This exhibit was opened on Friday, April 26, 2013
They Still Draw Pictures presents and comments on children’s drawings produced in wartime with a particular focus on the Spanish Civil War. Born of the trauma of exile and separation, the 72 drawings are invaluable historical documents, illustrating the effects of war on its youngest victims, while simultaneously standing testimony to the human spirit in the face of adversity.
This exhibit is based on book, They Still Draw Pictures: Children’s Art in Wartime from the Spanish Civil War to Kosovo (University of Illinois Press, 2002), and was curated by Anthony L. Geist and Peter N. Carroll. The original Spanish Civil War materials are owned by the Avery Library of Columbia University and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.