Yesterday we took a trip to the New York Historical Society to see Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans. It was marvelous!
The exhibition tells the story of Bemelmans' fascinating career and life in New York City during the early and mid twentieth century. Each gallery of the small show is filled with playful drawings, paintings, and a few special artifacts. There are funny, illustrated stories about his escapades at the Ritz Hotel and sweet letters from famous friends. We especially loved his old painting kit, complete with vibrant watercolor pallets and a jumble of brushes and pallet knives.
The show runs through October 19 and we'd highly recommend a visit.
image via Viking Press