Faculty Panel: Jacob Lawrence and the Harlem Renaissance

This is an Archive of a Past Event

Stanford faculty members discuss selected works from the exhibition, illuminating the social and political contexts for Jacob Lawrence’s iconography and exploring the artist’s significance to American art. The panelists are: Michele Elam, Professor of English and Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Department of English; and James T. Campbell, Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History, Department of History.

IMAGE: Jacob Lawrence (U.S.A., 1917–2000), Builders No. 3, 1973. Gouache, tempera and graphite on paper. Gift of Dr. Herbert J. Kayden and Family in memory of Dr. Gabrielle H. Reem, 2013.103 © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York