This past weekend I was fortunate to be in Massachusetts and visit the Eric Carle Children’s Museum. The current exhibitions included a survey of the art of Robert McCloskey and Louis Darling. “Brown Bear” turns 50 years old this year and the museum had an exhibit of that beloved book as well.

McCloskey’s work filled an entire gallery. Included were both black and white pencil drawings and full-color sketches and paintings of favorite scenes from “Make Way for Ducklings,” “Burt Dow: Deep Water Man,” and “Early Morning in Maine.” Louis Darling’s exhibit was smaller and mostly sketches from his Henry Huggins’ works.  Definetely worth the trip to New England!

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