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February 07, 2012 -
December 31, 2015
The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display
From the time an object is made until the day it enters a museum's collection, it may be displayed, used, and perceived in different ways. The Life of Art takes selected objects from the Getty Museum's galleries and encourages visitors to sit down and spend time with them, offering the opportunity to examine them closely to understand how they were made and functioned, why they were collected, and how they have been displayed.

The J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
July 27, 2013 -
May 11, 2014
Audubon's Birds, Audubon's Words
Life-sized prints from The Birds of America paired with Audubon’s words

As author and illustrator of The Birds of America, John James Audubon (1785–1851) traveled thousands of miles throughout the United States and Canada to seek out and draw North American birds in their natural habitats. In the book’s enormous pages—each more than three feet high—Audubon captured the full range of avian life in North America, including many exotic creatures. Produced in England and issued in a limited edition between 1827 and 1838, only about 120 complete copies exist today. This exhibition features prints from the MFA’s copy of The Birds of America and some smaller works by Audubon. The artist was also a gifted writer, and the exhibition pairs his birds with his words, offering insight into Audubon’s methods, obsessions, and the trials associated with his giant project.

Gallery LG26
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
September 30, 2013 -
June 06, 2014
Centennial of the Construction of the Graduate College
The construction of the Graduate College in 1913, the first residential college in America devoted solely to postgraduate liberal studies, marked the end of the struggle over its location and the beginning of the Graduate School's ascendency in the nation's higher education landscape. Designed by Ralph Adams Cram, the Collegiate Gothic complex has been home to thousands of scholars, as well as the 173-foot Cleveland Tower, the national memorial to President Grover Cleveland, an early supporter of Princeton's Graduate School. This exhibition traces both the intellectual and physical development of the Graduate School and College.

Free and open to the public

Wiess Lounge, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Princeton University
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 01, 2013 -
April 30, 2014
The Book of Books
New exhibition in cooperation with Verbum Domini

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem presents an exciting new exhibition displaying the most important biblical texts ever to be seen in Israel in one show.

Displaying fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint, to the earliest New Testament Scriptures, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare fragments from the Cairo Geniza and original pages from the Gutenberg Bible; this exhibition will trace the Jewish roots of Christianity and the dissemination of monotheistic faith.

Here for a limited time only before opening in the Vatican in the Spring of 2014.

*Audio-guides
*Languages: Guided tours are available in multiple languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic and more.

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem
Museum Row, across from the Israel Museum
25 Avraham Granot Street
Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Exhibit International
October 21, 2013 -
April 04, 2014
Emma Hamilton Dancing
Curated by John Cooper
Clare-Mellon Fellow in the History of Art, Yale University

In 1794 the dancing and Attitudes, or expressive postures, performed by Emma Hamilton (1761?-1815) were rendered in twelve neoclassical images engraved by Thomas Piroli after drawings by Frederick Rehberg. After the death of her husband Sir William Hamilton in 1803 and that of her lover Admiral Lord Nelson in 1805, Emma Hamilton and her Attitudes were the subject of a second, ‘enlarged’ edition of parodies by James Gillray in 1807 in which her person was dramatically inflated. Emma Hamilton Dancing displays these two editions beside each other for the first time.

Emma Hamilton Dancing presents these Attitudes among images of the tarantella, the waltz, minuet, cotillion, and quadrille as well as prints of ballet dancing in the age of the ballet d’action and works on the theory and practice of dancing. In this context, the Attitudes are seen moving within the world of dancing in ballrooms and onstage in Europe during the era of revolution in America, France and the Kingdom of Naples.

Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:30pm (and by appointment)

The Lewis Walpole Library
Yale University
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT
Exhibit New England
October 26, 2013 -
May 18, 2014
Book Bindings from the Gilded Age
During the late 19th and early 20th century, fine book binding enjoyed a golden age of creativity and lavish decoration. These handmade, individual and highly personal objects were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right. Some binders strove to execute traditional designs at the highest levels of technical proficiency and artistic elegance, while others chose to break away and explore new emerging styles influenced by the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. This focus show of approximately 20 rarely seen examples from the Walters' rare book collection will explore techniques and materials that were employed to showcase the book binder’s craft, sometimes resulting in truly fantastical creations.

Wed - Sun 10am - 5pm

The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 17 -
May 11, 2014
Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings
This exhibition marks the first presentation of Spanish drawings at the Morgan, and will showcase over twenty sheets by Spanish artists from the Morgan's pre-eminent master drawings collection. Compared to works from other major European schools, Spanish drawings have long been considered uncharted territory. It was traditionally assumed that Spanish artists did not draw, but recent research has demonstrated that drawing was in fact central to artistic practice in Spain. Visions and Nightmares explores the role of drawing in Spanish art through works from the Morgan's small but significant holdings.

Spanning the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, this selection features well-known artists such as José de Ribera, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and Francisco Goya; it will also introduce visitors to drawings by equally talented but less familiar artists, including Vicente Carducho, Alonso Cano, and Eugenio Lucas. On view will be recently acquired drawings by Juan Carreño de Miranda and Mariano Salvador Maella, two important artists rarely represented in American collections. Complementing the drawings will be a display of contemporaneous Spanish letters and volumes, notably a lavish 1780 edition of Cervantes' Don Quixote.

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 18 -
April 19, 2014
“Blue: Color and Concept”
“Blue: Color and Concept” tracks a single idea across the Beinecke’s collections to provide a cultural history of the color blue in 19th- and 20th-century arts and letters.

The exhibition features literary and historical artifacts — such as poet Langston Hughes’ blue enamel-decorated cigarette case, writer Edith Wharton’s blue 1915 Paris driver’s permit, and blueprints of amusement park attractions — alongside works in fields as varied as entomology, poetry, human psychology, and American popular music to reveal a network of unexpected associations.

“This is a unique approach to exploring the library’s collections,” says Nancy Kuhl, curator of poetry in the Yale Collection of American Literature, who organized the exhibition. “It exposes dense, meaningful connections among the materials displayed that might be overlooked were these seemingly unrelated objects organized by the traditional library method of author, title, and subject.”

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
January 18 -
May 28, 2014
“Under the Covers: A Visual History of Decorated Endpapers”
“Under the Covers” traces the development of endpapers, the sheets of paper pasted to the inside covers and front or back pages of books, from their utilitarian beginnings in medieval times through the present day.

