Museum Celebrates Boston’s Favorite Ducks With New Exhibit

In this Nov. 18, 2016, photo, a boy points at a sculpture of a mother duck and her ducklings, based on the classic children's story "Make Way for Ducklings" at the Boston Public Garden in Boston. A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts is devoted to Robert McCloskey, the award-winning author of 1941's "Make Way for Ducklings" and other children's classics. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

In this Nov. 18, 2016, photo, a boy points at a sculpture of a mother duck and her ducklings, based on the classic children’s story “Make Way for Ducklings” at the Boston Public Garden in Boston. A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts is devoted to Robert McCloskey, the award-winning author of 1941’s “Make Way for Ducklings” and other children’s classics. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The birds of “Make Way for Ducklings” are waddling into Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts for a new exhibit.

The exhibit opening Friday at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts commemorates the 75th anniversary of the children’s book.

It looks back on the career of Robert McCloskey, who wrote the classic in 1941 and won a Caldecott Medal for it the following year.

The heartwarming story and elegant illustrations in “Make Way for Ducklings” have dazzled readers for decades. That’s especially true in Boston, where bronze statues of the duck family are a fixture in the downtown Public Garden.

Curator Meghan Melvin says the show contains some surprises. It runs through mid-June.

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