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Golden Legacy: Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books

Golden Legacy: Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books

Free
Sat January 27, 2018 - Sun April 15, 2018 Museum Hours

Golden Legacy: Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books, celebrates Little Golden Books' 75th anniversary with an exhibit showcasing 65 of the original illustrations by many of the renowned artists who contributed to these classic children's stories.

Little Golden Books originated in 1942, during WWII, and for the first time, children's picture-books were produced that were well illustrated, affordable to parents, and of high quality. Of the many great artists who contributed to the Little Golden Books, some were well-known European artists who were in New York because of the war conditions overseas. Other artists who participated were Walt Disney Studios alumni, as well as some well-known American artists. Included in the 75th Anniversary showing are additional pieces by contemporary artists as well. The exhibition displays some famous classics such as The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse, I Can Fly, and many others.

This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.