The Toledo Museum of Art is home to one of Jacob Lawrence's works – the Barber Shop.
Lawrence is known most for four distinct sets of images – The Migration Series, the War Series, a series depicting abolitionists, and over three dozen images of revolutionary Toussaint L'Ouverture.
The Barber Shop, 1946 - Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917-200), Barbershop, gouache
on paper, 1946. Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward
Drummond Libbey, 1975.15
Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series, Panel no. 1: During World War I there
was a great migration north by southern African Americans.
© 2013 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
To learn more about his life and accomplishments, as well as the Harlem Renaissance, check out these links.
Jacob Lawrence, 1917-2000, War Series: Shipping Out, 1947. War Series.
© Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
As a Curator and Director of the Firelands Museum, and Director of the Lourdes History internship program, Professor Bilger (pictured at right with Keyonna Gregory) understands the importance of learning outside the classroom. "Through the HST 299 course and internships, students have the opportunity to try 'hands-on' applications of careers in the history and arts fields. This exposure is so beneficial to them in choosing their career as well as assisting them in getting their first job in the field."
To learn more about her role at Ohio's oldest museum, Firelands Museum visit Fireland Museum online.