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Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

July 04, 2014 - October 13, 2014

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Madeline’s publication, the New-York Historical Society will honor the beloved schoolgirl and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks.

Madeline at the Paris Flower Market © 1955 Ludwig Bemelmans, oil painting. Collection of Barbara Bemelmans. Organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst MA

In addition to drawings from all six Madeline books, the exhibition will also feature Bemelmans' drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York, murals from a rediscovered Paris bistro, panels from the Onassis yacht, and a cache of fabrics based on an early picture book.

This exhibition is organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA

Related Programs:

Madeline's Tea Party: Wednesdays, July 16, August 13, September 10 and October 8; 3 – 5 pm

$40 per child ($35 per child Member); $50 per adult ($40 per adult Member)
Includes tea party and admission to Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans
Enjoy an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline! Families will choose from a uniquely crafted menu that evokes Paris while listening to some of their favorite Madeline books read aloud. They can then visit the special exhibition Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans.

Creative: Tronvig Group