Sunday, August 3, 2014

Madeline in New York

From the New York Historical Society:
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Madeline’s publication, the New-York Historical Society will honor the beloved schoolgirl and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks.

In addition to drawings from all six Madeline books, the exhibition will also feature Bemelmans' drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York, murals from a rediscovered Paris bistro, panels from the Onassis yacht, and a cache of fabrics based on an early picture book.

This exhibition was organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts. Support for Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans has been generously provided by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Royce and The Walton Family Foundation.

Self-Guided Walking Tour of Bemelmans' New York

Explore the New York that Ludwig Bemelmans knew and loved! Artist Adrienne Ottenberg created Bemelmans' New York: A map of his favorite haunts, some still here and some departed to map significant locales in his and Madeline's New York life. (Read more.)

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