Thursday, April 23, 2015

'Promised Land: The Art of Jacob Lawrence' at the Cantor

The Cantor has brought together for the first time the complete series of “The Legend of John Brown.” Twenty-two silkscreen panels illuminate the legend of the white abolitionist, a fanatic who believed that he was chosen by God to end slavery. While Brown’s rebellion didn’t in itself end slavery in the United States, it was one of the catalysts that did – the power of this act told in austere, somber panels.

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