Art&: Jacob Lawrence and the Afro (Hispanic) Caribbean

… for a conversation between Dr. Vanessa Valdés (Macaulay Honors College at CUNY) and Dr. Nicolás Ramos Flores (Colby College) as they discuss their recent scholarship to situate Jacob Lawrence’s The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture in the Afro (Hispanic) Caribbean context. How does Lawrence’s print series engage with notions of solidarity, the enduring …

Art Break: To Preserve Their Freedom by Jacob Lawrence

Join us to spend 30 minutes with a work of art on view in the Colby Museum galleries. This week, we’ll focus on the work To Preserve their Freedom, from the exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture.
Talking as a group about works of art can offer us new ways to …

S.L.I.C.E: Powerful Stories Told Through Art

… interactive virtual workshop, students will view 15 silkscreen prints based on the life of Toussaint Louverture, the 18th Century Haitian revolutionary general. This series created by artist Jacob Lawrence chronicles important and powerful stories of little-known histories within the larger context of racial justice themes. Students will receive art materials to create their own …

Educator Art Chat

… we’ll share a new set of looking activities, games, or other innovative approaches to encountering art.
This month we will be looking at the current exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture and artist Jacob Lawrence.

Educators of all subjects and disciplines are welcome. These sessions are highly interactive and participatory. Please …

Banner Image: Sanford Robinson Gifford, A Twilight in the Adirondacks, 1864, Oil on canvas, 10 1/2 in. x 18 1/2 in., The Lunder Collection, 2013.130
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