Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Illustrators and their Heroes

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May 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017

Picture books instill in children a sense of awe, magic, and wonderment, but who inspires the illustrators themselves—the people who bring incredibly imaginative worlds to life? This exhibition gives visitors a peek into the minds and motivations of an array of talented artists working today. Visit The Carle to find out who inspires Tony and Mo, as well as Sophie Blackall, Sandra Boynton, Ashley Bryan, Eric Carle, Bryan Collier, Marla Frazee, Laurie Keller, Lauren Long, Patrick McDonnell, Yuyi Morales, Kadir Nelson, LeUyuen Pham, Jerry Pinkney, Robin Preiss Glasser, Judy Schachner, Lane Smith, and—with a special contribution from his foundation—the late Maurice Sendak. 

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Sophie Blackall
  • Sandra Boynton
  • Ashley Bryan
  • Lauren Long
  • Yuyi Morales
  • Kadir Nelson
  • LeUyuen Pham
  • Maurice Sendak
  • and others

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