Beloved children’s book character Corduroy has a place on many a bookshelf. But what those children and their parents may not know is that the book’s author, Don Freeman, wrote other books about the City (including Pet of the Met and Hattie the Backstage Bat) and represented the City in many of his works outside of children’s publications, including drawings, paintings and prints. The Museum of the City of New York celebrates Freeman’s connection to NYC by displaying a number of those works, alongside original studies and sketches of some of his most famous characters.
Apr 24 — ongoing
Courtesy, University of Minnesota