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
"It s not as if the concept of a museum is obvious to a small child: How did all these paintings get here? Why can t I touch them? And why is that painting here when it looks like my drawing on the fridge? To the rescue, Daisy, a name-tag docent, gives Stub, a torn ticket, a tour of the basics. Goldin s easygoing text and clever collaged illustrations make Sunday afternoon excursions so much more explicable."
New York Times
"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
"The book works best as a basic introduction to what a museum is and how it works; the paintings and sculptures are ID'd on the closing page."
"Overall, this book will entice children of all ages to want to take a trip to their nearest art museum to learn more about all the great people and things that go on there."
New York Journal of Books"