The Lost Art of Oz is dedicated to finding and preserving the original illustrative art created for The Wizard of Oz book series. Most of this art has been missing since the early 20th century.
Uniting Oz enthusiasts with institutions, libraries and private collectors, The Lost Art of Oz celebrates the genius behind the beloved story, and encourages the continued valuing and preservation of children's literature illustration. Help find the art!
Imagine Oz is a program of The Arts of Imagination Foundation that inspires and educates people everywhere by celebrating The Wizard of Oz as one of the foremost American fairy tales.
Imagine Oz introduces or reintroduces people of all ages to the universal themes, fascinating history, and enduring legacy of The Wizard of Oz.
The story’s themes of hope, diversity, friendship, discovery, and community are as important today as they were in the early 1900s, when the book was written.
The program includes the study, collection, and exhibition of artwork and historic materials related to The Wizard of Oz, community outreach for all ages and backgrounds, and scholarships dedicated to supporting the art of storytelling.
Artwork by Aiesborn and Kopyeson, courtesy of ESMoA