Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey celebrates the writer and illustrator whose classic children's books have captivated children of all ages for generations. The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a major force in twentieth century children's literature.The exhibition consists of over 100 original artworks, ephemera, and rare preliminary book materials. While emphasis centers on his classic, May Way for Ducklings (1941) the exhibition considers McCloskey's entire works including Centerburg Tales (1951), which recalls his youth in Hamilton, Ohio. In addition, it includes his family-based stories in his adopted home state of Maine such as Blueberries for Sal (1948) and Time of Wonder (1957). A selection of independent work - watercolors and paintings that connect McCloskey to such prominent twentieth century American painters as Thomas Hart Benton and Edward Hopper - are also showcased.Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey is organized by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Transformer Station, Akron Art Museum, The Arcade, Cleveland Clinic , The Cleveland Institute of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Helen Theatre, SPACES, West Side Market, Great Lakes Science Center, St. John's Episcopal Church
July 14, 2018 – September 30, 2018
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