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Friday, 14 November 2014 09:56

Phillips Collection Aims to Launch Crowd-Funded Website Devoted to Jacob Lawrence

A panel from Jacob Lawrence's 'The Migration Series.' A panel from Jacob Lawrence's 'The Migration Series.' Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection wants to share its vast collection of scholarship, photographs and interviews with preeminent African-American artist Jacob Lawrence by creating a special website devoted to his life and work. But it needs the public to chip in to pay for it.

Phillips’ officials have raised $80,000 of the $125,000 required for what they are calling a “robust microsite” featuring images of all 60 panels of Lawrence’s masterwork, “The Migration Series,” as well as unpublished interviews conducted by Phillips curators in 1992 and 2000, just before his death.

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