The Skirball Cultural Center is hosting “The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats” exhibit.
The curators have gathered more than 80 original works for this art show. Visitors will see sketches, paintings, collages, picture book dummies, and finished pieces. It will be on view until September 7, 2014.
Here’s more from the press release: “Published at the height of the American civil rights movement, Keats’s landmark book The Snowy Day (1962) represents an historic milestone, featuring the first African American protagonist in a full-color children’s picture book. The Snowy Day went on to win the Caldecott Medal and has sold over five million copies to date, inspiring generations of readers and authors alike.” What’s your favorite Keats picture book?