Friends @ Home Art Docent Webinar | Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series 1940-1941

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Jacob Lawrence, Panel 1 of The Migration Series, 1940-1941.

In observance of Black History Month, the Friends of the Alameda Free Library present a docent program on one of America’s greatest African American artists, Jacob Lawrence. The Migration Series is a 60-panel set of narrative paintings depicting the Great Migration, when hundreds of thousands of African Americans moved from the rural South to the urban North after World War I. The paintings are jointly owned by the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC and MOMA in New York City.

Explore the epic story of something comprehensive, timely yet timeless, told through images which convey metaphors of injustice, strife, struggle, change, hope, ambition, and even beauty.

Jacob Lawrence, Panel 3 of The Migration Series, 1940-1941.

Sherrill Koopot will lead us on this exploration. She has been a docent with the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona since September 1986. She has also served in many administrative, training, and management jobs in the museum’s docent program, and is a past Co-Chair of the National Docent Symposium. She was honored as Docent of the Year in 1995 and was nominated for the Governor’s Award for an Individual in the Arts. The Friends of the Alameda Free Library are pleased to welcome Sherrill back to our Friends @ Home series for the third time.