Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books @ Skirball Cultural Center
Featuring pages from Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi's "Houdini: The Handcuff King!"
Included with Museum admission: $10 General; $7 Seniors and Full-Time Students; $5 Children 2–12; Free to Skirball Members and Children under 2; Free to all visitors on Thursdays
Fun for all ages! Showcasing more than 100 illustrations and texts from time-honored classics and popular favorites, this new exhibition guides audiences through the colorful history of the Jewish picture book, from the sixteenth century to the present. On display are original works of art sure to inspire wonder—paintings, drawings, computer-generated images, papercuts, and collage—and an eclectic collection of texts, from illuminated Haggadot to Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are to Lemony Snicket’s The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story. Other featured authors and artists include Arnold Lobel, Daniel Pinkwater, Mark Podwal, Francine Prose, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Art Spiegelman, and William Steig, as well as luminaries Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky, and Ze’ev Raban.
Special interactive stations—Kick back and have fun at interactive stations designed especially for booklovers young and old. “Make a monster” using vibrant art materials; slip on headphones to hear celebrities such as Mayim Bialik, Allison Janney, Tony Kushner, and Henry Winkler read their favorite tales; and more!
MONSTERS AND MIRACLES: A JOURNEY THROUGH JEWISH PICTURE BOOKS IS CO-ORGANIZED BY THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER AND THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
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