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

The New-York Historical Society opened its newest exhibition on April 1 titled: “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books.” The exhibition highlights children’s picture books that demonstrate the bridge between art and storytelling and champions aspects of the Civil Rights Movement that have been celebrated and forgotten. The exhibit will be on display until July 24 on the second floor, Luman Reed Galleries.

“Picture the Dream” covers key moments of the Civil Rights Movement such as Brown v. Board of Education, the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, and Black Lives Matter. The artwork on display connects the past and present and emphasizes the role of historical movements and leaders. The exhibition is curated by Andrea Davis Pinkney and 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.

For additional information on the exhibition, click here. Visitors must abide by the New-York Historical Society’s rules and regulations. Timed entry tickets are required to view the exhibition. To purchase tickets, click here.

The New-York Historical Society offers on-site and online visitors a vast collection of art, objects, artifacts, and documents and ongoing collecting programs that offer a broad grasp of history’s importance and central role in explaining the present.