Cinderella & Co. - Three Fairy Tales Reimagined

Through Sunday, January 5, 2020
Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford

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Fairy tales are age-old stories that teach life lessons, touch on dark fears and elemental truths, and seed nascent imaginations. The universality of their appeal has inspired illustrators for centuries. From October 5, 2019 through January 5, 2020, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present Cinderella & Co.—Three Fairy Tales Reimagined, an examination of illustrations for three well-known and beloved fairy tales, including Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears,and The Three Little Pigs. The exhibition is organized by the Brandywine River Museum of Art, which will be the exclusive venue.

For this exhibition, guest curator H. Nichols B. Clark, Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Emeritus, has deflected textual considerations and focused on the broad array of imagery; the central premise is to consider the three tales and upend the status quo of classic depictions. The work of nineteenth and early twentieth-century masters, such as George Cruikshank, Walter Crane, and L. Leslie Brooke, will provide examples of classic styles and interpretations that influenced numerous traditional artists such as Marcia Brown, Paul Galdone, Barbara McClintock, and Jerry Pinkney. These orthodox images will be juxtaposed with unconventional interpretations, such as the more experimental and edgy visions exemplified by the art of Steven Guarnaccia, James Marshall, Lane Smith, William Wegman, David Wiesner, and Mo Willems.

Illustrations, explored as signifiers of time and culture, reveal the extraordinary versatility inherent in the stories. Rich multicultural readings, such as those from China (Ed Young), the Spice Islands of Indonesia (Reynold Ruffins), the Caribbean (Brian Pinkney), Russia (Anita Lobel), and Mexico (Tomie dePaola), underscore the notion that these treasured stories live visually in many different forms and lend themselves to surprisingly diverse interpretation.

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Through Sunday, January 5, 2020 · Free with admission · add to calendar today 2019-10-05 09:00:00 2020-01-05 17:00:00 America/New_York Cinderella & Co. - Three Fairy Tales Reimagined https://www.delawarescene.com/event/25766/cinderella-co-three-fairy-tales-reimagined Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA, 19317
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