Caldecott Medal-winning books on display at 540 Powell. Photo by Erasmo Guerra.
Named after the 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the prestigious Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Academy of Art University Library has each of the 81 Caldecott Medal-winning books, spanning the entire history that the award has been in existence since 1938. In a joint effort between the library and the School of Illustration (ILL), 40 of these titles have been on display recently in two separate exhibits—20 at 540 Powell, in the lobby across from the campus host desk, and 20 at the entrance of the library at 180 New Montgomery.