Event period : From 10.10.2024

Where the Wild Lines are

Books and Illustrations for Children
Die Nibelungen, 1924, Illustration: Carl Otto Czeschka
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung

About the Exhibition

Children’s books tell more than just stories. They stimulate the imagination, convey feelings and world views, and help children explore the world.

Through their distinctive narratives, but above all through their diverse and unusual illustrations as well as individual styles, they appeal to children and adults alike. Their creative attraction lies in the variety of illustrative possibilities, which range from detailed watercolors to linocuts and woodcuts to minimalist drawings, and can evolve into animations or digital applications.

The exhibition presents selected works from the end of the 19th century to the present. On display are international books and illustrations for children that surprise and fascinate with their creative and sophisticated designs.

An interactive exhibition architecture invites children and adults alike to gain insight into the development and great diversity of this field.

Plan a visit


Opening hours:

  • Daily 10:00 – 18:00

  • Monday closed

  • Thursday 10:00 – 20:00


  • Curated by:

    Caroline Fuchs

  • Sponsored by:

    PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V.