Madeline In New York: The Art Of Ludwig Bemelmans

June 16, 2014

The New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publication of the iconic children's classic “Madeline” by Ludwig Bemelmans. Titled “Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans,” the exhibition will be on view from Friday, July 4, through Monday, October 13. It will honor the plucky Parisian schoolgirl and her creator in the first exhibition devoted to the artist in more than 50 years.
The exhibition will feature more than 90 works, many recently rediscovered, including drawings, paintings, specially commissioned objects, archival photographs and memorabilia. Also on view will be the original “Madeline” manuscript and original drawings from all of the Madeline books, which will provide insights into Bemelmans' creative process.
Organized by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass., the exhibition will premiere at the New-York Historical Society before returning to The Carle.
The New-York Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West (between West 76th and West 77th streets) in New York City.

 

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