RE/MAX Advanced is a proud sponsor of
The World of Jan Brett at
the Fort Collins Museum of Art!
The World of Jan Brett
Exhibition runs from June 5th – August 23rd, 2015
Wednesday-Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm
$5 – Adults
$4 – Students with ID/Seniors
$1 – Youth 7-17
FREE – 6 and under
FCMOA members FREE. Tickets available at the museum.
Saturday, June 27th at 5:00pm – Book Signing with Jan Brett
Lincoln Center, Canyon West Room, 417 W. Magnolia St.
Book Signing Admission
FREE for Museum Members
$1 for Adults and Kids over 13
FREE for kids 12 and under.
Saturday, July 11th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
FREE Scavenger Hunt sponsored by RE/MAX Advanced.
Scavenger hunt ages: toddler to 12.
The museum’s Scavenger Hunt planned for this Sunday (6/28) with Hedgie, Jan Brett’s hedgehog friend, has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 11, 1-3 p.m. Kids from toddler to 12-year olds are invited to take part in the fun walk with Hedgie starting at the Fort Collins Museum of Art.
Reservations are a good idea; everyone is welcome to join the hunt; museum members have first-in-line status.
The Scavenger Hunt starts at the Fort Collins Museum of Art and ends at Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys. Hedgie, the hedgehog, will meet kids and parents at the museum for an on-site scavenger hunt through the Jan Brett exhibition and then lead them to:
Children will look for a dog named Molly at Wagz; they will count Colorado flags at Alpine Arts, they will find chocolate ladybugs at The Cupboard and at Kilwin’s they will find a hidden hedgehog puppet.
Story Times Featuring Jan Brett Books
Welcome to The World of Jan Brett! This fun and engaging traveling exhibition brings to life the stories of the beloved children’s author/illustrator. Original artwork, sketchbooks and themed reading environments invite visitors on a journey around the world to learn about the places and cultures from which Jan Brett gets her inspiration. From tropical rainforests to Arctic igloos, hands-on discovery zones invite visitors to step into the pages of best-loved Jan Brett stories. Your imagination will fly away into The World of Jan Brett.
Jan Brett, considered one of G.P. Putnam’s Sons brightest stars, is renowned for her picture books that annually climb to the top of the best-seller list. The admired children’s author/illustrator decided as a child that she wanted to be an illustrator. “I remember the special quiet of rainy days, when I felt that I could enter the pages of beautiful picture books.” Now, Brett tries to re-create that feeling in her own stories. Her highly detailed paintings and illustrative borders, rich in cultural narration from the various locales her books explore have received international attention and recognition.
The exhibition welcomes all ages into the vivid cultures and endless imagination of these timeless children’s tales. “When you look at my illustrations I hope they take you to a different place and time,” Brett said. “Every illustration has a dozen stories behind the brushstrokes.”
“The World of Jan Brett” encourages playful exploration in hands-on discovery areas and immersive environments. The exhibition features more than 50 original paintings from ten of Jan Brett’s bestselling books, including “Gingerbread Friends,” “The Umbrella” and “Honey … Honey … Lion!”
“A picture is never finished until I feel I can walk into a page.” Jan Brett
The World of Jan Brett is a traveling exhibition organized and traveled by the Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, WI in partnership with Jan Brett. The exhibit’s display at the Fort Collins Museum of Art is part of a nationwide tour.
About Jan Brett
Jan Brett has more than 35 million books in print and has been one of America’s most beloved children’s author/ illustrators for over 30 years. Her books regularly occupy the #1 slot on theNew York Times best-seller list. Her illustrations are adored for their classic beauty and vibrant life-like images of animals, landscapes and flourishes from cultures around the world. From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs to Japanese gardens, she studies the traditions of the many countries that she visits and uses them as a starting point for her children’s books. For more information about Jan Brett, please visit www.janbrett.com.