May 22, 2009

Wizards of Pop

Next Thursday, May 28th marks the opening of “Wizards of Pop” at the NCCIL in Abilene, Texas. Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart worked with The National Center for Children's Illustrated to produce a pop-up exhibition centered around some of their most well known titles. Giant life-size pops from Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz and Dinosaurs will share space with framed original art. There will even be a four-foot tiger from Jungle Book ready to pounce on any unsuspecting visitors. Now you don’t get that in any old art exhibit!

The opening events are as follows:

Thursday, May 28 - 6:30 pm - "Paper Boys"
FREE community Gallery Talk with Sabuda and Reinhart

Friday, May 29 - 6:30 pm - "Pop Culture"
An evening with Sabuda and Reinhart. Check for tickets:

Saturday, May 30 - 10:00 am - "Magical World of Popups"
FREE Children's Workshop with Sabuda and Reinhart

The exhibition will be traveling to other museums and libraries over the next few years, so if you can’t come to Texas; the pop-up may come to you!

- Kyle

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