Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

By Ludwig Bemelmans. Image from nyhistory.org

By Ludwig Bemelmans. Image from nyhistory.org

We wrote about The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA earlier this year. Now New Yorkers have an opportunity to view an exhibit organized and curated by this museum in the city. The New York Historical Society will host Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans through October 19, 2014. This retrospective celebrates the beloved illustrator of the Madeline books, with over 90 original pieces. The exhibit also goes beyond his work in children's books and features drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York City, murals from a Paris bistro, panels from the Onassis yacht, and fabrics based on his illustrations for another children's book. Be sure to grab one of the special maps that outline Bemelmans favorite places in NYC, for a fun and interactive walking tour.

The New York Historical Society  is location at 170 Central Park West (at 77th Street) and is closed Mondays. Tweet or Insta us @kinderMODERN and share your experience with this exhibit!