The Eric Carle Museum, Exhibits
October 20 - November 25
A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon, All: A Look into LGBTQ Representation in Picture Books, July 28, 2019, Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards,
Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards
The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. More than thirty artists are showcased, including Ashley Bryan, Bryan Collier, Pat Cummings, Ekua Holmes, Floyd Cooper, Kadir Nelson, Jerry Pinkney, Faith Ringgold, and Javaka Steptoe.
This exhibition is organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.
A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon
Born 11 days apart on opposite sides of the country, Leo Dillon and Diane Sorber met as students at the Parsons School of Design, where they became instant rivals and steadfast partners in life and art. They worked in concert over 50 years, demonstrating remarkable versatility and a mastery of media, adopting different modes of expression to best illustrate each narrative. They dedicated themselves to portraying children of color so young readers could see themselves reflected in stories. This survey presentation includes art from the Dillons’ two Caldecott Medal books, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (1976) and Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions (1977), as well as numerous other picture-book titles. Diane’s recent solo venture, I Can be Anything (2018), is also featured.
Exhibition design by Katie Craig.
All: A Look into LGBTQ Representation in Picture Books
An exhibition of digital reproductions
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) representations in picture books work to build empathy while reinforcing the validity of different identities. All: A Look into LGBTQ Representation in Picture Books explores illustrations of love, identity, discrimination, validation, and families.
Curated by Chandra Boudreau, 2018 Trinkett Clark Intern
Be inspired and delighted by Collage Workshop for Kids, a colorful art instruction book on collage techniques for children–made in cooperation with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Sign up for Merenstein’s November 13 workshop, Joyful and Imaginative Art Making!