?, a DIY art fair scheduled the same weekend as (e)merge, a glossy gathering of international galleries that will take place at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. That edificie's owner, Mera Rubell, is a major Miami art patron, and she's poised [...]

A Stepping Interpretation of Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, at the Atlas Tonight

It seems like a perfect fit. Take Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, a set of 60 paintings depicting African Americans’ flight to the big cities of the north prior to World War II, half of which are housed at the Phillips Collection. Combine it with Step Afrika!, a DC-based dance company that has honed and built [...]