Category: News & Events

Science Day Program Held at Mazza

Science Day Program Held at Mazza

On February 19 2018, the Findlay branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosted their annual Mini Math and Science Day program at the Mazza Museum. Author, illustrator and paper engineer Jeff Ebbeler discussed his artistic journey and his work with various types of illustration, including paper engineering. The young women in attendance...

February 26, 2018September 25, 2018
Caldecott Read-In Held

Caldecott Read-In Held

The Caldecott Medal, named after Randolph Caldecott, is the highest award in the picture book industry. Each year, the selection committee chooses one book from those published in the previous year as the Caldecott Medal winner. Depending on the number of potential, quality books, one or more Caldecott Honor books may be chosen as runners...

January 24, 2018September 25, 2018
Laiho Gallery Introduces New Art Display

Laiho Gallery Introduces New Art Display

On Dec. 12, 2017 the Laiho Gallery of the Mazza Museum, dedicated to art from paper engineered books, introduced its most recent rotation of eye-popping art. The new exhibit showcases a variety of examples of the paper engineered genre and offers visitors the opportunity to glimpse the process of some of their favorite illustrators.  Paper...

January 24, 2018September 25, 2018
Art, Art Everywhere: Mazza Museum Behind the Scenes

Art, Art Everywhere: Mazza Museum Behind the Scenes

It is the most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world, and unless you’re not familiar with the University of Findlay, you already know that the Mazza Museum is a place of joy and wonder delighting young and old alike. What most people might not be knowledgeable about, however, is...

January 24, 2018September 25, 2018
2017 Mazza Weekend Conference Keynotes

2017 Mazza Weekend Conference Keynotes

The fall 2017 Mazza Weekend Conference keynote speakers were an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional, fiction and non-fiction, big city and small town.  Their art styles, background, experience and content were quite diverse making for an interesting and stimulating weekend of learning. The conference kicked off on Friday evening with David McPhail, who, has...

November 21, 2017September 25, 2018
Donating a Memory: The Desk of Hardie Gramatky

Donating a Memory: The Desk of Hardie Gramatky

A favorite pen, a childhood blanket, an old chair—there are some objects we use so frequently in our lives that they become more than merely objects. They bear our fingerprints and our impressions. They become curators of our most cherished memories, and we can’t bear to part with them, no matter their condition or age....

July 26, 2017September 25, 2018

Fun Finds at Summer Conference 2017

This year’s summer conference hosted nine outstanding keynote presentations from authors and illustrators hailing from around the country and brought picture book enthusiasts together. While our more than 200 conference attendees from 16 states are no strangers to learning new things, every aspect of the event gave them something new to take in from keynote...

July 26, 2017May 17, 2018
Mazza Museum Exhibit in Columbus to Highlight Ohio

Mazza Museum Exhibit in Columbus to Highlight Ohio

More than 60 engaging original children’s book illustrations from the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum collection will be featured in a Riffe Gallery exhibition titled “Ohio: The Start of It All.” The event will be held from July 27 through Oct. 14. Curated by the Mazza Museum’s Dan Chudzinski, the exhibit, in partnership with the...

July 18, 2017September 25, 2018
Study Tour Artists Roll Out Red Carpet

Study Tour Artists Roll Out Red Carpet

Barbara Meyers, a veteran docent and study tour attendee, has noticed some trends over the years. When Mazza brings docents, teachers, and picture book enthusiasts to visit, the artists seem to have a few characteristics in common. They have beautiful yards and flowers; they have a pet of some kind; they have eclectic home décor,...

June 27, 2017September 25, 2018