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Jacob Lawrence, Sanford Biggers opening tonight at Anderson Gallery

VCU’s Anderson Gallery has work by Jacob Lawrence and Sanford Biggers opening tonight:

Jacob Lawrence: The Harriet Tubman Series
May 23-August 4, 2013 | Opening Thursday, May 23, 5-7 pm
In the 31 panels making up the Harriet Tubman series, Lawrence masterfully combined image and text to recount the life of this heroic American abolitionist, who helped more than 300 slaves reach freedom by way of the Underground Railroad. Read more

Sanford Biggers: Codex
May 23- August 4, 2013 | Opening Thursday, May 23, 5-7 pm
Sanford Biggers has achieved international prominence over the last decade with a diverse body of work that explores themes of identity, race, African-American history, and spirituality, often by blending installation and performance. In Codex, his most recently completed project, Biggers continues to probe these themes through another stylistic departure: painting on historical quilts, many of which were gifts to the artist from descendants of slave owners. Read more

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