Fairy Tales Transport Readers to a Magical World

Museum of Texas Tech University features fairy tale art exhibit Sept. 27 – Nov. 22.

Written by: David Dean

Fairy Tale Exhibit at Texas Tech Museum

This illustration from "Little Red Riding Hood" along with several others will be featured in the new Fairy Tale Art exhibit.

The Museum of Texas Tech University presents Fairy Tale Art: Illustrations from Children’s Books, curated by Sylvia Nissley. The exhibit opens Sunday, Sept. 27, and continues through Nov. 22, in Gallery 1, located at 3301 4th Street.

Fairy Tale Art offers a magic journey to a timeless, enchanted, dream-like world. The exhibit will feature 59 original illustrations from well-loved classic fairy tales as well as modern variations on traditional tales such as “The Firebird,” “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Little Red Riding Hood.” The exhibition will also feature modern versions such as “Cinderella’s Dress,” “Child of the Faerie: Child of the Earth” and “The Hungry Coat.”

The artworks reflect a variety of mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and mixed media. The magical settings for the stories are created by award winning artists including Kinuko Y. Craft, DEMI, Jane Dyer, Marilee Heyer, Trina Schart Hyman, Jim LaMarche, Barry Moser and Susan Paradis.

For more information please contact David Dean at (806) 742-2442.

Museum of Texas Tech

The Museum of Texas Tech University was established in 1929.

It consists of the main Museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, the research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, and the Val Verde County research site.

The museum also offers master's degrees in Museum Science and Heritage Management and a wide variety of educational programs for the general public.

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The museum is located at Fourth Street and Indiana Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed on Monday.

To request special assistance, contact the Museum Education office at museum.education@ttu.edu or call (806) 742-2432.