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Upcoming exhibitions

Jacob Lawrence: Struggle... From the History of the American People

Jacob Lawrence: Struggle...
From the History of the American People

Tentative Opening Date: September 2 - June 6, 2016

Organized by Elizabeth Turner

Throughout a career spanning six decades, the artist Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) maintained an unwavering focus on the human condition and created work that gave pointed and consistent expression to the black experience in America. Lawrence first came to prominence in the Harlem workshops of the 1930s and was among the first African Americans to break the color line in the highly segregated world of modern art. Celebrated for his highly original use of flat tempera color patterns in a style termed “dynamic cubism,” and for his vivid storytelling, Lawrence’s paintings made visible the struggles for economic, political, and racial equality.
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Jacob Lawrence, In all your intercourse with the natives, treat them in the most friendly and conciliatory manner which their own conduct will admit . . .—Jefferson to Lewis & Clark, 1803, (#18), 1956, Egg tempera on hardboard, 20 x 24 in., Collection of Harvey and Harvey-Ann Ross,
© 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Anastasi- What Is A Line?

Cavaliers Collect
August 28 - December 20, 2015

Curated by Bruce Boucher, Director

A celebration of The Fralin’s 80th anniversary in 2015, Cavaliers Collect will consist of loans from U.Va. alumni with distinguished art collections as well as works that reflect the broad range of The Fralin’s own collections. Featuring a variety of genres from Asian to contemporary art, we hope the exhibition will capture the artistic interests of U.Va. alumni, faculty, parents, and friends of the Museum.
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Robert Henri, American, 1865-1929, Johnnie Patton, c. 1924, Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (59.69 x 49.53 cm), Courtesy of Cynthia K. Fralin and W. Heywood Fralin, Sr.