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Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Special Exhibition

Included with general admission / Free for members

Abstract painting of three boats on blue water, filled with figures holding spears

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Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

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Watch & Listen

PANEL DISCUSSION: Reading Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle Series

CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLECTORS: Harvey Ross

ARTIST TALK: Bethany Collins

Reflections on the Struggle

Digital Guide + Audio Tour

Listen to the audio stops for works featured in the exhibitions on SoundCloud

Or download the free Bloomberg Connects App to access the audio guide, artwork information, and more—at home or in the galleries

Exhibition Catalogue

Visit the Museum Shop to get your copy of the Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle exhibition catalogue.


Exhibition Support

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.

The exhibition is co-curated by Elizabeth Hutton Turner, former Senior Curator of The Phillips Collection, currently University Professor, Modern and American Art, University of Virginia, and Austen Barron Bailly, formerly PEM’s Curator of American Art and now Chief Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, with support from Lydia Gordon, PEM’s Associate Curator. 

Senior Curator Elsa Smithgall is The Phillips Collection’s coordinating curator for this exhibition.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Presented with support from Accenture

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Additional support provided by Harvey Ross

Made possible by The Phillips Collection’s Exhibitions Endowment Fund, which is generously supported by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Michelle and Glenn Engelmann, Robert and Debra Drumheller, and The Marion F. Goldin Charitable Fund.