Endpapers developed from a practical need: to protect illuminations from the wear of the hardwood boards that were covers of medieval books. Over time, publishers began using endpapers for decorative effect. Some are integral to the narratives that they envelop, such as E.H. Shepard’s map of the 100 Aker Wood featured on the endpapers of A.A. Milne’s 1926 “Winnie-the-Pooh.” The exhibition showcases a wide variety of endpaper styles, from silken and marbled endpapers to Dutch gilt and “Images Populaires” designs.

“Endpapers can be beautiful and engaging works of art,” says Elizabeth Frengel, the Beinecke’s research librarian, who organized the exhibition. “We hope visitors will leave the exhibition with an appreciation for these easily overlooked bibliographic treasures.”

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
January 18 -
May 28, 2014
“Stephen Tennant: Work in Progress”
Stephen Tennant (1906-1987) is mainly remembered for his striking appearance and position as one of the “Bright Young People,” a group of upper-class British artists, writers, and bon vivants. “Work in Progress” highlights the literary and artistic potential found in his personal archives.

Tennant spent decades writing a novel, “Lascar,” which he never finished. Still, he left a legacy of archival documents, including drafts of his novel, hundreds of poems, detailed drawings, and correspondence with his friends and family, including Willa Cather. The Beinecke acquired several groups of material to partially reconstruct his archives. The exhibition draws upon this documentary legacy to provide a well-rounded portrait of the artist.

“The popular image of Tennant is that of a faded aesthete camped in bed at his country estate for decades, working on an unfinished novel,” says Timothy Young, curator of modern books and manuscripts, who organized the exhibition. “But the full story is more complex. His documentary legacy, while fragmentary, shows a highly inventive mind and supremely creative hand.”

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
January 24 -
April 27, 2014
The Little Prince: A New York Story
Readers throughout the world have embraced The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint–Exupéry's tale of an interstellar traveler who comes to Earth in search of friendship and understanding. Saint–Exupéry wrote and illustrated the story in New York during World War II and it was first published here, in English and French. This exhibition of the original manuscript and watercolor drawings—the most comprehensive ever mounted—explores the American origins of a story that reminds us that what matters most can only be seen with the heart.

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 24 -
May 16, 2014
Babylon to Baseball: Recent Additions to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library has made a number of important book and manuscript additions over the past few years. This exhibition will showcase over thirty new pieces.

Collections and items to be highlighted range from a 4000 year old Babylonian clay tablet to scarce baseball reference works once owned by the American League President's Office. Also on display will be Incunabula (pre-1501 imprints), items from the new Gwendolyn Brooks Papers, recent Carl Sandburg acquisitions, early English playbills, and modern fine press publications.

But wait, there's more!

We'll also be showing original drawings by the graphic artist George Cruikshank, a letter from Marcel Proust, the fantastic Edward Lear book of parrots (1832), and a postcard from H. G. Wells taking credit for the idea of an atomic bomb.

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm

Free admission

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library
3rd floor (Room 346, north side of the Main Library)
University of Illinois
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL
Exhibit Midwest
January 28 -
June 15, 2014
Shakespeare's the Thing
Celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday in 2014 by viewing "some of our favorite things" from the Folger Shakespeare Library's collections. From the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio to a famous forgery, from early editions of the plays to a modern digital app, from a board game to a Sanskrit translation of Hamlet, and from stage performances to fine art, William Shakespeare has touched every facet of culture.

Folger Great Hall
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 29 -
June 16, 2014
Networking Before the Net Sharing Information in the Pre-Digital Age
Explore the ways that people—historic and contemporary—have connected to each other and the world they live in through the Rosenbach’s new exhibition, Networking Before the Net. Forms of social media have existed for centuries. Before there were blogs, there were political pamphlets and coffeehouse debate. The precursors to networking sites like LinkedIn? Letters of introduction. Before anyone ever heard of posting on Facebook, friends saved and shared their “likes” in letters and commonplace books. While modern technology has revolutionized the ease and speed with which humans can connect, collect, and create, behavior that may seem novel today may just be new expressions of ongoing human interests. Networking Before the Net offers a playful look at such social media, then and now.

Mon CLOSED
Tue Noon - 5pm
Wed Noon - 8pm
Thu Noon - 8pm
Fri Noon - 5pm
Sat Noon - 6pm
Sun Noon - 6pm

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 29 -
May 04, 2014
Press Room Exhibitions News General Information Press Images Press Account FAQs for Media Contact Us Search the Press Room Iconic Photographs of 19th-Century Paris by Charles Marville
Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the 19th century, Charles Marville (French, 1813–1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann built in their place for Emperor Napoleon III. Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris at The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a selection of around 100 of his photographs.

Press Preview: Monday, January 27, 2014, 10am – noon

Second Floor, Galleries 691-693
Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 29 -
April 28, 2014
Design for Modernity: Art Deco Ephemera from the Collection of Bruce Shyer
Printers and graphic designers make a series of artistic decisions when creating books and ephemera. In the 1920s and 30s, these decisions were influenced by the “art deco” motifs then in vogue. Inspired by avant-garde art movements such as Cubism as well as symbolism from Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec, Asian, and African cultures, the motifs included chevrons, sunbursts, zigzags, lightning bolts, airbrushed ray bands, and simplified, elongated human forms and silhouettes. All can be found on the smartly-styled “packaging” of books and ephemera inventively designed during this period.

This exhibition will provide a visual survey of prevalent art deco motifs depicted on a wide variety of ephemera: programs, menus, travel brochures, matchbox and luggage labels, catalogs, dance cards, announcements, bridge tallies, playing cards, poster stamps, business cards, signs, tradecards, perfume cards, sheet music, letterheads, blotters, and more.

Bruce Shyer, a retired attorney, currently serves as Vice-President of the Ephemera Society of America. He is a collector of books and ephemera about bookselling, among many other topics. In 2005, the Book Club held an exhibition of ephemera from Shyer’s collection entitled Early California Booksellers. Twenty-two years ago, Mr. Shyer, with fellow ephemerist George Fox, furnished the Club with a tantalizing sample of colorful commercial art in another Club exhibition, quaintly denominated Nineteenth-Century Throwaway Printing Saved! Ephemera in the Collection of Two Gentlemen. The now ephemeral twentieth-century announcement of that exhibition was printed by Andrew Hoyem of the Arion Press and was saved by Mr. Shyer.

