Don’t miss the last weeks of Christian Robinson’s “What Might You Do?” Exhibition

Explore the Creative World of Award-Winning Children’s Book Illustrator

During this summer season, the Delaware Art Museum took center stage as it proudly presented an exhibition spotlighting the creations of Christian Robinson, a prominent figure in the realm of children’s book illustration, writing, and animation. The enchanting artworks from well-loved children’s tales such as “Last Stop on Market Street” and “You Matter” grace the exhibition titled “What Might You Do? Christian Robinson.” Open just through September 10th, this family-oriented exhibition captivates audiences of all ages.

This exhibition proudly showcases a collection of 90 authentic art pieces crafted by Robinson himself. With a masterful blend of acrylic paint and collage techniques, these artworks adorn the pages of 17 children’s books, including notables like “Last Stop on Market Street,” “Milo Imagines the World,” and “Carmela Full of Wishes.”

Saralyn Rosenfield, the Director of Learning & Engagement, said, “This summer was filled with great joy having Christina Robinson’s Exhibition here at the museum, engaging families in and around our community with art and literature.” She welcomes area families and educators to visit before the exhibition closes.

In honor of the exhibition, the museum extends an invitation to children and their accompanying adults to engage in art-making activities during the exhibition’s closing days. This creative opportunity unfolds on a Stories & Studio session held Friday morning, September 8, and Family Second Sunday, on September 10. For additional information and registration, interested participants could access details on

Christian Robinson has amassed a plethora of accolades, notably the Newberry Medal and the Caldecott Honor, both of which he earned for his exquisite illustrations in the book “Last Stop on Market Street.” His artistic style is a symphony of vivid colors and playful elements, acting as a triumphant ode to the tapestry of human experiences and offering readers a glimpse of his entire world. The doors are open to visitors of every age, welcoming them to immerse themselves in Robinson’s original artworks and literary creations within the confines of a repurposed city bus, now transformed into a cozy reading nook conveniently stationed within the art gallery.


WHAT: “What Might You Do? Christian Robinson”
WHEN: July 1- September 10, 2023
WHERE: Delaware Art Museum
COST: Free after admission; tickets available at

WHAT: Stories & Studio
WHEN: September 8, 2023, 10:30 am to 11:30 pm
WHERE: Delaware Art Museum
COST: $5 Non-Members and Free for Members

WHAT: Family Second Sunday
WHEN: September 10, 2023, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
WHERE: Delaware Art Museum
COST: $5 Non-Members and Free for Members

This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas. “What Might You Do?” is made possible in Delaware by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, the Edgar A. Thronson Foundation Illustration Exhibition Fund, and M&T Bank. This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

About the Delaware Art Museum

For over 100 years, the Museum has served as a primary arts and cultural institution in Delaware. It is alive with experiences, discoveries, and activities to connect people with art and with each other. Originally created in 1912 to honor the renowned illustrator and Wilmington-native, Howard Pyle, the Museum’s collection has grown to over 12,000 works of art in our building and sculpture garden. Also recognized for British Pre-Raphaelite art, the Museum is home to the most comprehensive Pre-Raphaelite collection on display outside of the United Kingdom, and a growing collection of significant contemporary art.

Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees, the Delaware Art Museum is implementing a comprehensive approach to community and civic engagement. This exciting new strategic direction requires that we increase our value and relevance to all audiences. Visit to for the latest exhibitions, programs, and performances or connect with us via social media.

Top: Cover from You Matter, 2020. Christian Robinson (born 1986). Acrylic paint and collage on paper, 18.5 x 16 inches. © 2020 by Christian Robinson.