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Our Current Exhibit
Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations October 21 - November 30
Through picture books, readers embark on visual journeys that engage all of the senses and encourage curious, imaginative, and thoughtful interactions with the world around them. Since 1938, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has recognized the significant impact of art on early reading experiences, awarding the Caldecott Medal for excellence in this area. Named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the prestigious and highly coveted medal is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The exhibition Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations includes original illustrations from Caldecott Medal recipients and from “runner-up” Honor books, as well as other illustrations by award-winning artists.
This exhibition of works from Wichita Falls Museum of Art’s permanent collection celebrates the vision and talent of twenty-eight award-winning artists, including the first Caldecott Award recipient Dorothy P. Lathrop (1938), two-time winner Chris Van Allsburg (1982, 1986), and Maurice Sendak (1964), whose work Where the Wild Things Are, like Van Allsburg’s Jumanji and The Polar Express, was adapted for the big screen. These illustrations are widely recognized not only as artistic classics in children’s literature but also as the source of countless beloved memories for the young and young at heart.
More than mere relics of the carefree days of youth, picture books occupy a unique place in our cultural landscape. For generations, images have worked alongside text, not in any subordinate manner, but as crucial components in the construction and exploration of story worlds. The transformative power of picture books is undeniable for the many ways young readers are invited to enthusiastically participate in reading. The Caldecott Collection of Children’s Book Illustrations is part of the permanent collection of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. The museum has collected children’s book illustrations for more than fifty years.
Curated by Danny Bills, curator of collections and exhibitions at Wichita Falls Museum of Art, and organized by Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Young at Art is part of ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.
This exhibit and accompanying events are made possible by a grant by the Miami County Foundation and the support of Friends of Hayner, Alvetro Orthodontics and ITW Food Equipment Group.
Books Illustrated by Tim Bowers (1st Floor Case)
This collection of books illustrated by Troy native Tim Bowers are courtesy Herb Hartman.
Check out these events that are in conjunction with the Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations art exhibit!
Our Upcoming Exhibits
A Contemporary Christmas December 8 - January 6
2019 Decorators: The Courtyard, East Room, Hall, & Lower Staircase: Mary Nilsen & Donna Crosier The Fulker-Nichols Gallery: Kelly Rank The Solarium: Dawn Flory The Study: David Fair on the Square The Parlor: Your Personal Florist The Conference Room: James Novotny & Sheila Fulks Second Floor Landing & Stairs: Story Point The Ball Room: Miami County Herb Society The Art Studio: Dawn Flory & Homeschool Art Students
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is supported by the tax payers of Troy and the generous donations of the Friends of Hayner. The mission is to preserve and maintain the Hayner mansion as a cultural resource center for the present and as an historical legacy for the future generations of the community of Troy, Ohio.