National Oz Museum is founded on the world’s largest, most comprehensive Collection – nearly 100,000 items – related to the characters, stories, and other works derived from L. Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), which The Library of Congress calls “the first totally American fantasy for children.”
Although major parts of the Collection will be on continual display, the Museum will be much more than just “all Oz, all the time.” The Collection’s breadth and significance will serve as the center of gravity for a diverse and changing program of exhibits, conferences, concerts, interactive and multimedia presentations, and new productions based on Oz and other literary works with particular relevance to young people.
June - September 2016
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
October 2013 - March 2015
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine
"The Wonderful World of Oz," Figge Art Museum
The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of the American Classic is a magical journey through illuminating text and beautiful photographs of the world’s largest collection of Wizard of Oz memorabilia. Available at Amazon.
About the Author: John Fricke is the two-time Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS and A&E documentaries about Judy Garland. Among the books he has authored are The Wizard of Oz: An Illustrated Companion to the Timeless Movie Classic; The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History; Judy: A Legendary Film Career; and Judy Garland: World’s Greatest Entertainer.