The Works Art Galleries offer a variety of art opportunities designed to stimulate creative engagement in the arts for learners of all ages, and strengthen the cultural fabric of our community. Gallery exhibits change frequently and admission to is free to most gallery exhibitions. Contact the museum's Art Coordinator for purchase inquiries and additional information.
Main Art Gallery Current Exhibit: "They Still Draw Pictures: Children's Art in Wartime from the Spanish Civil War to Kosovo"
On Display: April 26 - July 13
Opening Reception: April 26, 6-8:00 p.m. - Free & Open to the Public
Exhibit Overview: An interactive exhibit that asks, "What does war look like to you?" The Works is proud to host, for the first time ever on display in Ohio, the traveling exhibit "They Still Draw Pictures". This exhibition is a collection and commentary on children's cart produced in wartime, with a particular focus on the Spanish Civil War. Deceptively transparent, these drawings speak with poignant immediacy of war's consequences for its youngest victims, while also highlighting the unofficial involvement of the Ohio-based Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the conflict.
During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), 2,800 Americans - including more than 100 Ohioans - joined the International Brigades in Spain to combat fascism. The Americans came to be known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and nearly a third of their number were killed in action. Today, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archive (ALBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and public awareness of those volunteers.
A moving example of blending history and art, "They Still Draw Pictures" takes the audience on a historic journey of personal struggle, the fight for democracy, and methods of coping. View/download the official Art Card for this exhibit.
"They Still Draw Pictures" is curated by Anthony L. Geist and Peter N. Carroll for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. The original Spanish Civil War materials are owned by the Aver Library of Columbia University and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.
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The Works Central Art Gallery is housed on 2nd Street in downtown Newark. This gallery space hosts a variety of artists working in various media. The gallery is accessible from street or garage parking available on 2nd Street. Visitors to The Works museum can access the gallery by walking across the LeFevre Courtyard that connects the two buildings. The Central Gallery is closed on Sundays.