Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey

make-way-for-the-ducklingsTo celebrate the 75th anniversary of the children’s book set in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), the MFA has created an exhibition that tracks the career of the book’s author and illustrator Robert McCloskey.

With art from Make Way for Ducklings at its center, the retrospective presents more than 50 works, including studies for other books written and illustrated by McCloskey. An exhibition highlight is the miniature bronze model for Nancy Schön’s Make Way for Ducklings sculpture, commissioned for the Boston Public Garden in 1985.

Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey
November 25, 2016 – June 18, 2017
Click here to learn more about the McCloskey exhibit

Above: Robert McCloskey, Drawing for Make Way for Ducklings (“There they waded ashore and waddled along till they came to the highway.”), 1941. Graphite on paper. Courtesy of The May Massee Collection, Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives, Emporia State University.

2 responses to “Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey

  1. I’ll have to check this out soon when I’m in Boston again. Great find!

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  2. And always remember the Paget family that to this day runs the swan boats.

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