Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight “Eloise at the Museum”

The New-York Historical Society

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[Image: Hilary Knight, Illustration for the Plaza Hotel children’s menu (1957-8) Paper. Collection of Hilary Knight. Copyright © by Kay Thompson]
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The New-York Historical Society celebrates the feisty charm and audacious spirit of Eloise, who continues to be a picture book superstar more than 60 years after her debut. Eloise at the Museum reveals the creative collaboration between cabaret star Kay Thompson (1909–1998) and the young illustrator Hilary Knight (b. 1926) that brought the precocious character to life. The exhibition showcases more than 75 objects, ranging from original manuscript pages to sketchbooks, portraits, photographs, and vintage dolls. Organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, where it debuted earlier this year, New-York Historical’s presentation fully immerses visitors into Eloise’s world with evocations of the grand lobby of the Plaza Hotel, her bedroom―complete with a storytelling corner―and her bubbly “bawthroom,” where she often made mischief. A host of family activities bring the Plaza’s most famous resident to life throughout the exhibition’s run, inviting young visitors to explore the exhibition in creative ways.

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Schedule

from June 30, 2017 to October 09, 2017

Website

https://www.nyhistory.org (venue's website)

Fee

Adults: $12, Seniors and Educators: $9, Members; Students: $7, Children under 12(accompanied by adults) and on Fridays from 6 pm to 8 pm: Free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
sundays opening at 11:00, sundays closing at 17:45, fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on selected holiday Mondays and Mondays during special exhibitions for school and adult groups.

Access

Address: 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-873-3400

Between 76th and 77th Street. Subway: B or C to 81st Street.

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