Best of Show

. March 30, 2015.

Come see Bad Kitty, Clifford the Big Red Dog and other famous animals from children’s literature on display at the Toledo Museum of Art, through July 5. Fifty original illustrations, loaned from the Mazza Museum in Findlay, bring the characters to life in “Best in Show: Animal Illustrations”. Spanning 90 years of illustrations, the  display includes early works like the 1930s era “Post Office Cat” by Gail Haley and illustrations like modern day “Bad Dog, Marley” by Richard Cowdrey. “Pets hold a special place in our hearts,” says Ben Sapp, director of the Mazza Museum. “Through the years many authors of children’s books have used animals to tell stories that speak to the human experience. Everyone, from the young to the old, would enjoy this exhibit.” The exhibit is free to the public and sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Company.

Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419.255.8000.