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From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick

June 15 - September 29, 2013

Image from Barnyard Prayers © 2000 by Brian Selznick.
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Continuing its long tradition of presenting children’s illustrated literature as an art form, the CRMA is hosting an exhibition of the art of Brian Selznick to coincide with the completion of the new Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Selznick has illustrated more than 25 children’s books, both those written by him as well as by other authors. These include subjects as diverse as school life to farm life, from dinosaurs to dulcimers, from opera singer Marian Anderson and writer Walt Whitman to aviatrix Amelia Earhart and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Arriving full force on the scene with his first book, The Houdini Box (1991), Selznick is perhaps best known for his book The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007), now a major motion picture.

In 98 original drawing and paintings, the talent of Brian Selznick will be on view for all to enjoy.

This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas, and is supported by Alliant Energy, the GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Donor-Advised Fund, and the Momentum Fund. The latter two are funds of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.





Commentary

David Lucas
on 01/19/14
When I visited the Art Museum in September from the UK you can imagine my delight at seeing the exhibition of these marvellous illustrations by Brian Selznick. It has inspired me to purchase the book and the DVD of the film, 'Hugo'. This particular exhibition was an added bonus to my visit. Thank you very much.
Cindy Motsinger, CRMA Communications Coordinator
on 07/24/13
There are 98 original drawings and paintings on display. We also have some of Selznick's books for sale in the Museum store.
diane
on 07/22/13
Our visit on Saturday , after attending the downtown market was
followed by our viewing of HUGO that afternoon ..
It was wonderful to share this with 2 appreciative 9 year olds thank you for the exhibition .
Janice Abel
on 07/18/13
Are many of Hugo prints in the collection to view?
Cindy Motsinger, CRMA Communications Coordinator
on 06/11/13
Mr. Selznick is unable to attend the event. If you have any other questions, call me at 319.366.7503
Kit Umscheid
on 06/01/13
Will Brian Selznick visit Cedar Rapids for this event?


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