Jacob Lawrence

Wendy saw this new book in our collection and pointed it out to me:

Jake Makes a World

Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, a Young Artist in Harlem
by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

It reminded her of an article she had seen about a series of paintings by Jacob Lawrence (usually housed in two different locations) on display for a limited time at the Museum of Modern Art:
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/04/20/telling-the-whole-story
(The article has a lot of interesting information about the artist and includes a slide show of some of the paintings).

MOMA has some fantastic online content to go along with the exhibit, both for general audiences and especially for students and teachers.

You can also take a virtual visit through a library book:

The Great Migration
The Great Migration: An American Story
by Jacob Lawrence
Here, the full series of 60 paintings is paired with a poem by Walter Dean Myers and an introduction by the artist himself.

Pretend you’re visiting a different exhibit with these two books:

Harriet and the Promised Land
Harriet and the Promised Land
by Jacob Lawrence

John Brown: One Man Against Slavery
John Brown: One Man Against Slavery
by Gwen Everett, paintings by Jacob Lawrence

You can learn more about the artist’s life, and see a wide range of his paintings in:

Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence
Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence
by John Duggleby

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