Those Telling Lines: The Art of Virginia Lee Burton

March 24 - June 21, 2009
East Gallery

Virginia Lee Burton is best remembered as an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books, including Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (1939), The Little House (1942), Katy and the Big Snow (1943), and Song of Robin Hood (1947). Her picture books often emphasize the continued utility and adaptability of older machines—and the traditions they represent—in a modern and fast-paced world, and a complementary sense of activity and industry fills her detailed illustrations. 

Curated by Barbara Elleman. 

Support for this exhibition was provided in part by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.