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The Whitney Explores the Whimsical World of Illustrator and Author Wanda Gag
April 17, 2024, 6:18.38 pm ET


Image: Wanda Gág,Spring in the Garden

Visionary artist, illustrator, and children’s book author Wanda Gág (1893–1946) is having a long overdue moment at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

On display on the Museum’s seventh floor from March 28 until December 2024, the small survey Wanda Gág’s World features 18 prints and two first editions of her children’s books, including Millions of Cats (1928), the longest-running continuously in-print American picture book. This exhibition offers visitors a unique window into the world of Wanda Gág, featuring works that have not been displayed since the 1990s. The exhibition is also one of the first solo in-person museum presentations of Gág on the East Coast in decades.

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s permanent collection, the works on view reflect Gág’s long history with the Whitney, including as a member of the Whitney Studio Club and her participation in six Whitney Biennials and Annuals between 1933 and 1941. For more information, click here

Image: Wanda Gág, Spring in the Garden, 1927. Lithograph, 11 3/8 × 13 3/4in. (28.9 × 34.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York