Experience the magic of mazza
Home of original artwork by the most distinguished and honored illustrators of children's books!
It has the distinction of being the first and largest teaching gallery in the world specializing in such art. There are five teaching galleries in the museum which change annually. All artwork has either been donated or purchased through sponsorships.
The Mazza Museum is located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion
at The University of Findlay. The Collection was established by Dr. August C. Mazza and his late wife Aleda Pfost Mazza, both graduates of The University of Findlay, as part of the University’s Centennial Celebration in the fall of 1982. From this initial donation of the Mazza’s for the first four works of art, the collection has grown to more than 8,000 original illustrations.
The art in the museum spans well over 100 years with the earliest piece having been executed in 1884. The idea originated with Dr. Jerry Mallett, the founder and director of the Mazza Museum, who desired to have a gallery where art from children’s picture books would be taken seriously.
Experience the Magic of Mazza - Findlay Magazine, Winter 2013
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