The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children

Event Date

Sunday, September 15, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm


Dates & times for September 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm


High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta GA 30309


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The High premieres this colorful exhibition exploring the extensive catalog of Maira Kalman’s imaginative stories and illustrations, which have delighted readers of all ages for more than 30 years. Perhaps best known for her quirky New Yorker magazine covers and brilliant pictorial essays, Kalman (American, born 1949) has published more than a dozen books for adults and 18 acclaimed children’s books, beginning with the game-changing picture book Stay Up Late (1985), which gave visual form to the popular Talking Heads song from their Little Creatures album. The Pursuit of Everything provides an immersive panorama of Kalman’s picture book career, including newer publications like Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote (2018), authored by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and the illustrated cookbook Cake (2018), written in collaboration with the food writer Barbara Scott-Goodman. This exhibition marks the High’s fourth collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which organized the show and will present it in Amherst, Mass., from October 13, 2019, through January 19, 2020. This exhibition is organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst Massachusetts.

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - 12 noon to 5 p.m.

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  • Handicapped Accessible