Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Aura of the Cause

The Aura of the Cause: A Photo Album for North American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War was curated by Cary Nelson and first opened in Toronto in 1997.

This exhibit provides the most detailed photographic record to date of the experiences of North American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. The photographs depict scenes of daily life in the International Brigades, ranging from behind the lines images of Spanish civilians to group shots of soldiers, medical personnel, and men in battle.

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Facing Fascism

Facing Fascism

Facing Fascism: New York and the Spanish Civil War, examined the city as a locus of political discourse and engagement during a critical period in world history.

Through historic photographs, original documents, works of art, video presentations, and artifacts, the exhibition tells the story of how New Yorkers from across the political spectrum responded to the crisis in Spain. Major funding for the exhibition provided by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd., and the Instituto Cervantes.

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Scenes of Bravery and Determination: Walter Rosenblum's Homage to the Spanish Republicans

Scenes of Bravery and Determination: Walter Rosenblum's Homage to the Spanish Republicans

In the fall of 1946, the New York photographer Walter Rosenblum--a student and friend of Paul Strand and Lewis Hine--traveled to Toulouse, France, to record the relief work undertaken by the Unitarian Service Committee for the thousands of Spanish refugees living there since the end of the Civil War, seven years earlier. He came back with a series of haunting portraits, 25 of which will be part of an exhibit at the King Juan Carlos Center.

"I had expected to find dejected and tired people," Rosenblum later wrote, "but instead
discovered bravery and determination."
 
Exhibit sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, the King Juan Carlos Center, and the Tamiment Library. With special thanks to the Rosenblum family.

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