Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel

November 21, 2013–March 23, 2014

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Arnold Lobel, Study for cover of Step Lively Frog and Toad (possibly becomes Days with Frog and Toad), 1979.  Graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper pasted on illustration board, 19 15/16 x 15 15/16 in. Courtesy of the estate of Arnold Lobel. Copyright © estate of Arnold Lobel. Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel is organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, in collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts.

About

This exhibition celebrates the art of Arnold Lobel (1933–1987), author and illustrator of some of the most beloved children’s books produced since the late 1960s. Included among these are his Frog and Toad series (1971–79), Mouse Soup (1977), and Fables (1980), which was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal. Creating a magical world animated by a talking frog, a toad, an owl, mice, kangaroos, and other colorful creatures, Lobel subtly reflects upon human foibles in his charmingly rendered stories and illustrations. Included are approximately one hundred original illustrations and works on paper. Organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, in collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts.

 

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Supporters 

Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel is organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, in collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Patron Sponsorship for this exhibition is provided by an anonymous donor.


 

 

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