The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Drawings by Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman

Date/Time

Jun 30, 2018 to Sep 9, 2018
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Description

Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman were observers of an event in American history that began with the arrest of Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. As a result, the African American community was galvanized to action and the Montgomery Improvement Association was founded with the 26-year-old Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as president. The Association filed suit in federal court on behalf of those discriminated against by the bus service. This exhibition features Dinnerstein’s and Silverman’s drawings from the Museum’s collection. From expressive portraits to impassioned courtroom drama, the artists captured the spectrum of actions and emotions that marked the boycott as a turning point in the struggle for civil rights.

This exhibition of approximately 30 drawings is organized by and drawn from the collection of the Delaware Art Museum.Support provided by the Edgar A. Thronson Foundation Illustration Exhibition Fund.Image: Boycotter, Montgomery, 1956. Harvey Dinnerstein (born 1928). Graphite on paper, composition: 9 × 12 1/16 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the Robert Lehman Foundation Inc., 1994. © Harvey Dinnerstein.

Cost

Free with museum admission.

Location

View map Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE

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