Exquisite Virginia Lee Burton art exhibition @GalleryA4 Takenaka Corporation Foundation in Tokyo Japan | loans from Cape Ann Museum and Sawyer Free Library

Watch this beautiful video tour to see a world class exhibition design in Tokyo for Virginia Lee Burton worthy of her legacy. The creative and smart installation looks stunning! The temporary summer show will be up through August. Gallery A4 is a public foundation established by Takenaka Corporation. Photos from Gallery A4 web site. 

There’s also an exhibition featuring the Art of Eric Carle up through July at the Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. 

Gallery A4 Tokyo exhibit Virginia Lee Burton

a ‘must-see’ video of the installation

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Virginia Lee Burton in Gloucester

video caption: Virginia Lee Burton, children’s book author/illustrator, Folly Cove textile designer and founder, resided and worked in Gloucester, MA, where she created some of America’s most popular children’s books. She received the Caldecott medal in 1943 for The Little House. Other books include Katy and the Big Snow and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Excerpts from her Caldecott speech. Music: The Little House, 1926, by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. 

katy ghwalk
Find the link to PDF print out of Burton’s wonderful Caldecott speech

Virginia Lee Burton display at Cape Ann Museum 2011.

Virginia Lee Burton display at CAM 2011

5 thoughts on “Exquisite Virginia Lee Burton art exhibition @GalleryA4 Takenaka Corporation Foundation in Tokyo Japan | loans from Cape Ann Museum and Sawyer Free Library

  1. The exhibition is so beautifully and creatively designed! One feels immersed in Burton’s imaginative and energetic oeuvre. I’m curious about the gallery’s connection to her work and where all the material in the show is archived.

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    1. Morning, Morgan. Indeed it sparkles–such a sensitive design of space, display and art–expansive despite its small footprint! (Aside: this weekend is the last chance to see Robert McCloskey’s Make Way For Ducklings retrospective at the MFA. IT IS A MUST SEE–, McCloskey’s drawings are gorgeous–but the exhibit design isn’t at this level. However, the display of the same McCloskey show at the Eric Carle Museum knocked my socks off for a its level of appreciation and refinement http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/make-way-for-duckling)

      Burton’s masterpieces are held in Gloucester thanks to her family. The Cape Ann Museum is the primary repository. The library has the original drawings for Katy.


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