Work by Russell and Lillian Hoban included in 2018 US exhibition

An exhibition to be held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven, Connecticut, in 2018, will include exhibits by Russell and Lillian Hoban.

Details of what is to be exhibited are not mentioned, though the Beinecke have recently acquired the Russell Hoban Papers, an extensive collection of manuscripts and correspondence, and had already acquired work by Hoban's former wife Lillian, who illustrated many of Hoban's early books such as The Mouse and His Child.

The Beinecke web page describes the exhibition, entitled "+ The Art of Collaboration", as "exploring the excitement and power of combining separate elements to make something new, beautiful, and lasting. Drawn from the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children’s Literature, the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Literature, and the Yale Collection of American Literature, '+' considers exemplary works and the archival stories of their making to reveal the creative—and potentially destructive—tensions that are inevitable parts of artistic collaboration. Including plays, children’s books, novels, performance artworks, films, photographs, and more, the works on view demonstrate that collaboration itself is an art form. Writers and artists featured include Russell and Lillian Hoban, Richard Wright and Orson Welles, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Bert Williams and George Walker, C. D. Wright and Deborah Luster, and many more."

The exhibition runs from 19th January to 15th April 2018.

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Associated titles
The Mouse and his Child