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
January 29 -
April 15, 2014
From woodcut to photograph: techniques of book illustration
‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ - this commonplace adage reflects a widespread appreciation of the value of the visual image as both an aid to understanding and a stimulus to emotional or aesthetic response. That appreciation is reflected in the long and varied history of book illustration and in the constant striving by printers, illustrators and inventors to develop better ways of reproducing illustrations accurately and economically - themes we explore in this exhibition.

Highlights of the exhibition include masterpieces of woodcut illustration, such as a 1490 Venice edition of Petrarch and Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica, Richard Bentley’s engraved illustrations to Thomas Gray’s poems, exquisitely coloured aquatint landscape views, wood engravings by Thomas Bewick and Eric Gill, pop-up anatomical diagrams in chromolithograph, and a forged Shakespeare title page produced by a combination of photogravure and photozincography.

Mon - Fri 09.30 - 17.00
Sat 10.00 - 18.00

The Weston Room
Maughan Library
Chancery Lane
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
January 30 -
November 15, 2014
From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One
The New York Society Library is proud to present From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One. It marks the one hundredth anniversary of the first major war of the twentieth century, a war that left millions dead and ravaged the landscape of the Western and Eastern Fronts. Here at the Library, our collection evokes this unforgettable legacy in the writings and literature that came from the trenches and bloodstained battlefields.

In 1914 when the guns of August shattered an uneasy peace, the war seemed at a comfortable distance from American shores, but Head Librarian Frank Bigelow saw the importance of books on the war meant to end all wars. The diverse volumes that Bigelow purchased in the years before, during and immediately following the Great War have laid the groundwork for our deep and varied collection, which has been enhanced since with later generations' perspectives.

This new and unique exhibition will include books from our special collections and open stacks, such as early editions of the legendary poets Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, and Siegfried Sassoon, and lesser-known accounts by Allied and German soldiers, ambulance drivers, stretcher bearers, nurses, priests, reporters, and artists. Also on display will be drawings by Muirhead Bone, an English artist who captured scenes of the towns and battlefields of France.

A softcover catalog accompanies the exhibition. It features contributions from authors Caroline Alexander (The War That Killed Achilles) and Adam Kirsch (Why Trilling Matters) about the war itself and its major writers.

A hundred years on, time has not dulled the urgency of these voices. We hope that From the Western Front and Beyond will remind us all of the literature that endured once the guns went silent.

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9am - 5pm
Tue & Thu 9am - 7pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

The New York Society Library
53 East 79th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 03 -
November 15, 2014
From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One
The New York Society Library is proud to present From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One. It marks the one hundredth anniversary of the first major war of the twentieth century, a war that left millions dead and ravaged the landscape of the Western and Eastern Fronts. Here at the Library, our collection evokes this unforgettable legacy in the writings and literature that came from the trenches and bloodstained battlefields.

In 1914 when the guns of August shattered an uneasy peace, the war seemed at a comfortable distance from American shores, but Head Librarian Frank Bigelow saw the importance of books on the war meant to end all wars. The diverse volumes that Bigelow purchased in the years before, during and immediately following the Great War have laid the groundwork for our deep and varied collection, which has been enhanced since with later generations' perspectives.

This new and unique exhibition will include books from our special collections and open stacks, such as early editions of the legendary poets Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, and Siegfried Sassoon, and lesser-known accounts by Allied and German soldiers, ambulance drivers, stretcher bearers, nurses, priests, reporters, and artists. Also on display will be drawings by Muirhead Bone, an English artist who captured scenes of the towns and battlefields of France.

A softcover catalog accompanies the exhibition. It features contributions from authors Caroline Alexander (The War That Killed Achilles) and Adam Kirsch (Why Trilling Matters) about the war itself and its major writers.

A hundred years on, time has not dulled the urgency of these voices. We hope that From the Western Front and Beyond will remind us all of the literature that endured once the guns went silent.

Both members and nonmembers are welcome to visit the exhibition any time the Library is open.

Mon, Wed, Fri, & Sat 9am - 5pm
Tue & Thu 9am - 7pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

The New York Society Library
53 East 79th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 04 -
May 30, 2014
Publisher as Provocateur – Samuel Roth in Context
"Publisher as Provocateur" is a major exhibition focusing on the career of twentieth-century maverick publisher Samuel Roth. The exhibition includes materials from the Samuel Roth papers held by the RBML as well as other holdings, including the archives of Random House, Lyle Stuart, Barney Rosset, and the Vanguard Press. These collections are part of the RBML’s extensive holdings of publishers’ archives, which also include the papers of Harper & Bros. and Harper & Row, the Kulchur Press, and more recent additions including the archives of the Dalkey Archive Press, Kitchen Sink Press, the New Press, and Granary Books.

The exhibition includes materials related to the complicated publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses in Europe and the United States, and the repercussions of Roth’s court cases for later publishers such as the Grove Press and Lyle Stuart. The broader context that the exhibition provides for Roth’s career includes the longer history of publication of sexually explicit material such as Fanny Hill, the publication of political exposes, and the use of subscription models and mail orders to avoid censorship.

Kempner Gallery
6th Floor East Butler Library
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Columbia University
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 08 -
July 31, 2014
"Never such innocence again": Picturing the Great War in French Prints and Drawings
The year 2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, a military conflict on a previously unseen scale that raged across Europe for four years. French artists--including Theophile-Alexandre Steinen, Hermann-Paul, and Raoul Dufy--created numerous prints and drawings that depicted both allegorical and brutally realistic depictions of soldiers, refugees, military leaders, and theaters of war. This exhibition explores the artistic response to the Great War in France.

Tue - Fri 10am - 4:30pm
Sat & Sun Noon - 5pm
First Wednesday of each month: 10am - 9pm

Zimmerli Art Museum
College Avenue
Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street (at George Street)
New Brunswick, NJ
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 10 -
October 17, 2014
That’s So Gay: Outing Early America
Gay History in the Collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia

The exhibition That’s So Gay: Outing Early America will show that – like African Americana and women’s history – the abundance of resources documenting homosexuality at the Library Company merely needs to be revealed. To paraphrase the late gay activist Harry Hay (1912-2002), history knows more about gay people than it knows it knows.

How can we know whether someone was gay? There are many answers to that question, but ultimately we cannot know whether a person who lived in the past would be called lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender today.

