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National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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An Art Museum, Of Sorts

The displays in this museum are all temporary, and this September they were of Oliver Jeffer's book... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Austin, Texas
What a great find!

Happened across this in some literature on Abilene. We had a pleasant your or so visiting. Glad... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Fowler, OH
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

The displays in this museum are all temporary, and this September they were of Oliver Jeffer's book illustrations. Because the displays rotate on a seasonal basis, there's always something new to see. The artwork is nicely displayed on the walls, with the books displayed right...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank KerryandTim
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Happened across this in some literature on Abilene. We had a pleasant your or so visiting. Glad we did!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tmrdmr
Debbie L, Exhibitions Director at National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

So glad that you enjoyed the Oliver Jeffers exhibition. Our next exhibition opens in October with Caldecott Award winning Sophie Blackall.

Reviewed June 24, 2018

I went with my daughter and grandson to the annual Calf Festival.Even though it was extremely hot we had a wonderful time.Would visit again during this time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Matthew N
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Tried to visit and found they were closed until June 7th. Also, they are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There's plenty of temporary (2 hour) parking along the street and in the small adjacent lot. Several statues sit along the street for photo-ops. The area...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank wendyquest
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

A must stop for this New Hampshire librarian... I was warmly welcomed and enjoyed the beautifully framed art work from many of my favorite illustrators....so pleased to hear that a good part of the collection is going on the road...perhaps it will come to a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Susan T
Reviewed March 24, 2018

This was worth the stop on our way to Austin from Lubbock (but then again, I love books!). It's a small museum but very tasteful. The docent was knowledgable and approachable and filled us in on the history of how this museum came to be....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

The art classes and activities they have for kids are amazing. They learned so much in a short period of time offering a variety of projects they could choose to complete. Great staff with awesome stories!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Anita P
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

The exhibit was terrific. So many original art works from books we enjoy. You can see the hard work the illustrators put into each piece. We also attended the free Saturday art class. The day's subject, block prints. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. Excellent...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank dakotahg572
Reviewed January 28, 2018

If you like children's literature (and who doesn't?), you will love taking the time to visit this gem. It has rotating art shows, so who knows what you will get to enjoy when you get there!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ExploreWorld9732
Debbie L, Manager at National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Thank you so much for coming! Our next exhibition is a 50 year retrospective of of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award. The show will be on display Feb. 8- May 22, 2018.

Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is THE National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature! Seriously! NATIONAL!!! The most famous illustrators have their work displayed here and open their own exhibit then their work travels around the country! This is a DO NOT MISS spot!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Amy B
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