Drawing on Childhood Exhibit on View at The Foundling Museum

By Maryann Yin Comment

harrypotter304The Foundling Museum, a London-based institution, will host the “Drawing on Childhood” exhibit. The curators collected artwork to showcase beloved orphans from fiction.

According to the press release, this display features characters created by Charles Dickens, J.K. Rowling, and Roald Dahl such as Oliver Twist, Harry Potter, and James of James and the Giant Peach. The closing date for has been scheduled on May 1.

Here’s more information from The Foundling Museum’s website: “The exhibition considers how illustrators of different generations have chosen key moments in stories from European folklore and fiction, and brought these child heroes to life. Exploring alternative childhoods, the show is inspired by Lemn Sissay’s 2014 Foundling Museum commission, Superman was a Foundling, which focused on the importance of looked-after children in popular culture.”