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Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children's Book Illustration

9/15/12 - 12/02/2012

Main Library

Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area - 6th Floor

100 Larkin St.

Originating from the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, Draw Me a Story presents 41 original works of art and 12 books in a thematic and nostalgic trip through the history of children's book illustrators and illustration techniques.  The exhibition starts with artists Ralph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway - two of the most popular illustrators of the late nineteenth century and includes twentieth century artist innovators like W.W. Denslow, William Steig and Chris Van Allsburg. 

Related Event: Picturing Alice. Mark Burstein, president of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, explores the kaleidoscope of artistic interpretations of Alice in Wonderland from the 1860s to the present, in cultures around the globe.  Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., Main Library. A book sale by Readers Books follows the discussion.