The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum celebrates the original art of picture books using education, exhibits, events and artist visits. Our mission is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of picture books. Explore the art within the story.
In 1982, the late Jerry Mallett, Ed.D., former professor of education at Findlay College, proposed the idea to build a museum dedicated to the art of picture books. With four pieces of art provided through a gift from the late Dr. August ‘41 and Aleda Mazza ‘41, the collection began. The Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay, originally housed in the basement of the University’s Shafer Library, was formally dedicated on Jan. 23, 1983.
The Mazza Museum invites you to experience the art of picture books through the eyes of the artists and authors. You’ll see every aspect of the creative process from the first sketches to the final original artwork. Caring for more than 15,000 pieces, the Museum is one of the largest and most diverse collections of picture book art in the world.
Please contact the Office of Disability Services 419-434-5532
HOW TO REACH
Mailing Address, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840
For Directions use 201 College St., Findlay, OH 45840
Children under 12 admitted with adult
Guided Tours Available
201 College St