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On June 22, the High Museum of Art will premiere its family-friendly summer exhibition – The Pursuit of Everything: Maria Kalman’s Books for Children.
The colorful exhibition will explore the catalog of Maira Kalman’s creative children’s stories and illustrations, which have been entertaining readers for over 30 years, according to museum materials. The exhibition will run through Sept. 15.
Best known for her illustrated children’s stories, pictorial essays and New Yorker magazine covers, Kalman has published over a dozen books for readers of all ages, and 18 critically acclaimed children’s books, including Stay Up Late, which was based on the popular Talking Heads song of the same title, according to High materials.
“Kalman uses a pseudo-childish composition and style [that’s] imaginative and energetic, with lots of inventive asides, but her art has a mean-spirited edge that takes its cue from the lyrics: “We want to make him stay up all night,” according to her website. “This book has a definite appeal for hip adults, but it’s not for the literal-minded child.”
The Pursuit of Everything will provide an intimate look at Kalman’s illustrative career across three decades, including newer publications like “Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote”, authored by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and the illustrated cookbook “Cake,” written with the food writer Barbara Scott-Goodman, according to High materials.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the High Museum’s website.