The New-York Historical Society celebrates the feisty charm and audacious spirit of Eloise, who continues to be a picture book superstar more than 60 years after her debut. Eloise at the Museum, on view June 30, 2017 - October 9, 2017, reveals the creative collaboration between cabaret star Kay Thompson (1909–1998) and the young illustrator Hilary Knight (b. 1926) that brought the precocious character to life. The exhibition showcases more than 75 objects, ranging from original manuscript pages to sketchbooks, portraits, photographs, and vintage dolls.
It's Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight includes more than 90 artworks from all the surviving Eloise collaborations - as well as from the rest of Knight's prodigious career as a children's book artist, poster artist, magazine illustrator, and painter.
40 pages, full color. Includes essay "Getting Bored is Not Allowed" by Guest Curator, Jane Bayard Curley.