Leonard Marcus Lecture in Rhode Island

This seems like an interesting event for some adventurous children’s librarians to attend. And if not, the book sounds great:

In conjunction with the current exhibition Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay (description below), we invite you and your colleagues to this lecture Wednesday, January 21, 7pm:

Leonard Marcus Lecture

Noted writer, critic, and historian of children’s literature, Leonard Marcus, on his Minders of Make Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature (2008), the first-ever history of children’s book publishing from colonial times to Harry Potter; co-presented with the Providence Athenaeum. More about Mr. Marcus: http://www.leonardmarcus.com/.

Free and open to the public!


Michael P. Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
20 North Main Street, Providence

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Deborah Clemons
Program Assistant, Education Department
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
224 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903
ph 401-454-6530; fax 401-427-6945

Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay
Through Sunday, February 1, 2009

Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay is the first in-depth museum exhibition devoted to this Caldecott Medal–winning artist and favorite with readers of all ages. David Macaulay (BArch 1969) creates books that bring together the worlds of art, history, science and fantasy, demystifying the workings and origins of everything from simple gadgets to elaborate architectural structures. This exhibition takes a look at his artistic process and extensive body of published work, including The New Way Things Work, Cathedral, Ship, Mosque, Rome Antics, Black and White, and his very newest book, The Way We Work. The diverse range of exhibition materials includes original works of art, studies, sketchbooks, manuscripts, correspondence, and artifacts (including a hand-built ship model). Accompanying the show is a video documentary about the artist produced specifically for the exhibition, which was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, Massachusetts).