Leonard Marcus announces:
At the Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza main building:
"What Shall We Read to the Children: Treasures from the Clara Hunt Memorial Collection of Children's Literature." On view are approximately 150 rarities from the 7000-volume collection of 19th and 20th century children's books assembled by Clara Hunt, founding supervisor of work with children at BPL (starting in 1903) and chair of the first Newbery committee.
The show will be up through the end of January.
As a companion project, the library has put up a virtual exhibition featuring five E. Boyd Smith picture books from the Hunt Collection.
Check out the "virtual exhibition" to see the glowing illustrations of "E. Boyd Smith (1860-1943), the preeminent American picture-book artist of the generation before the Caldecott Medal was created to honor artists in his field."