Saturday, July 7, 2018

Civil Rights Protest Drawings on Exhibit

In 1956 Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman traveled to Alabama to cover the bus boycotts that were sparked by the protest of Rosa Parks. 

Mrs. Rosa Parks by Harvey Dinnerstein
"New York artists Dinnerstein and Silverman spent several days drawing Montgomery’s African American citizens walking and carpooling, listening to speeches by community leaders and civil rights activists, and participating in the trial that challenged the segregation of public transportation. This exhibition features their drawings, ranging from expressive portraits to impassioned courtroom drama, and capture the spectrum of actions and emotions that marked the boycott as a turning point in the struggle for civil rights."
Their sketches are now on view at the Delaware Art Museum through September 9.
"The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Drawings by Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman" at the Delaware Art Museum.
• Previously on GJ: Sketching the 1956 Protests in Montgomery, Alabama
• Take part in the challenge "Paint a Parking Lot"

1 comment:

Susan Krzywicki said...

This I would like to see. Dp you know if it will travel after the Delaware stint?