Migration Stories 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 has partnered with Tasveer to invite local cultural and creative thinkers to share their own stories of immigration, migration, displacement, community, and how their perspectives relate to the works on view in The Migration Series.
About The Presenters
aims to engage the community through films, storytelling and visual art from South Asia and its diaspora, to inspire social change, foster a deeper understanding of South Asian Culture and build a just society. Founded in 2002 by Farah Nousheen and Rita Meher, Tasveer designs diverse, thought-provoking and powerful events through partnership with organizations, filmmakers, performers, visual artists, journalists, professors, and activists.
Free with museum admission.
Image: The Migration Series, Panel 59: In the North they had the freedom to vote. (detail), 1940–41, Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917–2000, casein tempera on hardboard, 18 x 12 in., Acquired 1942, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., © 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.