‘Max and the Tag-Along Moon,’ Floyd Cooper

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The cover image for the children’s book “Max and the Tag-Along Moon,” by Floyd Cooper.

Is any art more taken for granted than the art that appears in children’s books?

The College of New Jersey’s fall exhibition, “Visual Voyage: Exploring the Media and Styles of Award Winning Children’s Book Illustrators,” represents an attempt to rectify that, by exhibiting more than 50 works by book artists Mary Azarian, Eric Carle, Floyd Cooper, Gérard DuBois, Trina Schart Hyman, Steve Jenkins, Leo Lionni, Ted Lewin, E. B. Lewis, Emily Arnold McCully, Brian Pinkney, Jerry Pinkney, Peggy Rathmann, Jan Reynolds, Faith Ringgold, William Steig, Duncan Tonatiuh, Chris Van Allsburg, David Wisniewski and Paul O. Zelinsky. Shown above is Cooper’s cover image for his book, “Max and the Tag-Along Moon.”

It is open through Dec. 14, and there is no admission charge. The gallery’s hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 7, and Sundays from 1 to 3.

The gallery is located in the AIMM Building on the TCNJ campus at 2000 Pennington Road in Ewing. For information, visit tcnj.edu/artgallery.

Art of the Day is a series of posts, each focusing on one work of art on display at a museum, gallery or other exhibition space in New Jersey. These will appear daily, though not on weekends and holidays. To suggest works of art to feature, please email njartsdaily@gmail.com.

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