This sweeping painting elongates the limbs of its subjects' raised fists, so they appear mountainous, triangular, and dynamic. The bottom and middle of the frame is crowded with individuals of this form, creating the sensation that a group is on the verge of riot. In the top left, a man in black garb leans forward, stretching his body across the top of the piece, pointing his finger. Deep, dark colors, including shades of brown, black, red, green, and one sharp flash of blue, dominate this piece.

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle questions the stories we’ve been told by amplifying narratives that have been systematically overlooked from America’s history. This exhibition reunites Lawrence’s revolutionary 30-panel series Struggle: From the History of the American People (1954–56) for the first time since 1958.