That does not mean, however, that we cannot study gay history. Individuals participated in same-sex relationships, wrote poems and novels celebrating such relationships, deviated from gender norms, and suffered for such deviance in ways that are well-documented in the historical record. Gayness can also be considered a shared cultural experience based on an intrinsically gay outlook on the world.

Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 12 -
April 17, 2014
The Mutiny on the Bounty: A 225-Year Voyage from Fiction to Fact
Although the mutiny on the Bounty will always stand as a signal event in maritime history, the circumstances surrounding the mutiny have been clouded by early attacks on Lieutenant William Bligh and by motion pictures, which portrayed him as a tyrant. Doubtless, Bligh had a sharp tongue which he used quite effectively to berate his petty officers. But contrary to the portrait created by partisans of the mutineers, Bligh was an enlightened commander who limited the use of disciplinary flogging.

The mutiny is only part of the story. After the Bounty was taken by Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers, Bligh and 18 loyalists squeezed into a launch for a harrowing 47 day open boat voyage in bad weather. Bligh and most of his men survived one of the greatest feats of navigation in history and returned home. But Bligh, eventually a Rear-Admiral, was always dogged by the mutiny and by the concerted smear campaign waged by a couple pardoned mutineers and the family of Christian.

In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the mutiny, Weinberg Library is presenting an exhibit on the topic drawn from the collection of University benefactor and alumnus Edward R. Leahy. Mr. Leahy has acquired rare and fascinating books showing both the historical facts and the efforts to sully Bligh. From Bligh’s Narrative to the mutineer’s court martial transcripts to the spurious Fletcher Christian letters and the authentic and rare Peter Heywood letters, Mr. Leahy has assembled the historical evidence. But he has also collected the start of the Mutiny saga in the arts with works like Lord Byron’s The Island. This exhibit provides both the fiction and the facts of the mutiny on the Bounty.

On April 9 at 5:30 PM Edward Leahy will speak on The Mutiny on the Bounty: Myth and Fact in the Heritage Room with a reception to follow. The talk is free and open to the public, but we appreciate an RSVP to plan for refreshments.

Heritage Room
Weinberg Memorial Library
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 14 -
May 18, 2014
A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play
A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play signals the debut of photography as a curatorial focus at the Morgan. With over eighty works from more than two dozen collections arranged into a surprising chain of visual associations, the exhibition explores the many ways of interpreting a photograph and pays tribute to the unique role played by the creative collector. Each photograph in the exhibition's "collective invention" shares a visual or conceptual quality with the piece to its left, another with the one to its right. Embodying photography's rich history and wide range of applications in science, art, propaganda, journalism, and self-promotion, A Collective Invention celebrates a medium that mirrors the energy and complexity of modern life.

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 18 -
July 03, 2014
“Unheard-of Curiosities”: An Exhibition of Rare Books on the Occult and Esoteric Sciences
The exhibition will showcase rare books from Special Collections and University Archives that illuminate the enduring popular interest in a diverse constellation of “occult” topics from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Many of the books in the exhibition were collected by the late Rutgers Professor of English, Clement W. Fairweather, Jr and predominantly focus on astrology and early astronomy from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries including works ranging from Arati Solensis Phaenomena et Prognostica (1569) to William Lilly’s Starry Messenger (1645) to the colorful Astrologer of the 19th Century and intriguing Raphael’s Witch!! Other titles featured explore topics such as prediction and prophecy, demons and the devil, witchcraft and magic, and the mysteries of ancient Egypt. The exhibition also highlights the exquisite illustrations of the tablet of Isis in the Mensa Isaica (1671), the whimsical The Magic Mirror of Nostradamus, and Book Four (1911), the work of the infamous Aleister Crowley.

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturdays 1pm to 5pm

Special Collections and University Archives Gallery and Gallery ’50 at the Archibald S. Alexander Library
Rutgers University
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 19 -
June 13, 2014
Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted: William S. Burroughs at 100
2014 marks the centenary of the birth of the grandfather of the Beats, el hombre invisible, the gentleman junkie: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997).

Burroughs was a founding member of the Beat Generation, which paved the way for counterculture movements in the 1960s. He addressed early themes of gay liberation, deconstructed the linearity of narrative fiction, and influenced cyberpunk and punk rock.

William S. Burroughs believed that the 1951 death of his wife Joan Vollmer by his own stray bullet “maneuvered me into a lifelong struggle in which I had no choice but to write my way out.” His innovative and experimental writing style, his insistence on confronting systems of authority and control, and his explorations with drugs, sex, magic and dreams, perception and reception, utopias and dystopias, technology, art, and the written word radically shifted the landscape of American literature and culture in the twentieth century. His landmark 1959 novel Naked Lunch exposed and probed topics too taboo for the 1950s American psyche. His work over the next forty years would test boundaries and transcend genres with the fundamental knowledge that if “nothing is true, everything is permitted.”

“Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted”: William S. Burroughs at 100 pays tribute to the most famous junkie writer, the iconoclast, and the reluctant icon.

UD Library Special Collections
181 South College Avenue
Newark, DE
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 19 -
May 03, 2014
"Our First Century: Early Printed Books, 1471 - 1571"
This exhibition explores the earliest printed books owned by the University of South Carolina. Beginning with two works from 1471, it looks forward 100 years – our first century – giving the viewer a look into the diverse universe of books produced in the earliest days of printing in the West. Many, if not most, of the works in these cases will be unfamiliar to today’s casual reader. Religious texts, along with civil and canon law, made up a large proportion of early printed books. But other types and genres of printed works do exist and can be found here. The printing of authors from ancient Greece and Rome was a major focus for many early printers and publishers. There is a significant dialogue that takes place between contemporary authors, editors, translators and printers in the 15th and 16th centuries with their Greek and Roman counterparts. Other representative subjects include early science, history and philosophy, humanism and the arts.

The formal development of the printed book can be seen here: how it moves from an early manuscript-equivalent into something new, formally, as a container of information and thought. In these cases, you will see some of the earliest title pages begin to take shape, along with increasingly refined typography, page layout, illustration and its relation to text, and the use of wayfinding measures such as tables of contents and indices.

Another set of questions this exhibition explores is the role of printing in intellectual and social development. The importance and uses of print to the Reformation, the scientific revolution, and the Enlightenment may seem obvious, but scholars of printing, the history of science, and intellectual history still debate the specific uses of the press, its products, and their meanings. There is still much we can learn from early printed books.

