Turning the Page:
Children’s Book Illustrations

Saturday, June 11 to Sunday, July 31, 2016

“Read me a story.” These words have the power to turn children into emerging readers, and picture books are the gateway through which parents first guide them. Before they even learn their ABCs, young readers are swept up in the glory of a story when there are beautiful illustrations to light the way.

Join us as we present the work of artists who bridge written and pictorial languages, inspire our imaginations, and promote reading and language development in subtle and creative ways. In addition to illustrations, the exhibition explores book design, binding, and building in a true celebration of all things picture book.

From the Mazza Museum: Martha Alexander, Jose Aruego, Aliki Brandenberg, Clare Beaton, Marcia Brown, Christopher Canyon, Eric Carle, Dominic Catalano, Lynne Cherry, Helen Cogancherry, Barbara Cooney Tomasito, Donald Crews, Tomie dePaola, Leo and Diane Dillon, Arthur Geisert, Cheryl Harness, Kevin Hawkes, Kevin Henkes, Steven Kellogg, Maryann Kovalski, Blair Lent, Betsy Lewin, Rafael Lopez, David Macaulay, Suse MacDonald, Gerald McDermott, Wendell Minor, Kelly Oechsli, Korky Paul, Ted Rand, Robert Rayevsky, Peter Sis, Kris Waldherr, Wendy Watson, David Wisniewski, and Sharon Hawkins Vargo.

From Local Artists: Lulu Delacre, Richard Foa, Sallie Lowenstein, Jennifer O’Connell, Jessica Rose, Susan Stockdale, and Janet Morgan Stoeke.

Illustration from Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes, courtesy of the Mazza Museum.


About the Mazza Museum
The Mazza Museum houses the most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world, with more than 10,000 original illustrations in its collection. Its mission is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of children’s literature, and it offers educational programs throughout the year. More information is available at www.mazzamuseum.org.


Illustration from Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes, courtesy of the Mazza Museum

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