'The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats'

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September 09, 2011 through January 29, 2012

11am-5:45pm Friday-Tuesday; 11am-8pm Thursdays. Open September 9, 2011 through January 29, 2012.

The Jewish Museum

Upper East Side

All Ages

Museum admission: $12; $10 seniors; $7.50 students; free children under 12

Event description: The first major U.S. exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), this exhibition features more than 80 original works - from preliminary sketches and dummy books to final paintings and collages - for the artist's most popular books, including "The Snowy Day," which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Published at the height of the American civil-rights movement and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" became a milestone, featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book. Also on view are examples of Keats' most introspective but lesser-known output inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, as well as documentary material and photographs.

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