Toledo Museum of Art
Levis Gallery 29A
2445 Monroe Street
June 3, 2023 - September 3, 2023 | During Regular Museum Hours
Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club will explore the connection between African American artist Jacob Lawrence and his contemporaries based in the Global South through the Nigerian publication Black Orpheus. The exhibition features over 110 objects, including Lawrence’s little-known 1964–65 Nigeria series, works by the artists featured in Black Orpheus, archival images, videos and letters.
Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and The Mbari Club is co-organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art, and curated by Kimberli Gant, PhD, former McKinnon curator of modern & contemporary art at The Chrysler Museum of Art and Ndubuisi Ezeluomba, PhD, former Françoise Billion Richardson curator of african art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. This exhibition was made possible in part by major funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Getty Foundation Paper Project, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.