Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series


9 ¾ inches x 12 ¼ inches, Book

192 pages



Polymode designed this exhibition catalog for a 2014–2016 presentation of Jacob Lawrence’s iconic Migration Series. The Series is jointly owned by MoMA and The Phillips Collection and was the first time that the series was reunited since 1994. Curated by Leah Dickerman and Elsa Smithgall, the book also features a collection of original poems curated by Elizabeth Alexander. Poets featured include: Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Spears Jones, Yusef Komunyakaa, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams, and Kevin Young. Our visual identity for the catalogue was also used by MoMa’s in house design to generate the visual identity for the exhibition, and online exhibition website.