Museum of Modern Art presents Jacob Lawrence: Migration Series “One-Way Ticket” which includes his numerous paintings which represent the Great Migration time in America. His paintings describe how and why people; especially black people moved to North America from South America. And short descriptions are written under the paintings to explain that situations. All paintings are small like the letter size. Therefore, the audience can feel like they are reading a fairy tale book. In this reason, people actually moved step by step by fallowing the walls for reading the sentences and watching the paintings.
I think this exhibition has great compositions for story telling. The other section presents the blues. In the dark hallway, Blues musics play and people stay there to listen. I believe music is one of the most touched genre to present people’s emotions, particular time and culture everything. The blues music intimated with people at that time therefore he painting series, short stories and the blues; all these compositions show a perfect story telling.