Introduction to the Childhood Classics
Online Museum Tour
Alexandria Museum of Art
Join the Alexandria Museum of Art for a digital tour of “Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustration” from the Art Kandy collection. This exhibition explores the history of children’s books from the turn of the century pen and ink Mother Goose art of Sarah Noble Ives, to the most popular works of today including the digital creations of Mo Willems. The exhibition features the original art of Dr. Seuss, the iconic Wild Things of Maurice Sendak and the perennial heroism of Garth Williams’ Stuart Little. Among the many classic illustrators featured are Rosemary Wells, Richard Scarry, Chris Van Allsburg and Hilary Knight. Fondly remembered characters of literature include Babar, Eloise, Madeline, The Cat in the Hat, and Dick & Jane.