Not just kids’ stuff

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 2, 2006

This exhibition is informative in many other ways. Who knew that Gertrude Stein wrote a children’s book? Her 1939 The World Is Round was illustrated by Clement, who wrote to her that he “tried to retain something of a painter’s quality to the drawing to offset the setness of the printing.” The character of the book is named Rose, which plays with Stein’s most well-known quote from a poem: “A rose is a rose is a rose.”

The exhibition originated at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont when the RISD Museum’s current director, Hope Alswang, was the director there, and was curated with input from Thacher Hurd. When Alswang succeeded only this year in preventing the museum from closing its main building for two years during renovation, the exhibition became available for last-minute scheduling.

An accompanying exhibition is being presented concurrently. “Draw Me a Story: Illustration from the Museum’s Collection” is a selection of 19th- and 20th-century illustrations by such artists as Arthur Rackham, Charles Addams, Saul Steinberg and RISD alum Chris Van Allsburg and Roz Chast. 

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