Focused on the lives of three women rendered in detailed paintings by Barbara Cooney, this exhibition explores how Cooney crafted rich biographies in text and image.
Barbara Cooney is a beloved author and artist of more than 100 children’s books. The Bowdoin College Museum of Art holds a major collection of her paintings and drawings. This exhibition brings together works related to three of her books: Miss Rumphius,Hattie and the Wild Waves, and Eleanor. It also celebrates the recent gift of original preparatory sketches and manuscripts for Eleanor. Focused on the lives of three women rendered in detailed paintings, this exhibition explores how Cooney crafted rich biographies in text and image.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 4:30 p.m. | Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Lecture, "Travels with Hattie & Eleanor: Researching Biography with Barbara Cooney" Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorate Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, speaks about the research of Barbara Cooney, her aunt, to prepare paintings for Hattie and the Wild Waves and Eleanor.
Free and open to the public.
Saturday, August 6, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Family Saturday at the Museum of Art focusing onBarbara Cooney: Drawing Biography. Bowdoin College students lead the morning's activities for families. Enjoy a tour of the exhibition, Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography, hear readings of three Barbara Cooney books, and create an illustrated story of your own!