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STATE OF THE ARTS: Toussaint L’Ouverture

The exhibition Jacob Lawrence’s “Toussaint L’Ouverture” Series: The Haitian Revolution is currently on view at The El Paso Museum of Art. In 1937 Jacob Lawrence began a group of tempera panels about the Haitian Revolution in which he tells the story of Haiti’s struggle for independence from France through the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a slave turned revolutionary leader.

This series is also where he developed his signature approach of using jagged forms fleshed out with bold patches of color. Here to tell us more about this artist and what’s happening at the El Paso Museum of Art is Curator Kate Green.

Originally Broadcast on December 1, 2018

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