The Original Art 2017 Exhibit

The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is proud to present The Original Art, an annual exhibit celebrating the fine art of children’s book illustration, on display from November 1 through December 23, 2017.

Founded in 1980 by illustrators’ agent and art director Dilys Evans, this exhibit showcases the original art from the year’s best children’s books. The 2017 exhibit features books selected by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors, and editors.

Awards honoring tops books and artists will be announced in last August. These awards include Gold and Silver Medals representing the best books of the year are selected by the jurors, Lifetime Achievement Awards, and The Dilys Evans Founder’s Award celebrates the most promising new talent in children’s book illustration.

The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street, NYC) at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 2. Tickets are on sale for $25 members/ $30 nonmembers. A prix-fixe dinner is available by reservation only in the Society’s historic Hall of Fame Dining Room immediately following the awards ceremony.

Exhibit Info


November 01, 2017 to December 23, 2017