Hervé Tullet

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
January 28—February 26
10 a.m.5 p.m.

A first-of-its kind exhibition debuting this weekend at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is sure to inspire kids, parents and caregivers alike.

Showcasing the extraordinary work and creative process of best-selling children’s book author and illustrator Hervé Tullet, Art Explosion: Pittsburgh will be celebrated during a special Opening Weekend at the Norhside museum.

From October 2016 workshops. Photo courtesy of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Debuting Saturday, January 28th in the Children’s Museum’s Traveling Exhibit Gallery, the exhibition will introduce visitors to the prolific French artist, Hervé Tullet, who has created more than 75 books translated into 27 languages. The beloved author of award-winning books such as Press Here, Let’s Play and I am Blop, Tullet’s signature style combines animated illustrations with interactive storytelling.

Along with Tullet’s own artwork, Explosion will include works created in collaboration with Children’s Museum visitors during workshops held in October 2016.

Visitors will meander through towering, 10-foot high art installations as they explore Tullet’s distinctive, vibrantly colored works. The unique exhibit pairs Tullet’s boundless energetic spirit with the creativity of young artists from throughout the region. The show includes collaborative works that Tullet has selected and augmented to integrate within his own original art pieces.

Don’t miss the chance to have your Hervé Tullet books signed and meet the artist in person on January 28 and 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. Tullet’s books will also be on sale in the Museum’s Little Orange Store.

The Opening Weekend events are free with museum admission.

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Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...