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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Temecula Valley Museum Exhibits Young At Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations

Young At Art

Young At Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations will be on display in the second floor gallery at the Temecula Valley Museum now through Saturday, August 18, 2018. 

More than mere relics of the carefree days of youth, picture books occupy an unique place in our cultural landscape.  For generations, images have worked alongside text as crucial components in the construction and exploration of story worlds.  Through picture books, readers embark on visual journeys that engage all of the senses and encourage curious, imaginative, and thoughtful interactions with the world around them.

Named in honor of English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the author of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  Young At Art includes original illustrations from Caldecott Medal recipients and other award-winning artists.

The exhibit celebrates the vision and talent of 28 award-winning artists, including the first Caldecott Medal recipient Dorothy P. Lathrop (1938), two-time winner Chris Van Allsburg (1962 & 1986), and Maurice Sendak (1964).  Two of Chris Van Allsburg’s works, Jumanji and The Polar Express, were adapted for the big screen.  These illustrations are widely recognized not only as artistic classics in children’s literature, but also as the source of countless beloved memories for the young and the young at heart.

This exhibit is part of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art’s permanent collection.  Curated by Danny Bills, curator of collections and exhibitions, and organized by Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Young At Art is part of ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Please call the Temecula Valley Museum at (951) 694-6450 for more information.

About ExhibitsUSA and Mid-America Arts Alliance

This exhibition is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.  For more about ExhibitsUSA, email or visit  Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our region and beyond.  Additional information about M-AAA is available at

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