The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children’s Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and Bank Street College of Education
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 —Thursday, September 15, 2016
Location: Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor
Curated by Leonard Marcus
Pratt Manhattan Gallery presented The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children’s Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and Bank Street College of Education, took place from July 12 through September 15. The exhibition explored the impact of the two innovative New York institutions on the development of children’s literature and illustration. Curated by Leonard Marcus, this exhibition represented a significant collaboration between Pratt Institute and Bank Street College. Both institutions have played a seminal role in furthering the illustrated children’s book as an art form. This exhibition featured original children’s book artwork, manuscripts, and archival materials highlighting the ongoing legacy of Bank Street and Pratt Institute in shaping children’s literature as an art form.
Leonard Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. He is the author of more than 25 award-winning books including Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Show Me a Story: Why Picture Books Matter; and The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth.