Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series: Selections from the Phillips Collection (Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., up through Jan. 6). A rare opportunity for New Yorkers to see seventeen of the thirty Phillips-owned panels from Lawrence’s unforgettable sequence of paintings about the Great Migration of rural southern blacks to the big cities of the north. (The other half of the sequence is owned by MoMA.) The Phillips usually only shows a handful of Lawrence panels at any given time, but all thirty will be on display starting May 3. A word to the wise: visit the Whitney now, then go to Washington this summer (TT).