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Ohio: The Start of It All

Ohio: The Start of It All

Date(s) - 09/24/2022 - 12/31/2022
All Day

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio


Ohio: The Start of It All showcases world-changing Ohio innovations in dozens of original works of children’s picture book art from the University of Findlay’s world-renowned Mazza Museum, home to the world’s first and most diverse collection of original picture book art. The exhibition pairs original works of art from beloved picture books with facts about Ohio history and innovations, from the earthworks of Ohio’s Indigenous Peoples, to aviation and astronautical science, to the creation of comic book superheroes that have shaped popular culture in the U.S. and around the world. Artists represented in the exhibition include some of the most celebrated illustrators and author/illustrators in the genre: Marc Brown, creator of Arthur the Aardvark; Rosemary Wells, creator of Max & Ruby; Syd Hoff, creator of Danny and the Dinosaur; Alice and Martin Provensen, whose book The Glorious Flight won the Caldecott Medal, the foremost award for picture book illustrations – and others.

Visit the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio between September 24 to December 31 to explore this free exhibit. Go to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio website for more information on past and future exhibits.