David (Shannon) Goes to the Museum

February 9 through April 16, 2017

David (Shannon) Goes to the Museum: The Illustrations of David Shannon

David (Shannon) Goes to the Museum highlights the whimsical and humorous art of internationally acclaimed author and illustrator David Shannon. One of his most popular books, No, David, is a semi-autobiographical story of a young boy being constantly told, “No, David!” by his mother. Seventy-five original illustrations—including sketches, studies, and final illustrations—for this book and others will be on display.

David Shannon’s work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, as well as numerous book jackets and posters. After illustrating several books by other authors, Shannon was encouraged to try writing his own stories. His first book How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball was named a New York Times best-illustrated book in 1994. No, David received a Caldecott Honor in 1999. Shannon has written and/or illustrated over 35 books for children.

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This exhibition is underwritten by the Folkert Family Foundation. Media Sponsor—WGVU Public Media. Additional support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.