The first book to feature Jacob Lawrence's Nigeria series, this richly illustrated volume also highlights Africa's place as a global center of modernist art and cultureThis revelatory book shines a light on the understudied but important influence of African Modernism on the work of Black American artist Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). In 1965, a New York gallery displayed Lawrence's Nigeria series: eight tempera paintings of Lagos and Ibadan marketplaces that were the culmination of an eight-month stay in Nigeria. Lawrence's residency put him in touch with the Mbari Artists and Writers Club, an international consortium of artists and writers in post-independence Nigeria that published the arts journal Black Orpheus.
(October 7, 2022 - January 8, 2023)
(February 10 - May 7, 2023)
Toledo Museum of Art
(June 3 - September 3, 2023)
Kimberli Gant is curator of modern and contemporary art at the Brooklyn Museum. She is formerly McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia.
Ndubuisi Ezeluomba is the Françoise Billon Richardson Curator of African Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
- Publisher: Yale University Press (November 15, 2022)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 228 pages
- ISBN-10: 0300263171
- ISBN-13: 9780300263176
- Item Weight: 3.27 pounds
- Dimensions: 9.28 x 0.91 x 12.28 inches