Many of the works in this exhibition have been here at this university since before the Civil War. We know this because of ownership inscriptions in the books themselves and in the several printed catalogs of the college library from the antebellum period. As you will see, each copy of an old or rare work has its own history of transmission, interpretation, and ownership that can and should be studied.

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
University of South Carolina
323-1415 Blossom Street
Columbia, SC
Exhibit South
February 20 -
April 20, 2014
Rooms of Wonder: From Wunderkammer to Museum, 1565-1865
An assemblage of extraordinary rare books that document the cabinets of curiosities formed mainly by Europeans, as well as their descendant phenomena, which include the first art and natural history museums in Europe and the U.S.A. Curated by UNC-Chapel Hill alumna Florence Fearrington.

Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room, Wilson Library

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3936
201 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC
Exhibit South
February 21 -
May 11, 2014
Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book
The art and craft of the woodcut was a source of inspiration for a small, influential group of European and American artists whose work helped shape the modern book in the decades immediately preceding and following the turn of the twentieth century. Though stylistically diverse, the creative expressions by wood engravers during this period—sometimes referred to as the woodcut revival—drew attention to the medium's decorative and typographic qualities, its associations with religious, primitive, and popular imagery, and potential for narrative through the invention of the wordless novel in woodcuts. What began as a response to nineteenth-century technologies that had changed the nature of illustration and printed matter became a platform for shaping a visual vernacular of modernity that redirected the course of the modern book. Works on view, drawn from the Morgan's collections, survey illustrated publications from 1890 to 1935, contextualizing them within their idealized past—in touchstones of medieval and Renaissance book design—and mapping potential trajectories in experimental animation, the fine press, and works by graphic artists today.

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 24 -
August 11, 2014
Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text & Image
On Sunday, February 9th 1964, The Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan's weekly televised variety show. Over 73 million viewers tuned in to watch the relatively unknown pop music group from Liverpool, England. With their mesmerizing appearance on the Sullivan show, Beatlemania arrived in North America, the group would set the musical and cultural trends for the next seven years. Since the groups' breakup in 1970, the Fab Four's music, image and cultural relevance have endured. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America, the Kislak Center at the University of Pennsylvania is hosting an exhibition of books about and by The Beatles. The exhibit will trace the representation of the iconographic group through a number of formats and genres including mass market paper backs, periodicals, ephemera, and deluxe signed editions published by Genesis Publishing in the United Kingdom.

Since 1964 thousands of magazines and books have been published on The Beatles. While this statement on the volume of publications is impressive, few commentators have had reason to remark on the nature, range, and the physical design of books on the musical group until recently. Since the appearance of The Beatles "official" history entitled Anthology (1995), a folio volume lavishly illustrated and accompanied with a six volume video set and audio compilation, many publishers have followed suit producing increasingly sophisticated illustrated books on The Beatles and the individual members of the group: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

For many collectors and fans, the group's recorded music continues to be the object of primary interest, as it should. With the recent release of the digitally re-mastered albums in mono and stereo in 2009 and issued in three different formats ranging from audio CD, vinyl, and digital formats, their music has not only survived, but also enhanced through evolving technologies. Nevertheless, the iconic corpus of original singles and albums still possess an aura which might be compared to a first edition of a printed book.

Beyond the recorded music, there is a vast catalog of autographs, memorabilia, and ephemera that has been produced during the past fifty years. Authentic autographs and signatures of the Beatles are growing increasingly rare; indeed, they were growing rarer with the advent of Beatlemania in 1963. There has been an enormous appetite for Beatles everything. The group was marketed as a commodity from 1963 forward. Products translate into profits. The Beatles as a commodity has proven to be lucrative for both the manufacturers and the individual members of the group. A quick global search of the The Beatles in Ebay results in 70,000 results. The value of this inventory could be as much as one million dollars.

In addition to texts, the exhibition will include an array of illustrated books which present in a variety of formats an array of iconic images which form a meta-narrative of the groups public image as it evolved from 1964 to 1969. These images also are used in licensed products like puzzles, games, calendars, and other printed ephemera and objects

Thursday, February 27, 5:30pm
Exhibition Reception & Book Launch
Kamin Gallery
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, first floor
Join us for the exhibition opening reception and the Philadelphia book launch of Jude Southerland Kessler's She Loves You, the third of her nine biographical novels on the life of John Lennon.

SYMPOSIUM: February 28 - March 1, 2014
Materiality and Meaning
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sixth floor
University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

This symposium is being held in conjunction with the exhibition entitled Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image which will be on view in the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Kamin Gallery located on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library from February 24 to August 11, 2014. The exhibition includes a range of text-based materials dating from 1964 to the present that illustrate the reception of the Beatles in the form of books, periodicals, ephemera, commercial products, memorabilia, and recordings

The purpose of the symposium is to examine the materiality of the texts and images and to explore the broader cultural meaning which can be derived from the study of books on the Beatles and to place these print artifacts in a larger cultural and social context.

Among the featured symposium participants includes Richard Langham, former EMI sound engineer who worked with The Beatles in 1963 and later at the end of their recording career as a group in 1968/1969.

Gallery Hours:
Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm
Sat & Sun, by prior arrangement

Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)

Kamin Gallery
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, first floor
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 01, 2014 -
January 04, 2015
Downton Abbey
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 40 historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.

Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century.

In addition, Winterthur will host a wide range of lectures, workshops, and exciting events for adults and families focusing on entertaining and country house life in Britain and the United States.

A co-production of Carnival Films and Masterpiece, Downton Abbey depicts life in an aristocratic household of the fictional Earl and Countess of Grantham and is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed period dramas ever produced. It has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries and seven Emmys including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. It was the most watched television series in both the UK and the U.S. and became the most successful British costume drama series since the 1981 television serial Brideshead Revisited. By the third series, it had become one of the most widely watched television shows in the world. The Guinness World Records recognized Downton Abbey as the most critically acclaimed English-language television series of 2011.

The costumes will be lent by Cosprop, the world’s leading costumier to film, television, and theater. Winterthur’s most popular exhibition, Fashion in Film, which attracted more than 42,000 people over its three-month run, also featured costumes by Cosprop.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 02 -
May 26, 2014
Van Gogh Repetitions
The Phillips Collection and the Cleveland Museum of Art take a fresh look at the artistic process of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). While recognized for the intensity and speed with which he painted during his 10 year career, less well known is the deliberate and methodical process he also brought to many of the same subjects. The exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions goes beneath the surface of some of the artist’s most renowned works to examine the ways in which he created nearly identical compositions. Approximately 30 paintings, alongside related drawings and technical photographs, will be on view at the Phillips from Oct. 12, 2013, through Jan. 26, 2014. The exhibition will then travel to the Cleveland Museum of Art from March 2 through May 26, 2014.

