The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York is hosting a month-long 50th anniversary celebration of French children’s publisher L’École des Loisirs, known for its irreverent and boundary-pushing stories that empower children to explore and indulge their curiosity. Festivities include a free, first-ever U.S. exhibition of original drawings by L’École des Loisirs illustrators, and a series of free kids’ workshops at Albertine Books, MoMA Design Store in SoHo, and The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn.
Curated by writer and blogger Maria Popova and with support from Honorary Chairman and legendary children’s book author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer, the exhibition will showcase original L’École des Loisirs drawings and rare reprints from timeless classics such as Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Zou by Michel Gay and Le plus malin by Mario Ramos.
All events are free, in English, and open to the public.
The exhibition is open everyday: Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm; Sun: 11am-6pm
The L’École des Loisirs 50th Anniversary Exhibition is made possible by generous support from L’École des Loisirs, Jacadi, l’Institut français, Yves Delorme, Pistache NYC and Michel et Augustin.