Family Field Trip:
David Macaulay's Illustration Exhibit
"Building Books the Art of David Macaulay"
at the Museum of Art
at Rhode Island School of Design
Running from September 27, 2008- February 11, 2009, Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay is the first in-depth museum exhibition devoted to this prolific author and artist. David Macaulay has demystified the workings and origins of everything from simple gadgets to elaborate architectural structures. A favorite with readers of all ages, this Caldecott Medal-winning artist is the subject of this exhibition that takes a look at Macaulay's artistic process and extensive body of work, including The New Way Things Work, Castle, Cathedral, City, Mill, Ship, and Mosque. The exhibition presents a diverse range of exhibition materials, including original works of art, studies, sketchbooks, book dummies, manuscripts and correspondence, artifacts (including hand-built ship models), stuffed specimens, reference materials, travel mementos, and a video documentary about the artist, produced for the exhibition. Macaulay's books bring together the worlds of art, history, science and fantasy.
Parents and grandparents will enjoy visiting this show with their children and teens. And this exhibit would make a wonderful field trip for teachers and their students. For directions, exhibit hours, and all other information call 401-454-6500, or go to: http://www.risdmuseum.org/exhibition.aspx?type=forthcoming&id=15266