Fairy Tales and Fables: Illustration and Storytelling in Art

Please join us in congratulating doctoral candidate Susana Montañés Lleras on the opening of her brilliant exhibition, Fairy Tales and Fables: Illustration and Storytelling in Art!  On view through September 8 in the Prints and Drawings galleries of the Cleveland Museum of Art (Galleries 101A & 101B), Susana’s exhibition was developed as part of her third year doctoral internship under the supervision of Dr. Britany Salsbury, Curator of Prints and Drawings.

Fairy Tales and Fables explores how illustration transformed dramatically alongside the publishing industry in Europe and the United States between the late eighteenth and the early twentieth century, changing what it meant for an artist to depict a story. The prints and drawings included in this exhibition reveal how a variety of artists—from William Blake to Edouard Manet, Arthur Rackham, Pablo Picasso, and Marc Chagall—responded to these shifts as they represented some of the day’s most popular fairy tales, fables, myths, poems, plays, and novels.
We hope you will visit her exhibition and share in our congratulations of this fantastic achievement!  Please also join us in thanking Dr. Salsbury and the superb staff of the CMA for making this exhibition possible!