A Children's Book of Farming in Le Cateau-Cambrésis

A Children's Book of Farming in Le Cateau-Cambrésis

A Children's Book of Farming in Le Cateau-Cambrésis

A Children’s Book of Farming in Le Cateau-Cambrésis assembles a series of drawings made by three classes of students from different schools in the vicinity of the Matisse Museum, which is situated in a rural area in the north of France. Working with Carrie Pilto, director of the Matisse Museum, artists Harrell Fletcher, Nolan Calisch, and Molly Sherman (the artist collective Public Doors & Windows) gave students an assignment to illustrate a poem related to the region’s agricultural lanscape. The completed book is the first in a series of participatory projects by Public Doors & Windows made in collaboration with the Matisse Museum.

Published on the occasion of Book Machine (Paris), part of the Centre Pompidou's Nouveau Festival (4th edition) and in partnership with the Matisse Museum, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, and Onestar press http://www.onestarpress.com.

Cover art and poem by Aleth Leprêtre
Poem translated by Rebecca Cavanaugh

Aleth Leprêtre 
Proprietor of the educational farm at Le Bois Vaillant farm in Reumont 

Agnès Halle and Magali Swietlicki 
and their students age 8 to 10 Saint Joseph School of Le Cateau-Cambrésis 

David Duwez
and his high school students Rural Family House of Haussy


Matisse Museum, Le Cateau-Cambrésis

Carrie Pilto 

Emmanuelle Macarez 
Head of educational services  

Jean-Claude Demeure 
Anne Maya Guérin 
Blaise Macarez 
Murielle Paye 

Anne-Sophie Bermonville

Photographs by Blaise Macarez and David Duwez.
The drawings are reproduced with the amiable authorization of the authors and their parents. 

Fletcher, Calish and Sherman book

A Children's Book of Farming in Le Cateau-Cambrésis

Musée départemental Matisse
Palais Fénelon
59360 Le Cateau-Cambrésis
T. 33 (0)3 59 73 38 00