Freedom's Journal

The Art of Jerry Pinkney
February 16th - May 12th, 2019
Master watercolorist and renowned illustrator, Jerry Pinkney is celebrated worldwide. Woodmere’s exhibition Freedom’s Journal: The Art of Jerry Pinkney, focusing on the subject of civil rights and the pursuit of freedom, includes over 100 of the artist’s illustrations. A robust schedule of lectures and events, many of them with participation by the artist himself, will take place through the run of the exhibition.
 
Now on view at Woodmere are: Pinkney’s watercolors for a book he considers to be among his most important accomplishments, The Old African (2005); illustrations for Charles L. Blockson’s groundbreaking article, “Escape from Slavery: The Underground Railroad,” which appeared in the July 1984 issue of National Geographic; as well as illustrations for Minty: The Story of the Young Harriet Tubman (1996), which are shown alongside those for I Want to Be (1993), the story of a young girl’s dreams of unbounded opportunity. Videos of special interviews and original music performances by local jazz musicians accompany Pinkney’s works in the exhibition.
 
Woodmere Art Museum