Though the hype never reached Rockwellian proportions, the retrospective of African-American artist Jacob Lawrence's colorful, socially conscious work, OVER THE LINE: THE ART AND LIFE OF JACOB LAWRENCE,
was a stunning tribute to an esteemed artist, and the quotidian beauty and hardships of the African-American life he depicted.
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