The exhibit is a collaboration between the Wayne State University Library System and the Wayne State University Art Collection, and comprises ten panels featuring reproductions of twenty-two paintings by noted African-American artist Jacob Lawrence. Lawrence, who was the first African-American artist to have his work included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, produced his John Brown series in the 1940s, along with numerous other works depicting historical figures from the African American experience in the United States.
The Jacob Lawrence traveling exhibit, which was funded by a grant from the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), is available for viewing at Mount Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Avenue, through the end of August.
Our thanks to Vito's Ruehle's Towing and Mount Clemens Mayor Barb Dempsey for their assistance with transportation arrangements for the exhibit.
For more information about Jacob Lawrence's The Legend of John Brown, click here.