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Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books at New-York Historical Society Museum

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books

  • Apr. 01, 2022 through Jul. 24, 2022, Wednesday-Thursday, 11am-5pm; Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • New-York Historical Society Museum
  • 170 Central Park West, New York
  • All Ages
  • $22; $17 Seniors, Educators, Active Military; $13 Students; $6 Kids (5–13 years old); free for children younger than 5; Admission is pay-as-you-wish from 6–8 pm on Fridays.
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Organized by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the High Museum of Art, Picture the Dream is the first exhibition to delve into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement through children's picture books. This exhibition showcases picture books- one of the most compelling forms of visual expression- as an effective bridge between art and storytelling, championing aspects of the movement that are both celebrated and forgotten. From Brown v. Board of Education and the Montgomery bus boycott to the March on Washington and Black Lives Matter, the picture books on display connect the past and present, emphasizing how historical moments and leaders continue to inspire the struggle for equal rights. The exhibition is guest curated by award-winning children's book author Andrea Davis Pinkney. Coordinated at New-York Historical by Alice Stevenson, vice president and director of the DiMenna Children's History Museum, and Alexandra Krueger, manager of museum affairs

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