Free to Be. . . You and Me: 50 Years of Stories and Songs

November 16, 2024 - April 6, 2025
Central Gallery

Free to Be…You and Me: 50 Years of Stories and Songs celebrates the profound societal impact and continued positivity of the groundbreaking 1972 record and its subsequent picture books and TV specials. The exhibition features the only known extant art from the 1974 publication, by Barbara Bascove, along with original illustrations by John Steptoe, Susan Jeffers, Jerry Pinkney, and Leo and Diane Dillon from Free to Be…A Family, published in 1987. The exhibition will also display art from the 35th anniversary edition, including pieces by Peter Reynolds, Tony DiTerlizzi, LeUyen Pham, and Peter Sís.  

What to expect

The exhibition will showcase approximately 50 works, including first edition books, the classic album cover, period photographs, audio recordings, newspaper articles, and other ephemera.