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Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustrations

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Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustrations

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

From the Art Kandy Collection

Curated by Lee Cohen & Lois Sarkisian

Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions

June 22, 2019 – September 1, 2019

With over 140 original works included from over 75 books, Childhood Classics explores the history of children’s books from the turn of the century pen and ink Mother Goose art of Sarah Noble Ives, to the most popular works of today including the digital creations of Mo Willems. The exhibition features the original art of Dr. Seuss, the iconic Wild Things of Maurice Sendak and the perennial heroism of Garth Williams’ Stuart Little. Among the many classic illustrators featured are Rosemary Wells, Richard Scarry, Chris Van Allsburg and Hilary Knight. Fondly remembered characters of literature include Babar, Eloise, Madeline, the Cat in the Hat and Dick & Jane. Extensive wall labels illuminate the works.

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July 2
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205 United States
(615) 356-8000