Down the Rabbit Hole with Lewis Carroll and Leonard Weisgard

Leonard Weisgard at the Arne Nixon Center

If you find yourself in Fresno later this month, the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature has a double-billing for you:

Leonard Weisgard at the Arne Nixon Center

The Center will offer two coordinating exhibitions in the Henry Madden Library. The second-floor Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery will display Lewis Carroll materials from the Arne Nixon Center’s extensive collection, including original art by Leonard Weisgard for his 1949 edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Materials on loan will include original Alice-themed art by Charles M. Schulz for his “Peanuts” comic strip loaned by the Charles M. Schulz Museum, anamorphic Alice bronze sculptures loaned by artist Karen Mortillaro, and original art loaned by author/illustrator Byron Sewell.

The third-floor Pete P. Peters Ellipse Balcony will showcase additional illustrations from picture books by Leonard Weisgard, on loan from his family. Leonard Weisgard won the 1947 Caldecott medal for illustration for his pictures for Golden MacDonald’s book The Little Island.

The exhibitions, which are suitable for all ages, will be open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Other viewings may be arranged by calling the Arne Nixon Center at 559.278.8116.

The exhibitions will run from September 16th to October 26th. If you do stop by, email us your review and we may post it on this blog!