Lisa and Corduroy in Her Bedroom. Courtesy of Kerlan Collection, Children’s Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota via MCNY
Thanks to Untapped Cities’ special partnership with the Museum of the City of New York, you can take a curator led walkthrough of the museum’s latest exhibit, A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York. This exhibit explores Freeman’s work illustrating the beloved children’s book character Corduroy and beyond, including drawings, sketches, and paintings based on life in New York City. See the artwork and get inside information from one of the curators of the exhibit on this exclusive tour. If you are an Untapped Cities Insiders, you can join this tour for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special New York City events all year long!
DATE: Monday, December 10th, 2018 5:00PM-6:00PM
PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!
CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Open now!
The adventures of Corduroy, the stuffed bear in green overalls, have been delighting children and adults for half a century—ever since Don Freeman’s children’s classic was published in 1968. But few know about Freeman’s long career as an artist who documented New York. A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York presents the gamut of Freeman’s New York work, from his lively and humane depictions of ordinary New Yorkers and the city in the 1930s, to his illustrated scenes of the Broadway backstage, to his children’s books inspired by the city, including not just the Corduroy books but also Pet at the Met and Hattie the Backstage Bat. The exhibition features drawings, paintings, publications, and prints, as well as the artist’s original studies and sketches of Corduroy and other characters.