Exhibit - Dick Bruna and Black Bears and Japanese Matchboxes

  • 07 Dec 2018
  • 08 Mar 2019
  • Katherine Small Gallery, 108 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143


Dick Bruna and Black Bears and Japanese Matchboxes

On exhibit until March 8, 2019

Open Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 AM - 6:00 AM
(or by appointment)

Katherine Small Gallery, 108 Beacon St,
Somerville, MA 02143

The work of the Dutch children's book author and illustrator is wildly popular in Japan. While Dick Bruna was writing and illustrating his earliest books for children, he was also designing book covers for mysteries and detective novels. On the other side of the world, Japanese artists and designers were designing matchbox labels. What do Dick Bruna's covers have to do with Japanese matchboxes? This exhibition finally answers that question by showing thirty-eight of Bruna's midcentury covers alongside thirty-eight vintage Japanese matchboxes. 

To learn more, please visit the Katherine Small Gallery website.

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