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Golden Legacy:
Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books

October 27 - December 17

Little Golden Books Exhibit Gallery Card
All images © Random House.
Extended Hours during Exhibit
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED: Thursday, Nov. 23 - Saturday, Nov. 25
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Margaret Wise Brown's Manners / by Margaret Wise Brown; illus. by Nicola Slater
© Random House.
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The Secret Garden / by Frances Gilbert; illus. by Brigette Barrager
© Random House.

Exhibition Reception:
Friday, Nov. 3, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Diane Muldrow, editor of Little Golden Books and author of the "Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book" series, will present from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Book signing to follow. A selection of books will be available for purchase or attendees may bring their own copies.

Little Golden Books Family Afternoon
Saturday, Nov. 18, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Children in grades K-2 and their families are invited to an afternoon of reading, arts & crafts, and light refreshments as we celebrate 75 years of Little Golden Books in the Berkowitz Gallery. While you're here, peruse the exhibition of original artwork on display as part of the Golden Legacy exhibition, and enter to win door prizes featuring Little Golden Books merchandise. The event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, please visit:

The exhibition and events are part of the university’s 2017 Young Authors’ Festival that promotes literacy for children and their families. For more information about the 2017 festival, visit

Events are free to the public. Complimentary refreshments provided.The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is located on the third floor of the Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Call (313)-593-5087 for further information. Anyone requiring accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact (313)-593-5087 prior to Oct. 20.

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Featured University Art Collection Piece

Featured collection glass artwork

Soft Cylinder, Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), blown glass, 1984.
Gift of Edward C. and Mary Ellen Wall, Collection of UM-Dearborn (2009.024),
Photograph by Kip Kriigel

Highly esteemed American glass artist Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) is widely acknowledged for his role in promoting the recognition of studio glass as a fine art form. With this work, Chihuly returned to his “pick-up drawing” technique used previously in his Basket series. This time, Chihuly and his team used shard drawings to obtain more colorful compositions and intricate design patterns. The process begins with blowing a bubble and breaking it into shards. Glass threads are fused to the shard pieces with a torch in designs reflecting Navajo Blanket patterns. The detailed shard piece is then surrounded by additional glass threads and laid out on a steel table called a marver. A molten glass form on a blowpipe is then rolled over the shards and threads fusing the pieces together to form the end result, a Soft Cylinder.

---Laura Cotton, Art Curator and Gallery Manager

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