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH
Exhibit Midwest
March 08 -
June 08, 2014
Gauguin: Metamorphoses
This exhibition focuses on Paul Gauguin’s rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and their relationship to his better-known paintings and his sculptures in wood and ceramic. Comprising approximately 150 works, including some 120 works on paper and a critical selection of some 30 related paintings and sculptures, it is the first exhibition to take an in-depth look at this overall body of work.

Created in several discreet bursts of activity from 1889 until his death in 1903, these remarkable works on paper reflect Gauguin’s experiments with a range of mediums, from radically “primitive” woodcuts that extend from the sculptural gouging of his carved wood reliefs, to jewel-like watercolor monotypes and large, mysterious transfer drawings. Gauguin’s creative process often involved repeating and recombining key motifs from one image to another, allowing them to evolve and metamorphose over time and across mediums. Printmaking, which by definition involves transferring and multiplying images, provided him with many new and fertile possibilities for transposing his imagery. Gauguin embraced the subtly textured surfaces, nuanced colors, and accidental markings that resulted from the unusual processes that he devised, for they projected a darkly mysterious and dreamlike vision of life in the South Pacific, where he spent most of the final 12 years of his life.

Though Gauguin is best known as a pioneer of modernist painting, this exhibition showcases a lesser-known but arguably even more innovative aspect of his practice.

The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, 6th floor
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 18 -
June 08, 2014
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo, and The House on East 88th Street. The exhibition, curated by children’s literature expert Leonard S. Marcus, will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations. Support for the exhibition has been generously provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 12 noon - 5pm
Open Mondays in July & August and during MA school vacation weeks.

$9 for adults
$6 for children under 18
$22.50 for a family of four

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
March 22 -
November 02, 2014
New World, Old Maps
New World, Old Maps is a rotating display of the acclaimed historic map collection formed by Dallas Pratt, co-founder of the American Museum in Britain, Bath, and celebrates the new publication Mapping the New World – Renaissance Maps from the American Museum in Britain. Illustrating the changing shape of the Americas as Renaissance cartographers (working from ancient and medieval sources) learned more of the New World, this is the third in a series of extensively illustrated catalogues produced by Scala Arts and Heritage Publishers to showcase the core collections of the American Museum in Britain.

The ‘New World’ was constantly changing shape on maps made from the 15th to 17th centuries as European cartographers learned more from the navigators, who had ventured forth across the Atlantic in search of treasure – notably pearls, gold, and spices.

Tue - Sun 12 noon - 5pm
Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays

American Museum in Britain
Claverton Manor
Bath, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
March 24, 2014 -
January 05, 2015
Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures
A signature can be as routine as a mark on a form or as extraordinary as a stroke of the pen that changes the course of history. For example, the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence simultaneously committed the brave act of treason against King George III and created a new nation.

Well-known signatures are found throughout the records of the National Archives. Equally important are the multitude of marks by people unknown to history. The documents signed by these individuals represent fascinating stories to be discovered.

“Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” features original signatures from our nationwide holdings. From developing a signature style to signing groundbreaking policy into law, they illustrate the many ways people have “made their mark” on history.

10:00am - 5:30pm

Free admission

National Archives Museum
Constitution Avenue NW (between 7th & 9th Street)
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 24 -
June 16, 2014
Jazz and the Book Arts
Improvisation is the word that first comes to mind for many when they think of jazz. Imagine musicians playing together, being inspired by each other’s performance, and collaborating to make something new. Many visual artists take a similar approach, especially those working in the highly collaborative field of the book arts. This exhibition showcases artists who have been inspired by jazz music and musicians to create bookworks. Additionally, it presents examples of bookworks that have been inspired by other types of music and sound.

This exhibition is a companion to the student-curated exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery: Jazz Lives: The Photographs of Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton, on view at 1111 Chapel Street from April 4- September 7.

Robert B. Haas Family Library
180 York Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
March 26 -
November 02, 2014
Sendak in the '60s
midst the turbulence of 1960s America a quiet revolution took place where few expected it: the world of children’s books. Maurice Sendak was part of a vanguard of writers and illustrators transforming the American picture book and revolutionizing children’s culture in the ‘60s. He illustrated more than 30 books throughout the decade, including the character-driven The Sign on Rosie’s Door(1960), the painterly Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (1962), and the controversial In the Night Kitchen (1970), as well as the beloved Nutshell Library (1962) and his most celebrated bestseller, Where the Wild Things Are (1963).

We may take these books for granted now but each was experimental in its day, breaking picture book conventions and defying expectations. In between the boldly colorful Wild Things and Night Kitchen, Sendak went through a “black-and-white” period, ignoring color altogether and producing some of his most haunting and nuanced drawings. This period coincided with immense personal losses, including the death of his mother and his beloved dog, as well as his father’s cancer and his own recuperation from a heart attack that nearly killed him. This exhibition is the first to explore how Sendak’s art reflected both social and personal turmoil throughout the decade.

MUSEUM HOURS
Tuesday — Noon - 5pm
Wednesday — Noon - 8pm
Thursday — Noon - 8pm
Friday — Noon - 5pm
Saturday — Noon - 6pm
Sunday — Noon - 6pm

Closed Mondays and National Holidays.

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 03 -
September 01, 2014
Now You See It: Photography and Concealment
Photography is a medium prized for its capacity to expose, lay bare, make visible. For many artists, the camera is, above all, a tool for revealing what would otherwise remain unnoticed. As Diane Arbus once said: "I really believe there are things which nobody would see unless I photographed them." At the root of this artistic impulse is a keen fascination with that which is hidden, obscure, or hitherto unseen. This exhibition presents a selection of contemporary photographs and video from the permanent collection that variously explores the medium's dynamic interplay between concealment and revelation.

Some of the artists featured here use the camera to reveal subjects or places ordinarily hidden, as in Vera Lutter's majestic view of the interior of a Pepsi-Cola bottling plant or Miguel Rio Branco's lush image of a tapestry's seamy underside. Others address instances of geopolitical obfuscation: Fazal Sheikh's aerial photographs of the Negev desert in southern Israel record the traces of Bedouin villages that have been transformed into forests or farmland, while Mishka Henner collects images of stylishly censored high-security sites on Google Earth. In Vault (2011), Thomas Demand takes his inspiration from current events, meticulously re-creating a storeroom in which thirty missing works of art were discovered during a recent police raid.

