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25th Anniversary Celebration
WhenSaturday, Feb. 16, 2019, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomJacob Lawrence Gallery
Event typesSpecial Events
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Tickets: $15 general / $5 UW students


Join us for a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Jacob Lawrence Gallery’s dedication to Jacob Lawrence! The evening's theme is Playfulness as Resistance and will include DJ sets by SassyBlack and Felisha Ledesma, a ball pit by Colleen Louise Barry, temporary tattoos by Claire Cowie, the launch of MONDAY (Vol. 3), cocktails created by Timothy Rysdyke, and much more!

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery was named in honor of renowned artist Jacob Lawrence. In 1970, after establishing an international reputation as one of the 20th century's most acclaimed visual storytellers of Black American experience, Jacob Lawrence was invited to become a professor at the University of Washington. Along with his expertise in painting and printmaking, Lawrence brought a critical perspective that never shied away from political and social issues. As a professor he inspired the same in his students.

The Gallery was named for Lawrence in 1994 and is celebrating this event 25 years to the day after that dedication. The Gallery is the living legacy of Lawrence's exemplary life and admirable practice.

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