Gray Matter: David Macaulay’s Black and White

May 19 - November 29, 2015
Central Gallery

The Carle hosts an exhibition of the original art from David Macaulay’s Caldecott award-winning Black and White in celebration of the book’s 25th anniversary. Heralded as one of the first post-modern picture books where a unified linear narrative was rejected, the book comprises four possible stories arranged in four panels per page, which the reader can read in any order according to their preference. In his Caldecott acceptance speech, Macaulay praised the committee for its choice of such a seemingly unorthodox book. Visitors gain a deeper understanding of Macaulay’s process through a wealth of preliminary material. 

Support for this exhibition was generously provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.