Sunday, December 22, 2013

Then and Now and In Between

"Tomie dePaola: Then" closed on Friday, December 20, 2013, at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH.  "Then" featured artwork from junior high school through the mid-1970s.

"Tomie dePaola: Now" will open at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH, on Friday, September 19, 2014, four days after Tomie's 80th birthday on Monday, September 15, 2014.  "Now" will feature artwork from the mid-1970s until "now."

In between the exhibits of "Then" and "Now," there is a wonderful electronic exhibition on the University of Connecticut website.

Andrew Maloney of Simmons College
created the electronic exhibit "A Life in Art: The Tomie dePaola Papers," with the help of Terri Goldich, Curator, Northeast Children's Literature Collection (NCLC).  Andrew interned during the summer of 2013 at NCLC where most of Tomie's archives are stored.  NCLC is at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, Connecticut.
"A Life in Art: The Tomie dePaola Papers"
Click on "View the Exhibit."

(Adults might want to view pages 9, 93 and 107 of the 140-page PDF before showing to children.)

The Picture Index begins on page 137.