Children Should Be Seen: The Image of the Child in American Picture Book Art

July 1, 2007 - September 21, 2008

This exhibition presents a survey of the best American picture book art of the last decade. The show is grouped into sections highlighting six formative stages and experiences of childhood: The New Child, The Child in the Family, The Child at School and  Play, The Child in the Community, The Child in History, and The Questioning Child. A final section samples innovations in The New Picture Book. 

The exhibition was co-organized with Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York. 

This exhibition was made possible by a generous grant from Helen and Peter Bing. Additional funding for the exhibition was provided by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


July 1 – October 21, 2007
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY 

November 15, 2007 - March 19, 2008
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA

July 1 – September 21, 2008
Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA 

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