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Glorious Flights | The NCCIL

Glorious Flights | The NCCIL

The exhibitions runs from November 12, 2015 through January 29, 2016

The NICCL is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Glorious Flights: The Illustration Art of Alice and Martin Provensen is curated by Leonard Marcus.

The Provensens first made their mark as the illustrators of such hugely popular Little Golden Books as Margaret Wise Brown’s The Color Kittens and of larger-scale Golden volumes like Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses. They were known from the start for their sprightly wit and elegant contemporary design sense. Over the years, their work deepened as the couple pursued their love of historical research, world travel, and artistic self-reinvention. No project was too big or daunting for them. The Iliad and the OdysseyThe Charge of the Light BrigadeTales from the Ballet! Often they chose the road less traveled, crafting intimate, sketch-book-style picture books like The Year at Maple Hill Farm about life in the country; or chronicling little-known true stories, as in The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot, for which they won the 1984 Caldecott Medal.  After Martin Provensen died, Alice carried on, creating an astonishing array of new work, from the monumental The Buck Stops Here to the cozily charming A Day in the Life of Murphy.




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  1. The event is one day, only, but the exhibition will be up through January 29, 2016. As ALWAYS, it is FREE to go to the NCCIL–Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00a.m. until 4:00p.m., with free family art activities on Saturday afternoons. Check for holiday closing.

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