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“Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club”

February 10, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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A new exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art, “Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club” explores the connection between African American artist Jacob Lawrence and his contemporaries based in West Africa through the Nigerian publication “Black Orpheus.” The exhibition features over 125 objects, including Lawrence’s little-known 1964–65 Nigeria series, works by the artists featured in “Black Orpheus,” archival images, videos, and letters. The exhibit is on view from February 10 to May 7, 2023.

Header photo credit: Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000), Market Scene, 1966. Gouache on paper. Chrysler Museum of Art, Museum purchase, 2018.22. © 2022 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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New Orleans Museum of Art

Enjoy 5,000 years of art in one day at the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans' oldest fine arts institution, home to more than 40,000 works and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.