Meet Me at the Art Museum: A Whimsical Look Behind the Scenes {Review}

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Meet Me at the Art Museum: A Whimsical Look Behind the Scenes {Review}Meet Me at the Art Museum by David Goldin

Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Art
Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers on November 2012
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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After being discarded on the floor of an art museum, Stub (a museum ticket) has nowhere to go until Daisy the docent's helper (a name tag) finds him and offers him a tour of the museum. Stub meets a badge who keeps the artworks safe, a computer who archives them, and other characters who work there. From the director's office to the library to the conservator's studio to the loading dock, Stub discovers who does what, and what goes on, behind the scenes at the museum. He even finds a home for himself among the museum's many treasures!

David Goldin combines actual artworks by famous artists, found pieces, and digital art to tell Stub's sweet story. Filled with fun facts and a glossary, the book wonderfully introduces young readers to all that museums have to offer.

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A Whimsical Look Behind the Scenes

Meet Me at the Museum is a cute behind-the-scenes field trip in a book. Full of imagination and fun, adventurous readers can learn bits and pieces of what an art museum is for as well as spark an interest to go see one in person. Full of vocabulary to learn who is who and what is what at the museum. It would be a fun resource for school.

Meet Me at the Art Museum Children's Book Review

 

Praise for Meet Me at the Art Museum:
“An engaging and enlivening introduction for kids and adults alike.”
Kirkus Reviews

“The googly-eyed characters make it quite enjoyable to pick up the book and get a feel for what makes a museum work, explaining both public and private areas.”
Booklist

“The volume offers an adequate overview of museum operations.”
School Library Journal

“The book works best as a basic introduction to what a museum is and how it works; the paintings and sculptures are ID’d on the closing page.”
Publishers Weekly

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Our trip to the Art Museum (picture collage)

About David Goldin

David Goldin is well known for his work with the New Yorker, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and many other media outlets. His work has also been included in many exhibitions. He lives in Willow, New York.

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