The Carle Collection: Recent Acquisitions
November 19, 2022 - April 9, 2023
Since its founding 20 years ago, The Carle has become one of the premier repositories in the country for picture-book art. The Carle Collection: Recent Acquisitions showcases more than 60 artworks, by 53 artists, added to the collection over the past five years, the majority through generous donation. The art covers a century of picture-book illustration. Older pieces include an 1899 ink drawing by Golden Age illustrator Charles Robinson and a 1941 watercolor by the groundbreaking artist Wanda Gag—both artists new to the Museum’s collection. There are additional treasures by Remy Charlip, Raúl Colón, Lulu Delacre, Lois Lenski, Allen Say, Maurice Sendak, E. H. Shepard, Pamela Zagarenski, and others.
What to Expect
Guests can enjoy an eclectic presentation of picture-book art hung salon style on deep purple walls. The art displays animals, landscapes, historical figures, folktales and fairytales. Large ottomans form a comfortable reading area with numerous books.
George Ancona, Sophie Blackall, Ashley Bryan, Remy Charlip, Bonnie Christensen, Emma Clark, Bryan Collier, Raúl Colón, Lulu Delacre, Leonard Everett Fisher, Don Freeman, Fred Gächter, Wanda Gág, Arthur Geisert, Roy Gerrard, Mordicai Gerstein, Robin Preiss Glasser, Elaine Greenstein, David Johnson, Gertrude Alice Kay, Lois Lenski, Leo Lionni, Arnold Lobel, Petra Mathers, Barry Moser, Roxie Munro, Dennis Nolan , Marian Parry, Harry McNaught, Franklyn Modell, Lynn Munsinger, Jan Ormerod, William Pène du Bois, Jerry Pinkney, Elise Primavera, Katharine Pyle, Charles Robinson, Feodor Rojankovsky, Shelley Rotner, Robert Sabuda, Daniel San Souci, Allen Say, Richard Scarry, Brian Selznick, Maurice Sendak, Astrid Sheckels, E. H. Shepard, William Steig, Leonard Weisgard, Rosemary Wells, Garth Williams, Pamela Zagarenski, Margot Zemach