This series highlights Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series, 60 paintings that chronicle 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.
In celebration of this masterwork and the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of this city’s most beloved artists, SAM will host an open mic series on the second Thursday of the month during the run of The Migration Series.
The Migration Stories Open Mic invites community members and guests to share their own stories of immigration, migration, displacement, and community and how their perspectives relate to the works on view in The Migration Series. Participation in this series is free and open to the public.
All interested participants should meet in the Brotman Forum (main lobby) near the entrance to the gallery escalators.
Free with museum admission
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.