Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art

March 2, 2019 - May 12, 2019

From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We invite children and adults to climb into the magical world of children’s literature through this stunning collection of more than 100 original and imaginative illustrations.

Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes features selections from favorite traditional artists such as Randolph Caldecott, Arthur Rackham, and Kate Greenaway. Luminaries from modern era include Barbra Cooney, Jerry Pinkney, and Maurice Sendak. Imaginary characters, talking animals, and fantastical adventures are captured by artists representing eight countries.

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Organizer and Sponsor

Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art was organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts. This exhibition is made possible in Delaware by the Edgar A. Thronson Foundation Illustration Exhibition Fund and the Hallie Tybout Exhibition Fund. Additional support was provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.