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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

Taketori Tale, Kyohei Fujita (b. 1921), n.d., Mold blown glass with gold and silver foil inclusions
Gift of Richard and Louise Abrahams, Collection of UM-Dearborn (Adp39), Photograph by Kip Kriigel

World renowned artist Kyohei Fujita was born in Japan in 1921. He is known as the father of Japanese studio glass. Many of his works, including this one, were inspired by early Japanese boxes that were richly decorated with lacquerwork and mother-of-pearl inlays, and traditionally used to store Buddhist writings, jewelry, inkstones and brushes. Fujita's celebrated ornamental glass boxes revive conventional Japanese aesthetics in a contemporary form. This breathtaking piece was mold blown with gold and silver foil inclusions. Whenever asked by collectors what to keep in the boxes, the artist usually stated "You should put your dreams in them."

---Laura Cotton, Art Curator and Gallery Manager

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