Today's Date: April 22, 2024
Earth Day Commitment: YOFC Advances Global Sustainability through Proactive ESG Integration   •   Ivanti Earns ISO 14001 Certification and Launches Global Tree-Planting Initiative for Earth Day, Fostering Environmental Steward   •   Donor Dash Brings Wyomingites Together to Celebrate the Gift of Life   •   The Government of Mongolia and The Nature Conservancy Secure ‘Eternal Mongolia’, a Pathway to Achieve the Nation&rsq   •   T2EARTH Launches Official YouTube Channel – T2EARTH Talks   •   Don't Leave Them Behind: Educate Today's Generation to Save Their Lives and Planet Earth   •   University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies Releases White Paper on How Organizations Can Improve Workplace Wellness Throu   •   New Business Opportunities in the Silver Economy-Many overseas companies participate in China's largest senior care show   •   Solar Coming to a Target Near You: Jackery is Bringing Portable Solar Energy to 500 Target Stores Nationwide in Time for Earth D   •   BXP Releases 2023 Sustainability & Impact Report   •   Earth Day 2024: Zoomlion Leads Green Transformation in Global Construction Machinery Industry   •   The LYCRA Company Invites the Apparel Industry to View “FashionFarmers,” an Innovative Media Campaign Launching on E   •   COP28 President receives inaugural 'Global Energy Transition Impact Award' from World Energy Council   •   Asia Green Fund Publishes the <2023 Green Impact Report>   •   Data4Industry-X Bridging Industrial Data Ecosystems by Interfacing with OPC UA Protocol and using Eclipse Dataspace Components f   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on Ridván   •   Southeast Seattle Schools Collaborative Fundraiser seeks community support to raise funds   •   Shincheonji Church of Jesus Hosts 1st Continental Bible Seminar in the Philippines   •   TCL Proactively Unites Global Partners for Greatness at 2024 Global Partners Conference   •   After Two-Year Composting Experiment: PUMA Makes RE:SUEDE 2.0 Sneaker Available for Sale
Bookmark and Share

NJ 1st Lady Spotlights Black Artist

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

First Lady Mary Pat Christie unveils a Jacob Lawrence painting with Newark

Museum and Drumthwacket Foundation members during Black

History Month celebration at the Governor’s Mansion in Princeton.

 

TRENTON, NJ - – First Lady Mary Pat Christie unveiled the New Jersey born artist Jacob Lawrence’s famous “Clown” painting during a ceremony at Drumthwacket celebrating Black History Month.  The artwork, which is on loan from the Newark Museum, will be exhibited at the Governor’s Mansion for one year.

 

 “I’m so proud to be able to showcase the cultural and creative diversity of New Jersey through the talents of homegrown artists like the renowned Jacob Lawrence,” said Mrs. Christie.  My thanks to the Newark Museum for enabling us to share this remarkable piece of art and our Jersey Pride with all those who visit Drumthwacket.

 

Born in Atlantic City, Jacob Lawrence settled in Harlem where he studied art as a teenager. His instructor, the painter Charles Alston, recognized Lawrence’s talents early on and as a result Lawrence was able to further work with his mentor in the government supported Works Progress Administration (WPA), which employed artists to create public works. It was there where he developed a unique method of detailing the African American experience in a multi-panel series format and portraying images from his community. 

 

“Clown,” which he painted in 1963, is part of the series of colorful prints he began producing in the early 60’s. This particular painting is based on Lawrence’s childhood memories of performers from Harlem theaters such as the legendary Apollo and is a brightly colored tempera on masonite panel that depicts a vaudeville clown.

 

Lawrence created many other paintings during his lifetime including Harriet Tubman (1939–40) and Migration (1941). He also designed a mosaic mural that was installed in New York’s subway system in 2001.

 

The Drumthwacket Foundation has an active art loan program in partnership with many New Jersey museums. The program provides the opportunity to feature the works of New Jersey artists and New Jersey themed works of art to the public at the Governor’s Mansion.

 



STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News