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Opening Reception: Quack! Quack! The Wonderful World of Robert Quackenbush

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 6:00 PM | Members' Room | for members and guests | free of charge | registration required

Members and guests are cordially invited to celebrate the opening of this delightful new exhibition with light refreshments and a chance to speak with the curator and contributors.

Quack! Quack! is open to the public in the Assunta, Ignazio, Ada and Romano Peluso Exhibition Gallery March 2-December 31, 2023. More details on the exhibition can be found here.

Starring in the Library’s first children’s book exhibition are the famous "ducktective" Miss Mallard and other amazing creatures brought to life by writer and illustrator Robert Quackenbush (1929-2021). A beloved member of our Library and one of the founding judges of our Young Writers Awards, Robert instilled in children here and around the world his own deep love of books and reading. Books and archival material from the Quackenbush collection, generously lent by Margery Quackenbush, will introduce visitors to Quackenbush’s delightful world of characters and clues, with insight into his creativity and artistic process.

Quack! Quack! was curated by Head of Exhibitions Harriet Shapiro and guest curator Katie Fricas, and designed by Doreen Pastore.

This exhibition is generously supported by a gift in memory of Susan Goodstein Lerner.