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Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA
January 18 - April 26, 2020
Recurring daily
Price: $12-$20
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The Peabody Essex Museum debuts Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, the first museum exhibition to feature the celebrated series of paintings, Struggle: From the History of the American People (1954–56), by Jacob Lawrence. Painted during the civil rights era by one of the best-known black American artists of the 20th century, the series of 30 intimate panels depict pivotal moments in early American history with an emphasis on the contributions that black people, Native Americans, and women made in shaping our nation's founding and identity. The exhibition, organized by PEM and touring nationally through 2021, tackles a question central to Lawrence’s work: “What is the cost of democracy for all?“

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle