Meet Me at the Art Museum
A Whimsical Look Behind the Scenes
By David Goldin
(Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781419701870, 33pp.)
Publication Date: November 2012
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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.
Praise for Meet Me at the Art Museum:
"An engaging and enlivening introduction for kids and adults alike."
"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."
"The volume offers an adequate overview of museum operations."
—School Library Journal