Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic is the first museum retrospective of Walter Wick, the award-winning author and photographic illustrator of Can You See What I See? and co-creator of the famed I Spy book series. This engaging exhibition features a selection of Wick’s early photographs, several of the artist’s handcrafted, meticulously detailed installation models along with his large-format color photographs, which Wick used to illustrate his children’s books. The exhibition is accompanied by a rich array of complementary programming, including a lecture by Wick, teacher workshops, Family Days, K12 tours and hands-on learning opportunities, docent tours, and late-night openings. Beyond inspiring and entertaining, Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic is the perfect platform for STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math)-based learning.
A retrospective of the photographic illustrator of the “I SPY” books published by Scholastic Press, the exhibition includes large-scale photographs and Wick’s elaborate sets and models offering challenging visual riddles, puzzles, and optical illusions.
Join Walter at the "Play to Learn, Learn to Play Conference on early childhood and toys" to hear him discuss the importance of exploring and creating through play and how it expands a child's mind. This event is open to the public, book signing to follow.
Time: 3pm - 4pm
Also, check out Walter's blog post about "The Value of Imaginative Play."
- Cleveland Association for the Education of Young Children
- Cuyahoga County Public Library
- USA Toy Library Association
See original photographs from Walter's many books, including A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder, Walter Wick's Optical Tricks, Can You See What I See? and the I SPY series. Get up close with the model Crazy Columns from Optical Tricks, the castle from Can You See What I See? Once Upon a Time, and three more models from other books from the Can You See What I See? series.