Special Collections and University Archives

The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to host a new exhibit on Lois Lenski.  “Lois Lenski: Art, Illustration, Literature, Research” is an exhibit designed around four themes utilizing materials from the Lois Lenski Papers and collections housed in SCUA. The exhibit attempts to show some aspects of Lois Lenski’s work that are familiar to many readers of her children’s books, but also highlight other aspects of her work that are not so well known. Lois Lenksi was a very talented (and prolific!) children’s author but she was also much more than that. She was a well-published illustrator of many types of books for other authors.  She was an accomplished artist, producing quality work in pencil, watercolor, oils, and engraving. She also did very intensive research for both her historical and regional children’s books. This exhibit hopes to expand the knowledge of Lenski’s accomplishments and provide context to her life’s work. The exhibit, located in the Hodges Reading Room, will be up through May 31, 2014.

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