By Tim Kowols
The Miller Art Museum is offering an opportunity for the young at heart to see art from the pages of children’s books make the leap to its gallery walls. Since its opening last month, “Beyond Words: The Art of Regional Children’s Book Illustration” has welcomed several school groups and other guests to see the art of six illustrators, including Door County residents Malin Ekman, Mary Ellen Sisulak, and Bonnie Lieck, in a whole new, different way. Miller Art Museum Executive Director Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead says the exhibit follows its annual winter tradition of something locally and family-focused.
A nod to Ekman’s work for “Alice in Wonderland” is featured throughout the exhibit, including an interactive play and activity area. The exhibit’s closure on February 14 will mark the official end of an era for the Miller Art Museum as it was the last curated by retiring curator Deborah Rosenthal.