Series of illustrated virtual lectures – Around the world in 80 picture books

From New York to Beijing via Bratislava and Mexico City, the illustrated children’s book has become a dynamic global business. In this illustrated lecture, Leonard S. Marcus leads an extensive illustrated tour of the seminal children’s books that have defined the children’s picture book for more than two centuries and the cultural trends and new technologies that have fueled the explosive growth of this book. deceptively simple art form.

Leonard S. Marcus is an internationally renowned historian whose pioneering writings and exhibitions have earned him recognition as one of the world’s leading authorities on children’s books and the people who create them.

NIU Art Museum exhibits and programs are sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Friends of the NIU Art Museum, NIU Arts and Culture Fee; and Shaw Media, presenting sponsor of the College of Visual and Performing Arts season. Additional funding for programs related to our Fall 2022 shows came from the Barbara Cole Peters Fund for the NIU Art Museum; Friends of University Libraries, Friends of DeKalb and Sycamore Public Libraries; NIU Gender and Sexuality Resource Center; and the NIU College of Education.

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