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The Attic at Academy Square is the Provo City Library's brand new exhibit space dedicated to bringing in the best art, science, and history exhibits from around the country.

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Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books

JULY 16 - SEPTEMBER 23 2015

This exhibition will present the most extensive public showing ever of original illustration art from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books—the history-making experiment that celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2007. 

Launched in 1942—the first full year of America’s involvement in the Second World War—Little Golden Books made high quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Among the artists who contributed to the ambitious series were greats of the European émigré community (including Garth Williams, Feodor Rojankovsky, and Tibor Gergely) who had gathered in New York as the European situation worsened; alumni of the Walt Disney Studios (including Gustaf Tenggren, Martin Provensen, J.P. Miller, and Mary Blair), who came East for the artistic freedom and control associated with picture-book making; and such American originals as Eloise Wilkin, Elizabeth Orton Jones, Richard Scarry, and Hilary Knight.

60 masterpieces of original illustration art by these and other artists—chosen from the vast Random House archive—will be featured in the exhibition, including examples from such picture-book classics as The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, Home for a Bunny, The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse, The Color Kittens, I Can Fly, and more. 

This exhibit is organized and circulated by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas. 

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THIS EXHIBIT

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Little Artists: The Color Kittens

Friday July 17, July 31, August 7, and August 14
11:00 am, The Attic

A special art story time for children aged 3-6 and their parents or caregivers. Explore the world of color with the Color Kittens! Pre-register for one session of Little Artists at the beginning of each week at the Children’s Desk or by calling 801-852-6682 (all sessions are the same). Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

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Little Scientists: Two Little Gardeners

Friday August 21, August 28, September 4, and September 11
11:00 am, The Attic

A special science story time for children aged 3-6 and their parents or caregivers. How does your garden grow? Find out with Two Little Gardeners! Pre-register for one session of Little Scientists at the beginning of each week at the Children’s Desk or by calling 801-852-6682 (all sessions are the same). Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

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The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci

On display November 2 - December 23 2015

Leonardo’s scientific and technical drawing have captured the imagination for centuries. This exhibition focuses on 16 drawings, reproducing Leonardo’s drawings on graphic panels and also realizing the idea in model form. Originally developed by the IBM Corporation, this interpretive exhibition encourages visitors to explore these concepts, in many cases through hands-on experiences with working models. 

 

This exhibit was organized by the IBM Corporation, and is circulated by The Exhibition Alliance. 

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Shaping the Arts

On display January 2016

Shaping the Arts is a group exhibit of Utah artists who play a significant role in arts education at the High School level. All young artists start somewhere and often this begins with focused attention and encouragement from teachers. The artists selected for this exhibit range in style from painting to photography. Through their professional experience they pass on enthusiasm and knowledge to Utah’s young artists; shaping the future of our culture. The exhibit includes artworks by Steven Bartholomen, John Carlisle, Chad Crane, Christine Fedor, Jethro Gillespie, Alexa Hall, Randy Marsh, Bernard Meyers, James Rees, Bruce Robertson and Justin Wheatley. 

 (Featured image: Remnants of Life by James Rees, Oil on canvas)

This exhibit is organized and circulated by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. 

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Green Revolution

On display February - April 2016

Go green with Green Revolution! Come explore how you and your family can be more eco-friendly with a new Smithsonian eco-zibit, made from recycled and repurposed materials. Green Revolution focuses on important environmental issues such as alternative energy sources, green building, recycling, and waste management.

 

This version of Green Revolution is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and its Black Creativity Council and is made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. 

 Questions? Contact Erika Hill: 801-852-7685

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