Enjoy this video from the 2020 winter exhibition 20 for 20: Celebrating Michigan Illustrators, a curated view of children’s illustrators from across the mitten.
The Muskegon Museum of Art organized this curated view of children’s illustrators from across the mitten in recognition of the artistic talent stemming from within our state. We were thrilled to exhibit the work of both nationally recognized household names in children’s literature alongside emerging illustrators from the state in this 2020 winter exhibition. The exhibition was a collaged experience, celebrating the differences within the illustrative process that exemplifies the various ways artists come to create a piece, and challenges the viewer to adjust their definition of what it means to be an illustrator. From paintings, drawings, and collages, to pieces that are entirely digitally rendered, the exhibition celebrated the diversity found among illustrators here in Michigan.
Heidi Woodward Sheffield
Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
20 for 20: Celebrating Michigan Illustrators was underwritten by The Folkert Family Foundation and the DTE Foundation.