April 22, 2006

Hello, Moon, Hello, Hurds

If you and your family happen to find yourselves in Rhode Island in the next couple of months, stop by the Rhode Island School of Design Museum for "The World of Clement, Edith and Thacher Hurd: From Goodnight Moon to Art Dog". The exhibition, which opened yesterday, begins with a 17-foot-long mural of the Great Green Room and also includes a life-size version of the little red car from Art Dog for children to climb aboard.

If you can get to Rhode Island before July 23, the museum has also organized reading sessions and other programs for children; there's a schedule of related events to download. If you can't get away, you can watch the Museum website's audio slideshow.

The RISD Museum stop is the final one for the exhibition, which was organized by the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, another very worthwhile holiday stop, and right next door to Shelburne Farms, one of our favorite places for a busman's holiday. Oops, rabbit trail...

More on Clement Hurd, Edith Thacher Hurd, and Thacher Hurd, thanks to the wonderful Children's Literature Network website.

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