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History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston presents History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence January 28th – April 30th. This exhibition is a comprehensive overview of influential American artist Jacob Lawrence’s (1917–2000) printmaking work produced from 1963 until his passing in 2000. The exhibition includes more than 90 works exploring three major themes that occupied Lawrence’s graphic works. Primarily concerned with the narration of African-American experiences and histories, Lawrence’s acute observations of community life, work, struggle and emancipation during his lifetime were rendered alongside vividly imagined chronicles of the past.