Washington museums to show history of black art

Two museums in Washington are set to unveil displays of the works of the founding fathers of black art, museum officials said.

Washington museums to show history of black art

The Washington Post said the artistic works of Jacob Lawrence and Aaron Douglas, both credited with heralding the black art movement, would be shown at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Phillips Collection.

The Smithsonian retrospective on the works of Douglas is on loan from the University of Kansas' Spencer Museum of Art and features a comprehensive view of the artist's cultural works.

Meanwhile, the Phillips has assembled 60 panels created by Lawrence from its personal collection and that of the Museum of Modern Art for its new showing.

The Post said between Lawrence's famed "Migration" series of paintings and the artistic and occasionally works created by Douglas, visitors to the new displays will garner a better understanding of the history of African American art.

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