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Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature

Down the Rabbit Hole
with
Lewis Carroll and Leonard Weisgard



The Arne Nixon Center offered two coordinating exhibitions in the Henry Madden Library from September 16-October 26, 2011. On display were Lewis Carroll materials from the Center's extensive collection, including original art by Leonard Weisgard for his 1949 edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

Materials on loan were also displayed and included original Alice-themed art by Charles M. Schulz for his "Peanuts" comic strip loaned by the Charles M. Schulz Museum, www.schulzmuseum.org, anamorphic Alice bronze sculptures loaned by artist Karen Mortillaro www.karenmortillaro.com, and original art loaned by author/illustrator Byron Sewell. Also showcased were additional illustrations from picture books by Leonard Weisgard, on loan from his family.

If you missed the exhibition or would simply like to revisit it, please view this documentary video featuring the Center's and exhibition's curator, Angelica Carpenter and the exhibition's co-curator, Diane Mello. The video was filmed the last day of the exhibiton by documentary filmmaker, Joy Quigley. We hope you will enjoy it.

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