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Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Time
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

FREE
No registration required.
Meet in Centre Street lobby

This free, walk-in tour examines Jacob Lawrence’s Genesis Series (1990), which reflects the African American artist’s youthful memories of passionate sermons about the Creation given by ministers at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, where Lawrence was baptized in 1932. Lawrence is known for using the series format to render the stories of historical African American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman in colorful, expressive imagery . Each of the eight works on view in the Genesis Series describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James Bible. The series, lent from Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown’s Baltimore collection, features the same unity and visual eloquence of Lawrence’s earlier series and has a powerful, expressive impact. 

This is part of our weekly series of free, docent-led tours.

Add to Calendar 02-02-2014 13:00:00 02-02-2014 14:00:00 15 Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series The celebrated African American artist, Jacob Lawrence, illustrated the biblical creation in his Genesis Series. This 1989 commission resulted in a set of eight silkscreened images, on loan from a private collection, in bold colors that move in an active, cinematic style, recalling the passionate sermons heard during the artist's youth. Explore these striking works of art during this free, docent-led tour, starting in the Centre Street lobby. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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