Joan Steiner's Look-Alikes

Detail of one of the Look-Alikes models on display

NOVEMBER 29, 2019—FEBRUARY 23, 2020

These miniature scenes offer fun for all ages. The more you look, the more you see!

Ten miniature dioramas by the award-willing illustrator Joan Steiner are once again on exhibit in different locations throughout the museum. These meticulously crafted scenes were created from everyday objects and edible treats, and photographed for Steiner’s Look-Alikes® books. Joan Steiner’s first book, Look-Alikes®, published in 1998, was named one of Time Magazine’s best children’s books and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Notable Children’s Books that year. The series continued with three additional books: Look-Alikes® Jr., Look-Alikes® Christmas, and Look-Alikes® Around the World. These four books have been translated into sixteen languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide.

Steiner created her three-dimensional dioramas in her Hudson, New York studio, not far from her home in Claverack.