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The Snowy Day and the Art
of Ezra Jack Keats

First major exhibition in the U.S. for the acclaimed children’s book author

Exhibition space at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Credit: G. Widman for GPTMC


July 19—October 20


The National Museum of Jewish American History is hosting the first major exhibition in the United States dedicated to the award-winning author/illustrator Ezra Jack Keats from July 19—October 20.

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats features more than 70 original works by the groundbreaking American Jewish artist of popular children’s books including Whistle for Willie, Peter’s Chair, and The Snowy Day.

Published during the heigh of the Civil Rights movement, The Snowy Day was the first time an African-American protagonist was featured in a modern full-color picture book. Keats’ work went on to become a cultural milestone, winning the prestigious Caldecott Medal and inspiring generations of readers.

In addition to excerpts from his work, a number of Keats’ personal items will be on display including an actual palette, brushes, materials used in his collages, and samples of marbled paper he created for his illustrations.

Entrance to The Snow Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats is included with your admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History. Click the button below for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.


101 S. Independence Mall East Philadelphia, PA 19106
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