“People on the Move”—Jacob Lawrence’s 60-panel work to be reunited at the Phillips
Between the two World Wars, millions of African Americans in the United States migrated from the largely rural south to the industrial north. A young African American artist explored this epic journey in a 60-panel work. The even-numbered panels were purchased by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the odd-numbered panels were purchased by the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. This fall all 60 panels will be reunited at the Phillips Collection beginning October 8 – visit http://www.phillipscollection.org and click on upcoming exhibitions.
By Isabel Wilkerson
September 2016 Issue