Educator Guide for Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

This educator guide accompanies the exhibition Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club, on view at NOMA February 10 – May 7, 2023. In it you will find an exhibition overview with major themes, biographical information about Jacob Lawrence and his contemporary artists affiliated with the Black Orpheus publication, select works of art, classroom lessons for before and after your museum visit, and directions for scheduling a visit to NOMA. Lessons and tours can be adapted across grade levels and used with any in-person visit or with provided digital images.


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Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club was made possible in part by major funding from National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Getty Foundation Paper Project, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the IFPDA Foundation. The Wyeth Foundation for American Art provided support for the exhibition catalogue.