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Artists on Artworks—Dread Scott on Jacob Lawrence


Dread Scott, artist
Sylvia Yount, Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge, The American Wing, The Met

Join interdisciplinary artist Dread Scott for a discussion about his creative practice, including his recent community-based performance Slave Rebellion Reenactment (2019), which tangibly addressed the legacy of enslaved people's struggle to liberate themselves and the resonance of this struggle for freedom in contemporary Louisiana and beyond. Also hear Scott's reflections on the work of iconic American modernist Jacob Lawrence and his series "Struggle: From the History of the American People" (1954–56), a powerful visual reckoning with America's past that remains profoundly resonant today. Please note: This event is prerecorded.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle.

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Captioning is made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust.

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