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Eighty Years of Caldecott Books
February 22, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Exhibition on display from December 12, 2017 – May 13, 2018 during regular Museum hours
This exhibition brings together 79 first-edition Caldecott Medal award books, the newest winner, to be announced in February 2018, will be added to the display early this year (visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite contender!). While the books themselves are valuable artifacts, it is the art inside for which they are celebrated. Original illustrations from several titles are featured, including art by Marcia Brown, the Caldecott’s first “triple-crown” winner.
Named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the Caldecott Medal is bestowed annually by the American Library Association to “the most distinguished American picture book for children.” Visitors will learn fun facts and test their knowledge of Caldecott trivia. Can you name the four husband-and-wife teams who have won a Caldecott Medal?
This exhibition is co-curated by Barbara Elleman and Chief Curator Ellen Keiter.
Photo Credit: First edition of Once a Mouse by Marcia Brown [Simon & Schuster]. © 1961 Marcia Brown, used by permission of Marcia Brown Papers, M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany Libraries.