Golden Legacy: Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books Exhibition

Golden Books Celebrates 75 Years of Publishing with Exhibition of Original Classic Illustrations at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery will host one of the largest public showings of illustration art from one of the best-loved, highly-acclaimed picture book lines, Little Golden Books. The exhibition runs from Oct. 27 through Dec. 17, 2017.

On loan from The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the exhibition includes 65 original masterpieces from the beloved Little Golden Books. Classics such as “The Poky Little Puppy,” “Tootle,” “Home for a Bunny,” “The Color Kittens,” “I Can Fly,” and more will be featured. Famous illustrators included in the exhibit are: Feodor Rojankovsky, Tibor Gergely, Gustaf Tenggren, Martin Provensen, Eloise Wilkin, Garth Williams, Richard Scarry, and others.

The Guest Speaker at the exhibition reception is Diane Muldrow. Muldrow is the editorial director at Golden Books/Random House and editor of the famous Little Golden Books. The reception, on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided.

A second event, “Family Afternoon with Little Golden Books,” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Berkowitz Gallery. There will be crafts and activities for children in grades K–2, plus readings from special guest visitors. Light refreshments provided.

The Berkowitz Gallery is located on the third floor of the Mardigian Library on the UM-Dearborn campus. The gallery will have extended hours for this exhibition. For hours and more information about the events, visit the gallery’s website at

Start Date

October 27, 2017

End Date

December 17, 2017


09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128

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