Black History Month Luncheon and Unveiling of "Clown" by New Jersey Artist Jacob Lawrence
Today I hosted a luncheon at Drumthwacket to celebrate Black History Month and unveil an awesome painting by New Jersey artist, Jacob Lawrence. Jacob was actually born right in Princeton. His painting, "Clown", brings a whole new light and style to the walls of Drumthwacket. I have to give a big "thank you" to Mary Sue Price and our friends at the Newark Museum, who gave us this painting on loan for the next year. I plan on adding a few new pieces to the artwork collection at Drumthwacket in my time as First Lady. If you have a chance to come by for a tour, be sure to take a look at our latest edition! We had a great lunch celebrating Black History Month. I told a story about Paul Robeson, who was a famous African American actor, singer, athlete, lawyer, and social activist who was actually invited to stay at Drumthwacket in the 1940s by the then owners, the Spinel Family. A picture of Mr. Robeson is displayed in the Music Room. Thank you to everyone who came today to celebrate a very important month and a great addition to the Drumthwacket art collection.