The annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence lecture featured distinguished curator Dr. Edmund Barry Gaither held last Thursday at the Jebson Museum.
Gaither spoke on the topic of visual artists and the great migration. His lecture has two parts: the first third focuses on Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series which is the most famous visual presentation on the topic.
Dr. Gaither has been Director and Curator of the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA) and special consultant at the Museum of fine Arts in Boston. Dr. Gaither has lectured and published extensively. He has served as curator for eight exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts. For the NCAAA, Dr. Gaither developed the Museum from a concept to an institution with collections exceeding three thousand objects and a thirty-two year history of exhibitions celebrating the visual arts heritage of black people worldwide.