Join us for a preview of this season’s new exhibit:
The Children’s Room
A Exhibit of books for kids by Wellfleet’s the mid-century community
A collaboration between the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, the Wellfleet Historical Society and Museum and the Wellfleet Library
Considering Wellfleet’s size, it’s mid 20th century denizens produced an astounding number of excellent books for kids. These include Juliet Kepes’ Caldecott Award winning Five Little Monkeys, over fifty books illustrated by Ati Gropius Johansen, many by the pair of Dorothy Sterling and Winifred Lubell, and a host with illustrations by design icons Ivan Chemayeff and Paul Rand, with his wife, Ann Rand / Ozbekhan. Others creators include, Aylette Jenness, Joanna Fabris, Norma Simon and Xavier Gonzalez.
Members of this group studied and taught at the New Bauhaus, Black Mountain Collage, and other schools that had adopted the principles of the Bauhaus. These books for young people show another way these ideas were transmitted in a joyful and deceptively simple way.
The exhibit includes many books and original illustrations.