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From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick


Caldecott award-winning and New York Times best-selling children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick creates powerful imagery by combining intricately rendered drawings, historical reference, and film. From Houdini to Hugo presents 100 original drawings and paintings from Selznick's seventeen books, including The Houdini Box, Barnyard Prayers, Walt Whitman: Words for America, The Doll People, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, Our House, When Marian Sang, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and Frindle. Brian Selznick's world comprises magical narratives and characters as diverse as the great Houdini, wordsmith Walt Whitman, celebrated singer Marian Anderson, and Hugo Cabret -- an orphan who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. This exhibition comes on the heels of the spring 2013 release of Brian Selznick's new book, Wonderstruck, and the November 2011 release of a major motion picture, Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and based on Selznick's 2007 book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.