Elephant & Piggie in WE ARE ART! (A Mo Willems Exhibition)

April 2, 2019 - September 2, 2023
Through brilliant dialogue, perfect pacing, and relatable characters, Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie have joined the pantheon of beloved children’s literary characters. This exhibition features Willems’ original black-and-white line drawings from all 25 Elephant and Piggie books supplemented with digitally-colored final renderings. Early sketches, dummy books, and size charts reveal Willems’ methodical working process.


April 2 – May 15, 2019
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

February 19, 2022 – May 15, 2022  
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

November 3, 2022 – February 5, 2023  
Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, IA

June 3 – September 2, 2023  
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, TX

Illustration of Piggie jumping like a frog over Elephant.
Mo Willems, Illustration for I’m a Frog! (An ELEPHANT & PIGGIE book) (Hyperion). Collection of Mo and Cher Willems. © 2013 Mo Willems. ELEPHANT & PIGGIE is a trademark of The Mo Willems Studio, Inc.