The Skirball Cultural Center presents this look at the historical and cultural roots of the Jewish picture book. Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books features a colorful array of more than 100 original illustrations and texts from picture book classics and popular favorites. The exhibition guides audiences through the history of Jewish picture books, presenting a diversity of artistic media-paintings, drawings, computer-generated images, papercuts, and collage-and an eclectic collection of texts, from Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are to Lemony Snicket’s The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story. Featured authors and artists include Arnold Lobel, Daniel Pinkwater, Francine Prose, Maurice Sendak, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Lemony Snicket, Art Spiegelman, and William Steig, as well as such luminaries as Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky, Ze’ev Raban, and Lasar Segall.
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, MA.
Title: Monsters & Miracles: A Journey Through Jewish Picture Books
Location: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles
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Start Date: April 8 to August 1, 2010
Hours: noon to 5pm Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Tickets: Admission is included with Museum ticket prices: $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.