Celebrating Collage: A 20th Anniversary Exhibition

June 25 - December 31, 2022
East Gallery

Inspired by the distinctive art of our co-founder Eric Carle, this anniversary exhibition presents the work of 20 picture-book artists who specialize in collage. They range from acknowledged masters of the medium like Eric Carle, Lois Ehlert, Ezra Jack Keats, and Leo Lionni to vanguard artists of today, who continue to innovate and expand the possibilities of the art form. Together, the 90 featured collages tell the story of a style and technique that has been at the creative heart of picture books and visual storytelling for half a century.

What to Expect 

Bright white walls and colorful collage art welcome visitors to the gallery. There they can view 90 collages made from paper, photographs, found objects, even pixels. While visitors cannot touch the art, they are invited to participate in hands-on activities throughout the exhibition. Guests can create collages using translucent color forms on a light table or make three-dimensional collages on a felt board. A comfortable reading area highlights the nearly 70 book titles represented in the show.   

Collage of girl swimming in ocean
Nina Crews, Illustration for A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson (Millbrook Press). Collection of the artist. 2020 Nina Crews.

Explore Further

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Create your own textured, patterned papers and turn them into collages.
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Join us for storytimes, artist talks, and book signings for the opening of Celebrating Collage: A 20th Anniversary Exhibition.
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Collage, sculpture, wearable art, and more! Celebrate the creative possibilities of paper.