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Art Inspired by Beloved Children's Books

"Medicine for the soul." This description of books and their power to heal inspired a broad collection of art throughout the Bloomberg Children’s Center. Created by artists from across the country, the sculptures, collages, dioramas, photographs, and paintings celebrate books like Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon and E.B. White's Stuart Little. Artists selected children’s books that were meaningful to them as inspiration for a whimsical variety of original artworks to amuse and entertain children and their families.

ARtwork of a blue, checkered chair, inspired by Dr. Seuss

Title: Blue Checked Chair, 2011. Inspired by The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss, 1957
Artist: Rolla Herman, Montclair, NJ.
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, Cardiology waiting room, 2nd Floor.

Artwork of rabbits, inspired by The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

Title: The Cottontails, 2011. Inspired by The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by Du Bose Heyward, 1939
Artist: Casey Ruble, Brooklyn, NY
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, Family Lounge, 9th Floor.

Image of a mouse on a book, inspired by Stuart Little

Title: From Stuart Little Series, 2011. Inspired by Stuart Little, by E.B. White, 1945
Artist: Thomas Allen, Coloma, MI.
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, PICU Family Lounge, 4th Floor.    

Image of flowers and leaves, inspired by Goodnight Moon

Title: Hiding from the Moon, 2011. Inspired by Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, 1947
Artist: Eva Wylie, Philadelphia, PA
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, seating alcove, north, 9th Floor.

Photo Credits: the artists, Kris Graves

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