4 October–2 December 1984
Marcia Brown is the only three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal for excellent illustration of children’s books. The Illustrator as Storyteller featured 15 prints, drawings, and collages by Brown from her stories Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Once a Mouse, Shadow, Dick Whittington’s Cat, and Stone Soup. These works were borrowed from the larger exhibition, The Illustrator as Storyteller: Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, 1938–1984 on display at the Chicago Public Library’s Cultural Center, which featured illustrators such as Maurice Sendak. Both exhibitions were held in conjunction with a conference on the picture book as communication device at the University of Chicago.
Funding for the exhibition was provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.