Now & Then: Contemporary Illustrators and their Childhood Art


Will you grow up to be an artist? Co-curators Grace Lin and Jarrett J. Krosoczka honor childhood creativity in the online exhibition Now & Then, featuring 19 artists’ childhood drawings alongside published illustrations. The pairings inspire young visitors to make connections to their current creations—and their future potential.

Co-curated by Grace Lin and Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Featured Artists

Cece Bell, Nidhi Chanani, Jason Chin, The Fan Brothers, Julie Flett, Jeff Kinney, Elisa Kleven, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Barbara Lehman, Grace Lin, Rafael López, Oge Mora, Juana Martinez-Neal, Raúl the Third, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, Evan Turk, Tillie Walden


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