This week, the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Avenue) opened a seriously nostalgic exhibition which is sure to delight children and adults alike. "Golden Legacy" features the most extensive public showing of original illustration art from American publishing's picture-book series, Little Golden Books.
Launched in 1942, Little Golden Books made high-quality illustrated books available at affordable prices to millions of young children and their parents. Over the years, contributing artists have included members of the European émigré community (including Feodor Rojankovsky and Tibor Gergely); alumni of the Walt Disney Studios; and such American originals as Garth Williams, Eloise Wilkin, Elizabeth Orton Jones, Richard Scarry, and Bob Staake.
The show features 57 original illustrations by these and other artists, chosen from the vast Random House archive. "Golden Legacy" will remain on view through January 4, 2015, and the gallery will host a series of related programs through the duration of the show. MAG hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $5-$12, and free to members, UR students, and children under the age of 5. Admission is half price on Thursday after 5 p.m. For more information, call 276-8900 or visit mag.rochester.edu.