Josie Lopez, PhD • Jacob Lawrence, General Toussaint L’Ouverture (detail) from Toussaint L’Ouverture series, 1986, screenprint, Collection of Harriet & Harmon Kelley.

ONLINE TALK: Jacob Lawrence & The Haitian Revolution

Thursday, August 26, 2021 6pm – 7pm

ONLINE • FREE • REGISTER

Join Albuquerque Museum Curator of Art Josie Lopez, PhD for a talk on Toussaint L’Ouverture, a series of work by the artist Jacob Lawrence (b. 1917 Atlantic City, d. 2000 Seattle). The series chronicles Toussaint’s exploits in commanding the slave revolt that led to Haiti’s emancipation from European rule in 1804, thereby establishing the first Black republic in the Western Hemisphere. It is the first extended series in which Lawrence tackled heroic stories and themes through a striking style of elemental forms and expressive colors. Lopez, former Visiting Curator at 516 ARTS, holds a BA in History and MA in Teaching from Brown University, and MA in Art History from UNM, and a PhD from UC Berkeley.