"Babar the Elephant" Is Coming to The Tyler Museum of Art

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Laurent de Brunhoff, (French, b. 1925). The Old Lady joined the discussion. “I like this one,” she said, “because it is peaceful. I feel calm when I look at it. The elephants do not get in each other’s way.” 2003. Watercolor, graphite and ink on paper. 8 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. Courtesy of Mary Ryan Gallery, NYC

TYLER, TX

The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) announced plans for a summer
exhibition
that will lead visitors through a uniquely illustrated world that places
the
world famous, green-suited Babar the Elephant into classical works of
art. The
much-loved character will be the leading figure in Babar’s Museum of
Art,
a collection of original watercolors and studies by Laurent de
Brunhoff.
The works will be on view at the TMA June 6 through August 22.

Organizations from around the community are partnering with the TMA by
hosting
events and activities that incorporate characters and themes from
Babar’s
Museum of
Art.