Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tomi in MA!

I was also informed of a show opening at the world-famous The Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts called: Tomi Ungerer, Chronicler of the Absurd, running June 18 - October 9, 2011.

Tomi himself will be there on June 18th for the exhibition opening and June 19th for a book signing and personal gallery tour. This exhibition celebrates Ungerer’s 80th birth year. A trilingual author, Ungerer has published over 140 books ranging from his much loved children’s books to his controversial adult work.

Ungerer’s career, like contemporaries Leo Lionni and Eric Carle, was multi-faceted, encompassing advertising and political commentary. Prior to leaving America, Ungerer arranged for the Free Library of Philadelphia to acquire a substantial portion of his work up until that point.

Selected from archives and private collections, the exhibition documents the bulk of Ungerer’s career as a writer and illustrator of children’s books. Included in the exhibition, among others, will be examples from Ungerer’s first book, The Mellops Go Flying (1957), as well as The Three Robbers (1962), Flat Stanley (1964), and Moon Man (1967).

2 comments:

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

You are probably gone...but, if you are still reading, if not posting, maybe you would pass this along...there is a first edition of Black Beauty in the collection-
http://therumpus.net/2011/06/saving-books-from-the-flame/
In Pike Lake, Saskatchewan (easy to draw; hard to spell!), Shaunna Raycraft and her husband are desperate to save about 30 metric tons of books from a firey fate.

Janna said...

Unfortunately I can't go to the opening, but the museum is also having tours of the exhibit with a children's lit scholar, so I'm going to do that next month. Looking forward to it!

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