Friday, January 30, 2009

Jacob Lawrence – The Migration Series

blog sponsor:

The Pittsburgh Galleries blog is a volunteer effort from Rick Byerly to promote Pittsburgh art events which feature artists from the area. The website effort is an up-to-date directory with Pittsburgh area art venues. Thanks go to Sirani Gallery of 5875 Forbes Ave in Squirrel Hill for being a sponsor and David L. Edwards Art and Anonymous for their donations to this effort. Donation and sponsor info can be found here. Rick Byerly, Uniquetake Photography

For Immediate Release

Contact: Westmoreland Museum of American Art 221 North Main Street Greensburg, PA 15601 724/837-1500

Brown Bag Lecture: Jacob Lawrence – The Migration Series(Greensburg, PA) - Brown Bag Lecture: Jacob Lawrence – The Migration Series will take place on Wednesday February 18, 2009 at Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221North Main Street in Greensburg, PA. The event starts at 12:00pm and is free and open to the public.About Brown Bag Lecture: Jacob Lawrence – The Migration SeriesAfrican American painter Jacob Lawrence became nationally known for his sixty works entitled Migration of the Negro. Completed in 1941, the series chronicles the shift of African-American populations from a poor and repressive rural South to a prosperous but unwelcoming urban North between the two world wars. Please join art historian Josie Piller who will discuss the impact of this seminal work on the artist and the viewing public. The former Director of the University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, Ms. Piller has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland and Saint Vincent College in addition to her current work as Curator of the Friends of Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Haiti. About The Westmoreland Museum of American Art The Westmoreland Museum of American Art was “established as the Woods Marchand Foundation in 1949 at the bequest of Mary Marchand Woods, a resident of Greensburg interested in the arts but without a personal collection. This visionary founder bequeathed her entire estate in order for the Museum facility to be built in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, where it was positioned to serve the people of rural Westmoreland County as well as the city of Pittsburgh. In 1959, the Museum opened its doors to the public and its focus became the collection and exhibition of American and southwestern Pennsylvania art.” For further information about The Westmoreland Museum of American Art visit


Like what's posted on this blog and the website ? This is a volunteer effort so donations of any size are welcome which can be made via paypal here . Also at that link anyone interested in purchasing banner space, which includes placement on this blog and the website, can sign up there. Thanks! Rick Byerly

check out

blog sponsored by:

administered by:

pittsburgh galleries is a project from
pittsburgh photographer
rick byerly,

1 2 3 4 5 6