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Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustration

October 24–December 16, 2018

Mitchell Gallery Hilary Knight Beauty Beast Cover 454x304
Hilary Knight (b. 1926), Cover, watercolor on board, from “Beauty and the Beast” by Marie Leprince de Beaumont, translated by Richard Howard, 1963.

Illustrations that Bring Your Favorite Children’s Books to Life—over 140 original works from more than 75 books. Explore the history of children’s books from the turn-of-the-century pen-and-ink Mother Goose art of Sarah Noble Ives, to the most popular works of today including the digital creations of Mo Willems. This exhibition features the original art of Dr. Seuss, Richard Scarry, Rosemary Wells, Hilary Knight, Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are and Garth Williams’ Stuart Little. Revisit classic illustrations of fondly remembered characters including Dick and Jane, Eloise, Madeline, The Cat in the Hat, and Babar.

The exhibition was curated and organized by Lee Cohen and Lois Sarkisian, co-founders of Every Picture Tells A Story, in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

This exhibition is generously supported by Annapolis Subaru with additional support provided by Deborah B. Coons.


Schedule of Events

October 26 Members Preview Reception. Be the first to preview the exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d’oeuvres reception from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only. Call 410-295-5551 or become a member here.

December 6 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book 
Club for a docent tour followed by a discussion of Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mitchell Gallery Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556.

December 16 Sunday Afternoon Lecture. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the exhibition at 3 p.m.