November 17, 2017

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Pictures of the Week | Bank Street Literary Salon

On August 4, the Bank Street College of Education hosted a literary salon at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery. Leonard Marcus, author and children’s literature historian, and curator of “The Picture Book Re-imagined,” spoke to the group about the exhibit, which highlights “the ongoing legacy of Bank Street and Pratt Institute in shaping the picture book as an art form.” The show includes original art, manuscripts, archival photos, first editions, and a collection of contemporary children’s books. A Noisy Room reading nook features the art of Leonard Weisgard, illustrator of Margaret Wise Brown’s 1939 picture book of that title, beloved by generations of children. The exhibit runs through September 15, 2016.

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From left to right: Kristin Freda, director of library services at Bank Street College; Leonard Marcus, curator; and Bank Street archivist and special collections librarian, Lindsey Wyckoff

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Gallery viewing prior to the event

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Leonard Marcus and Louise Kurshan, librarian, the 92 St. Y Nursery, in front of the Noisy Room, a spot  where Marcus encouraged visitors to  “…read as loud as they like”

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Leonard Marcus takes questions from the crowd

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