The tension between publicity and privacy—the simultaneous desire to be looked at and to evade the merciless gaze of the camera—animates the work of artists as diverse as Arbus, Lutz Bacher, Jack Pierson, and Taryn Simon. In her video, The Nightingale (2003), Grace Ndiritu explores the tradition of the veil and its complex poetics of exposure and effacement. Complementing the contemporary works on view is a selection of earlier photographs in which the primary subject is hidden or obscured—a brief anthology of playfulness, shame, and seduction.

HOURS:
Open 7 Days a Week
Sun – Thu 10am – 5:30pm*
Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm*
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May

*Galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.

Fee includes same-week admission to the Main Building and The Cloisters museum and gardens. There is no extra charge for entrance to exhibitions.

ADMISSION:
Adults $25
Seniors (65 & older) $17
Students $12*
Members (Join Now) Free
Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free

*The Museum participates in several programs that include free admission for students. All New York City public school students, along with students from Bard Graduate Center, Barnard College, Columbia University, and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, may visit the Museum for free. Please check with your school administrator to see if your student ID allows free admission to the Museum.

Gallery 851
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 08 -
August 31, 2014
The Art of Eric Carle & Friends: What's Your Favorite Animal?
Eric Carle has partnered with fourteen leading illustrators to answer the enduring question, “What’s your favorite animal?" in a new book published by Henry Holt and Company. Contributions range from meticulously rendered artwork to quick, funny sketches with equally varied commentaries. The book, and this complementary exhibition, is a colorful, varied, and engaging omnibus that offers real insight into the lives and personalities of the artists. Contributors are Nick Bruel, Eric Carle, Lucy Cousins, Susan Jeffers, Steven Kellogg, Jon Klassen, Tom Lichtenheld, Peter McCarty, Chris Raschka, Peter Sis, Lane Smith, Erin Stead, Rosemary Wells, and Mo Willems. All royalties from the sale of the book benefit The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Send us your favorite animal artwork to be included in our gallery!

West Gallery
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
April 11 -
May 04, 2014
The Rose Haggadah
The Rose Haggadah is a unique artists’ book, the result of an innovative annual commission from the Rose family, presented to the Library’s Dorot Jewish Division by the Rose family in 2005. In three volumes, the Rose Haggadah brings together 50 years of Passover-themed artwork, ranging stylistically all the way from “New York social realist” Jack Levine to New York Review of Books caricaturist David Levine, via some of the most prominent American artists of the 20th century. Each year, at Passover, the Library shows an opening from one of the volumes, accompanied by a video presentation featuring a wide variety of images from all three volumes; meanwhile, work continues on volume four.

Mon, Thu, Fri & Sat 10am - 6pm
Tue, Wed 10am - 8pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
McGraw Rotunda
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 11 -
12, 2014
New York Photo Show & Sale 19th - 21st Century Photographic Images
Dealers setting up at the New York City Photo Show are knowledgeable specialists of the photo community from the United States and Europe, making it one of the preeminent shows in the Country. Photos are displayed on the walls, table tops, and in portfolios.

The show features dealers who specialize in the sale of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century images such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, as well as vernacular images, stereoviews, snapshots, photos by well known photographers, images by up and coming photographers and dealers of new, used and rare books on photographers and photography, and museum quality images. Its a great opportunity to view and purchase images from $1- 10,000+. Oh what fun!! Come and plan to spend the day with our dealers.

Dealers are interested in purchasing your images as well. If you have images that you would like to sell contact a staff member representing US Photo Shows (wearing a purple colored shirt). They will direct you to the dealers who are interested in purchasing what you have for sale.

SHOW DATE HOURS:

Friday April 11
8am – 10am: Early Buyers BONUS HOURS
10am – 4pm: General Admission
2 Day General Admission Available

Saturday April 12
9am - 4pm: General Admission
11am - 4pm: Student & Teacher

Lighthouse Conference Center
(7 blocks from the Park Avenue Armory)
111 East 59th Street
New York City, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 16 -
October 03, 2014
A Collection's Progress: The Lewis Walpole Library, 2000-2014
This new exhibition presents materials selected from the Library's collecting successes of the last fourteen years.

When Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis left his library to Yale in 1979 Lewis thought of his gift not as a finished monument but as a living thing that required growth and change lest it become, in his words, “static and moldy.” The exhibition presents materials selected from the LWL’s collecting successes of the last fourteen years. Together the objects on display argue forcefully for the Library’s conquest of stasis and mold, and each speaks eloquently of another time, its politics and conflicts, its arts, fashions, and pastimes.

Lewis Walpole Library
Yale University
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT
Exhibit New England
April 17 -
July 13, 2014
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
Part of a six-city international tour, with 41 works by some of the greatest names in European art—including Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Domenichino, Francesco Guardi, Salvator Rosa, and Titian—“Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums”will examine the evolution of thematic and stylistic trends in Italian art from religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the nineteenth century. The remarkable regional and historical breadth of the exhibition will also showcase the outstanding quality of Glasgow Museums’ collection.

Sun Noon – 5 pm
Tue Noon – 5 pm
Wed Noon – 5 pm
Thu Noon – 5 pm
Fri Noon – 5 pm
Sat 10 am – 5 pm
On the third Thursday of every month 5:00-8:00 pm

General admission is $5 per person, suggested donation.

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 17 -
November 02, 2014
Sendak in the '60s
Amidst the turbulence of 1960s America a quiet revolution took place where few expected it: the world of children’s books. Maurice Sendak was part of a vanguard of writers and illustrators transforming the American picture book and revolutionizing children’s culture in the ‘60s. He illustrated more than 30 books throughout the decade, including the character-driven The Sign on Rosie’s Door(1960), the painterly Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (1962), and the controversial In the Night Kitchen (1970), as well as the beloved Nutshell Library (1962) and his most celebrated bestseller, Where the Wild Things Are (1963).

We may take these books for granted now but each was experimental in its day, breaking picture book conventions and defying expectations. In between the boldly colorful Wild Things and Night Kitchen, Sendak went through a “black-and-white” period, ignoring color altogether and producing some of his most haunting and nuanced drawings. This period coincided with immense personal losses, including the death of his mother and his beloved dog, as well as his father’s cancer and his own recuperation from a heart attack that nearly killed him. This exhibition is the first to explore how Sendak’s art reflected both social and personal turmoil throughout the decade.

