In 1991, Slobodkina relocated to West Hartford, CT to oversee the construction of the Slobodkina/Urquhart Children’s Reading Room – a building she funded and designed for the University of Hartford. She decorated the interior with twenty-six paper and cloth collage murals that recreate illustrations from her first children’s book, Mary and the Poodies.
In 1999, Slobodkina moved to her final home in Glen Head, New York, and established the Slobodkina Foundation. Throughout her 80s, Slobodkina continued to actively produce and exhibit artwork, even exploring new media. For example, she began deconstructing computers and using the parts to create assemblages.
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