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Golden Legacy: Original Art from 80 Years of Golden Books

Explore whimsical children’s book illustrations highlighting animals and nature as a source of love, wonder and joy.

Oct. 15, 2023 – Feb. 18, 2024

Featuring colorful illustrations from the Little Golden Books series, Golden Legacy features works from some of the best-known children’s books of the past 80 years, including "The Poky Little Puppy" illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren and "Chicken Little" illustrated by Richard Scarry. Rediscover beloved childhood classics and encounter new, soon-to-be favorites.

 

About the Little Golden Book Series

First published in 1942, Little Golden Books have delighted generations of readers. When children’s books were a luxury, the company used a uniform size to sell picture books at a modest price, making reading more accessible to families across the United States. Today, Little Golden Books boasts more than 700 book titles through Penguin Random House and has featured numerous Caldecott Medal winning illustrators.

 

This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas. 

Curator Conversations Tour

Join us for a stroll through current art exhibitions in our state-of-the-art Freyer – Newman Center galleries with a curatorial staff member. Explore our diverse art exhibitions, which support Denver Botanic Gardens’ mission to connect people to plants, and learn about the artists, artworks and processes during an engaging, interactive conversation.

Golden Legacy: Family Story Time

This Golden Book inspired story time will celebrate Golden Legacy: Original Art from 80 Years of Golden Books exhibition and feature classic stories that highlight animals and nature as a source of love, wonder and joy. Along with enjoying stories, we’ll sing songs and play with thematic materials. Best for families with infants through age 8; all ages welcome.

Every Saturday, Jan. 6 – Feb. 17 
10:30 a.m. in the Helen Fowler Library
Free admission to the library (admission to the Gardens and the Golden Legacy exhibition is separate)

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