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 17 -
May 25, 2014
Four Scores on 150 Years Ago
Dave Burrell’s Civil War Concerts

Starting in 2010, composer and pianist Dave Burrell embarked on a five year project with the Rosenbach. He has written original music for one concert each year of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, inspired by his experience researching and responding to the Rosenbach’s historic collections. Each of the four concerts thus far has featured a different theme, and some of the compositions have repeated and grown throughout the series.

In this special exhibition, we invite you to explore this fascinating and unique project from its inception to today. Burrell’s original musical scores, research notebooks, and interviews about his creative process will be displayed beside the original Civil War documents which inspired the concerts. Visitors can also enjoy recordings of the previous concerts in the series: Portraits of Civil War Heroes, Civilians during Wartime, and Turning Point.

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 18 -
June 28, 2014
Once Upon a Time, There Was the End
Organized by Rachel Gugelberger
Borrowing its title from the stock opening and closing phrases of traditional oral narratives, in particular fairy tales, Once Upon a Time, There Was the End pivots around two central themes: stories elicited by modalities of the book in the face of rapid technological transformation, and anxiety about the end of the book as echoed in apocalyptic, dystopian and speculative visions. The exhibition presents the work of eleven artists who employ conceptual strategies and material forms that consider the dematerialization of the book; the interplay between physical and digital; and irreducible form(s) in books, works on paper, photography, video, sculpture, performance and Web-based projects. Artists include: Madeline Djerejian, Ellen Harvey, Warren Lehrer, Loren Madsen, MomenTech, Mitch Patrick, Emilio Chapela Pérez, Lisa Schilling, Sara Shaoul, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, and Andrew Norman Wilson.

The opening reception is Friday, April 18, 6-8pm.

Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 4pm

Admission to the Center's galleries is free and open to the public.

Public Programs in Conjunction with the Exhibit:

Friday, April 18, 7pm: Performance During the Opening Reception by Sara Shaoul

Friday, May 9, 6:30pm Performances by Warren Lehrer and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, followed by a conversation with the artists including Sara Shaoul

Featured Artist Projects
Diane Stemper - Sample Close at Hand
2013 Workspace Artists-in-Residence: Cecile Chong, Dahlia Elsayad, Swati Khurana, Kameelah Rasheed, and Jeni Wightman

The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 21 -
September 21, 2014
The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775
The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775 will follow an hour-by-hour account of the actions of British Regulars and Patriots on April 19th, 1775, presenting a chronological and geographical timeline of the day and representing many of the communities surrounding Boston – Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Arlington (Menotomy), and Cambridge – whose militias played a prominent role in the day-long engagement.

Organized by Concord Museum curator David Wood and militaria expert Joel Bohy, the exhibition will draw from the Museum’s important collection, as well as a number of private and institutional collections.

Concord Museum
53 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA
Exhibit New England
April 21, 2014 -
January 04, 2015
Focus on Nature XIII
Focus on Nature XIII features 91 natural and cultural history illustrations, representing the work of 71 illustrators from 15 different countries. The subjects represented are diverse, ranging from those only found in the artists’ home country to those that have a worldwide distribution. A special feature of FON XIII is a 3D illustration by Swiss artist Livia Maria Enderli of Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis). This reconstruction of a skull from an archaeological site in Uzbekistan in central Asia found in 1938 uses the latest technology available to artists and scientists.

Since its inception in 1990, the exhibit series Focus on Nature has reflected the standards, materials, and skills of contemporary natural history illustrators. It promotes awareness of a type of art that, although widely used in scientific publications, is not often seen by the general public.

Tue - Sun, 9:30am - 5pm
Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Free admission.
Donations are accepted at the door.

The Carousel is free. Donations are accepted.

Photography Gallery
New York State Museum
Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 23 -
August 09, 2014
Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Rare Books & Manuscripts
This Exhibition is a celebration of some of the most beautiful and important rare books and manuscripts acquired by the Library since 2000. Some were gifts to the Athenæum by generous donors. Most were purchased using the income from the numerous endowed book funds established by members and friends of the Library. These named book funds have been essential to the growth of the Library’s book collections and continue to honor the memory of those people who realized that important collections need to grow.

As befits the Athenæum’s extensive Rare Book and Manuscript Collections, these recent additions range widely in date and place of production. Many of the books to be exhibited are handsomely illustrated such as Thomas Pattison Yeats' Institutions of Entomology which is celebrated for the individual life-size paintings of insects that were added to the pages of the book by Louisa, Countess of Aylesford. La Création, which was printed in Paris by Francois-Louis Schmeid in 1928, is illustrated by numerous multicolored art deco woodblock print.

Fine bindings will also be featured in the exhibit. A particularly unusual one of engraved tortoise shell, dating from 1693, covers The Truest and Largest Account of the late Earthquake in Jamaica. Sybil Pye, a self taught English binder who was active in the first half of the 20th century created the distinctive binding for T. Sturge Moore's The Little School which was printed by the Eragny Press on vellum in 1905. This binding is illustrated on the cover of the Boston Athenæum’s wall calendar for 2014 which features some of the books that will be part of this exhibit.

ADMISSION: Members free; non-members $5.00

Boston Athenæum
10 1/2 Beacon Street
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
April 24 -
July 20, 2014
Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1852-1890
A selection of poetry, fiction, images, and other materials from the rich Wilson collections related to the epoch-defining event. Curated by the UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate English seminar in American Literature 1860-1900.

Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room, Wilson Library

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3936
201 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC
Exhibit South
April 25, 2014
Lance Hidy Artist Reception
An exhibit of renowned graphic designer and artist Lance Hidy will kick off Friday, April 25 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm with a free artist exhibit.

Hidy’s posters of bold composition and pure solid colors will be arranged thematically, with topics ranging from books and libraries to graphic arts to culture and children. Early and never-before-exhibited work will be showcased along with displays revealing the artist’s creative process including preliminary studies and press proofs. Hidy’s digital photomontages, three U.S. postage stamps, and Penumbra typeface will also be featured.

Show Hours:
Saturdays 10am - 4pm

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors. No charge for members

The Museum of Printing
800 Massachusetts Avenue
North Andover, MA
Exhibit New England