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  • Back of the Bus: Illustrations by Floyd Cooper

    December 17, 2018 – March 8, 2019

Presented by:
Columbus Museum of Art

Tickets: $5 - $14

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About the Event:

Floyd Cooper’s powerful children’s book illustrations depict a fictional account by Aaron Reynolds of Rosa Parks’ 1955 refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in this exhibition at Columbus Museum of Art. Parks’ arrest led to a 13-month boycott of city buses. The boycott ended when the US Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public transportation was unconstitutional. In Cooper’s story, readers witness Rosa Parks’ arrest through the eyes of a young, African American boy, who was also on the bus that day. Cooper illustrates the story with a technique in which he removes areas of paint from his oil washes with a stretchy eraser. He calls this method a “subtractive process.” Accompanying the original art for the book are story boards and preliminary drawings. Back of the Bus (Philomel Books, 2010) was designated a Notable Book of 2011 by the National Library Association.

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December 17, 2018 – March 8, 2019

  • Wed Jan 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 17, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 18, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jan 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Jan 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 24, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 25, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 26, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jan 27, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Jan 29, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 30, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 31, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Feb 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Feb 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Feb 3, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Feb 5, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Feb 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Feb 7, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Feb 8, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Wed Feb 13, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Feb 14, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Feb 15, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Feb 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Fri Feb 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Tue Feb 26, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Feb 27, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Feb 28, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Mar 3, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Mar 5, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Mar 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 7, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 8, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Mixed Media

Visual Arts

Children's Literary Arts


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Exhibition

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