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Jewish Museum Presents MAIRA'S WORLD OF STORYBOOKS

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MAIRA'S WORLD OF STORYBOOKS WITH AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR MAIRA KALMAN
AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM
SUNDAY, APRIL 3

The Jewish Museum will present Maira's World of Storybooks on Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 pm. Families can meet artist, illustrator and author Maira Kalman at a special reading from some of her whimsical children's books. Illustrations from Kalman's works such as What Pete Ate From A to Z and 13 Words will be projected for all to see while she shares her stories with families. This program is presented in conjunction with The Jewish Museum's new exhibition, Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World).

Tickets are $16 per adult; $11 per child; $13 adult Jewish Museum family level member; and $9 child Jewish Museum family level member. This program is for children age 4 and up. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets can be purchased online at the Museum's web site, http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/kalmanevents.

This first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman features a selection spanning thirty years of 100 original paintings, drawings, and sketches shown along with the many ways Kalman's work has entered contemporary culture - in books and magazines, and on commercial products, from clothing to watches. Less widely seen works in photography, embroidery, textiles, and performance are also included. Kalman illuminates contemporary life with a profound sense of joy and unique sense of humor. A generation grew up reading Ooh-La-La (Max in Love), the adventures of Max Stravinsky, the Parisian dog poet, and one of Kalman's twelve books for children.

Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Family programs are funded, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, with additional support from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. We thank the following for their generosity: The Kekst Family, MetLife Foundation, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Alperin Family Foundation, The Pumpkin Foundation at the request of Joseph H. and Carol F. Reich, L'Oreal USA, Inc., Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, George and Frances Armour Foundation, Michael Tuch Foundation, Jewish Community Youth Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. We gratefully acknowledge public support from: New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Domenic M. Recchia Jr., Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick, Council Member Brad Lander, Council Member Mark Weprin, and other City Council Members.

General Information
The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan. Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum's website at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200.

About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was established on January 20, 1904 when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, The Jewish Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects - paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.

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