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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

Venue Information

  • April 27–December 30, 2017
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • South Gallery, Second Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building

This exhibition showcases the Library’s extensive collections of original art by talented artists hired by both newspapers and television to capture the personal dynamics of legal trials. Skilled at quickly conveying both individual likenesses and the atmosphere of the courtroom, these artists create drawings that provide insight into the drama and impact of events in American law during the past fifty years.

Background image: Detail of [Harrisburg Seven trial - overall court scene]

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