Defining Moments: An Exhibition of Works by Bryan Collier

Collier exhibit

bcOrganized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the Reginald F. Lewis  Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture opens an exhibit of works by Maryland native Bryan Collier, who is known for mixing elements of watercolor and collage (January 19 thru May 26, 2013) . Collier is the author and illustrator of the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book Uptown. He received Caldecott Honors for the books Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, which was also a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book; Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, which received the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award; and, most recently, and Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill.

Bryan Collier became interested in art at an early age. “At home and at school, I was encouraged to read. I remember the first books with pictures that I read by myself were ‘The Snowy Day’ by Ezra Jack Keats and ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’ by Crockett Johnson. I liked the stories, but I really liked the pictures. Mr. Collier lives in New York.”Visit him at


Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
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