Monday, June 29, 2009

And It's Coming To A Museum Near Me!

As I was reading Picture Perfect: Why Golden Books Are Golden, which is about the artists who created the artwork for the original Golden Books, I was thinking that I hadn't reached the point in Leonard Marcus's Minders of Make-Believe at which he might talk about that subject. Then I read that not only has Marcus written a book on Golden Books (which I'd heard before, though it never really registered), he's also the co-curator of a traveling exhibit of original Golden Book artwork.

So I started poking around and found that the exhibit is coming to the Eric Carle Museum this winter. I still haven't been there. According to MapQuest, it's only an hour and twenty minutes away from me.

One of my biggest Christmas memories is finding an array of Golden Books spread out under the Christmas tree. They weren't wrapped, they were arranged in an artistic arch. I was somewhere between three and seven years old.

2 comments:

Sarah Rettger said...

I was all set to head up there until I reread your post (and the museum website) and realized the exhibit opens in November.

But maybe I'll just have to plan a second trip, because the Tomie dePaola exhibit opening this weekend sounds good too.

gail said...

Well, yes, I suppose we could go more than once. But since I haven't been at all, yet, I think the chances that I'll go twice in one year aren't very great.