“Picture the Dream at the High Museum of Art with Author Andrea Davis Pinkney”

Banner Image Credit: Bryan Collier (American, born 1967)“And tomorrow YOUR NATION . . . will be what you want it to be.” from Hey Black Child, 2017,
Written by Useni Eugene Perkins, Watercolor and collage on Arches watercolor paper, Collection of the artist

We are very excited to offer a special virtual event to Brenau friends and family thanks to our Academic Affiliate partnership with the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.  “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books”, currently on display at the museum through November 8th, is a one-of-a-kind exhibition exploring the events, people, and themes of the Civil Rights Movement through children’s picture books.  

This free virtual event, open to our Brenau community, will feature the award-winning children’s book author and High Museum guest curator Andrea Davis Pinkney.  Pinkney has four books included in the exhibition, including “Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation” and “Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters”. 

The exhibition consists of three sections dealing with: conditions leading up to the Civil Rights Movement; key voices and events of the movement; and questions about equality in our current time.  The exhibition focuses on children’s books as the medium to demonstrate that difficult conversations can be had with children and children-at-heart surrounding race, injustice, and equality to inspire change.

“As you witness the power conveyed through the art of picture books, you’ll be brought to a place of revelation. Here, we stand on firm ground. Here, we can rejoice in the legacy of social justice, a heritage built by the everyday heroes who came before and by the steadfast individuals who continue to carry equality’s message. Here is a dream worth following.” —Andrea Davis Pinkney

Click HERE to register.