Jacob Lawrence’s two visits to Nigeria in 1962 and 1964 influenced an entire body of work, now on view in Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club. In this short video, Curator of Education Tracy Kennan shares a little about how those trips impacted the celebrated artist’s vision.
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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.