Golden Legacy:
Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 29, 4-7pm

Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 75 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and delighted in the colorful pictures and wonderful stories. 
Thanks to the happy hours spent with each book, many children have developed a lifelong love for reading. Launched in 1942, the first full year of America's involvement in the Second World War, Little Golden Books offered high-quality illustrated books available at affordable prices, for the first time to children and their parents.

Among the artists who contributed to this ambitious series were greats of the European √©migr√© community (including  Garth WilliamsFeodor Rojankovsky, and  Tibor Gergely) who had gathered in New York as the European situation worsened. Other artists included alumni of the Walt Disney Studios (including  Gustaf TenggrenMartin Provensen, J. P. Miller, and  Mary Blair); and American originals such as  Leonard Weisgard ,  Eloise WilkinElizabeth Orton JonesRichard Scarry, and  Hilary Knight.

The exhibit opening is free and open to the public.

  This exhibit runs from June 29 to September 7 and is free and open to the public. Groups of 10 or more must book a fee-based program in advance. Join us for exhibit-related programming throughout the summer!


Gallery Talk: Children's Literature, 
Illustration, and Collecting Books

Wednesday, July 11
7:00 pm
Join a distinguished panel to discover insights into children's literature, understand illustration styles,  and  learn how book collections are curated, featuring four local panelists. Brief presentations on what makes children's literature unique to the process of illustrating a book, and how that differs from other art forms to how to build a collection of books, explore the world of the children's literature. 
Free.

Panelists:
Dr. Rebekah Fitzsimmons  is a Marion L. Brittain Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Writing  and Communication Program in the School of Language, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Frank Morrison is an acclaimed illustrator of over 20 children's books.

Melissa Snyder is a children's book illustrator who currently leads art classes with a focus on teaching students with dementia and autism.

Adele Wineburgh has amassed a collection of over 700 children's illustrated  books that she uses to provide readings for senior citizens.

 
This exhibit was organized by the 
Cover image from I Am A Bunny, illustrated by Richard Scarry.

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