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Jacob Lawrence: Aesop's Fables

This exhibition features 23 original drawings that Lawrence created for the 1970 Simon and Schuster publication of Aesop's Fables, a collection of morality tales of the late 7th and early 6th century BCE ascribed to the Greek storyteller Aesop. Lawrence was particularly intrigued by the ancient Greek storyteller’s narrative and by the challenge of casting animals, birds, and insects as his main characters. Each drawing is accompanied by the fable and the moral lesson that the story illustrates. 

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