|Alice and Cat|
by Leonard Weisgard
The Arne Nixon Center at California State University, Fresno, will offer two coordinating exhibitions in the Henry Madden Library from September 16 - October 26, 2011.
The second-floor Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery will display Lewis Carroll materials from the Arne Nixon Center’s extensive collection, including original art by Leonard Weisgard for his 1949 edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Materials on loan will include original Alice-themed art by Charles M. Schulz for his “Peanuts” comic strip (loaned by the Charles M. Schulz Museum), anamorphic Alice bronze sculptures loaned by artist Karen Mortillaro, and original art loaned by author/illustrator Byron Sewell.
The third-floor Pete P. Peters Ellipse Balcony will showcase additional illustrations from picture books by Leonard Weisgard, on loan from his family. Leonard Weisgard won the 1947 Caldecott medal for illustration for his pictures for Golden MacDonald’s book The Little Island.
The exhibitions, which are suitable for all ages, will be open:
- Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Other viewings may be arranged by calling the Arne Nixon Center at 559.278.8116.
Visit our Facebook page for pre-exhibit sneak peek of the collection (and the unpacking process).