The Pursuit of Everything presents a colorful panorama of Maira Kalman’s picture-book career. Perhaps best known for her quirky New Yorker covers and as a pioneering visual journalist for The New York Times, Kalman has also published 18 acclaimed children’s books. She illustrates the comic adventures of Max Stravinsky, the dog-poet in Max Makes a Million (1990), and the escapades of a gluttonous canine named Pete in What Pete Ate from A-Z ("Really!") (2001). The exhibition features Kalman’s kaleidoscopic paintings from Next Stop Grand Central (1999) alongside illustrations from her recent publications Beloved Dog (2015) and Cake (2018). Kalman addresses important historical figures and events in Looking at Lincoln (2012), Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote (2018), and the 9/11-inspired Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (2002). Balancing the ridiculous and the profound, Kalman’s beautifully crafted paintings and witty word play delight audiences of all ages.

The Pursuit of Everything is curated by Jane Bayard Curley. It premiered at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (June 22 – September 15, 2019).

Upcoming dates

Download schedule

Schedules

  • Starting Sunday, November 10th, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, April 05, 2020 — all day

Venue

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA, MA 01002

Contact

Sandy Soderberg

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