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Member Exhibition Overview: Jacob Lawrence

Feb 24 2021

Seattle Art Museum


5 PM – 6 PM

SAM members are invited to join Theresa Papanikolas, Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art, for an in-depth virtual exhibition overview of Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle. We hope you will join us for this live virtual event prior to the member preview weekend and prepare to experience this landmark work from one of the greatest narrative artists of the 20th century.

This overview is a member-exclusive event. Log into your member account to register. Your confirmation email includes a link to complete Zoom registration and access the webinar. If you can’t find your confirmation email, contact us at or 206.654.3210.

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Presenting Sponsor


Lead Sponsor


Supporting Sponsor

Generous Support
Bette and David Sprague Exhibition Endowment

Image: There are combustibles in every State, which a spark might set fire to. Washington, 26 December 1786, Panel 16, 1956, Jacob Lawrence, from Struggle: From the History of the American People, 1954–56, Private collection, ©? 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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.