Between Worlds:The Art and Design of Leo Lionni at the Rockwell Museum
Posted on 30 October 2023
“Design is form,” the artist said, “Sometimes it is decorative form, and has no other function that to give pleasure to the eye. Often it is expressive form, related to conceptual content, to meaning. It is always abstract; but like a gesture or a a tone of voice it has the power to command and hold attention, to create symbols, to clarify ideas
Original art and preliminary drawings for several of Lionni’s most notable children’s picture books will be on view, including Frederick, Inch by Inch, Pezzettino, and more.
Together with Chief Curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, the exhibition is co-curated by author and children’s book historian Leonard Marcus and illustration and design historian Steven Heller. The Museum is also working closely with Annie Lionni, the artist’s granddaughter.
When: November 18, 2023 to May 27, 2024
Where: Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183