Djata Doumbouya on Deana Lawson’s Nation
Lawson’s monumental photograph takes a shot at American history.
Jul 9, 2021
In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, guest specialist Djata Doumbouya takes a close look at Deana Lawson’s Nation and finds a connection to the people and the space within the frame, and to the artist’s view of American history.
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