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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.

Mon Closed
Tue – Fri & Sun 10am – 5:30pm
Sat 10am – 9pm

Free admission

The J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
June 23, 2014 -
March 15, 2015
Warhol On Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987+
Andy Warhol envisioned the record cover as a means to popularize his name as an artist and, once he reached iconic status in the 1960s, used it to directly impact popular culture. Designed to be collected by the masses, the records—numbering more than fifty— reinforce his maxim “repetition adds up to reputation.” While only a fortunate few own a Warhol painting, millions own his design for Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers.

The exhibition is drawn from the Cranbrook Art Museum’s preeminent collection of record covers by Andy Warhol, a recent gift by Frank M. Edwards and Ann M. Williams, and premieres three recently discovered covers that have never before been exhibited, including a cover recently discovered last year. Cranbrook has also been loaned a copy of the one-of-a-kind "Night Beat" album cover, making this the most comprehensive exhibition of authenticated record covers to date. The album covers range from the extremely rare to the widely recognizable; together they offer a unique lens to survey the artist’s career from a young graphic designer to a cultural phenomenon. At the same time, the exhibition documents the history of the mass-produced vinyl record and the zeitgeist of these eras through the inclusion of music, video and artworks from the Art Museum’s extensive Andy Warhol collection. Listening booths in the gallery will allow viewers to play select albums, thereby producing an experience between the cover art and the music—rock, classical, opera, jazz, soul, experimental—the way Warhol intended. The exhibition also includes album covers by other musicians that have controversially appropriated Warhol’s imagery and testify to his influence on subsequent generations.

Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Exhibit Midwest
July 26, 2014 -
March 01, 2015
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
A preeminent artist of belle époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) brought the language of the late-19th-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. A cultural nexus, he connected artists, performers, authors, intellectuals, and society figures of his day, creating a bridge between the brothels and society salons of the moment. His work allows entry into many facets of Parisian life, from politics to visual culture and the rise of popular entertainment in the form of cabarets and café-concerts. This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from The Museum of Modern Art’s stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.

Organized thematically, the exhibition explores five subjects that together create a portrait of Lautrec’s Paris. A section devoted to café-concerts and dance halls examines the rise of nightlife culture in France through the depiction of famous venues, including the celebrated Moulin Rouge. Another focuses on the actresses, singers, dancers, and performers who sparked the artist’s imagination and served as his muses, including Yvette Guilbert, acclaimed dancer Loie Fuller, and close friend Jane Avril. Lautrec’s sympathetic images of women are evident in a group of works that includes his landmark Elles portfolio, depicting prostitutes during nonworking hours, in quiet moments of introspection. Lautrec’s role in Paris’s artistic community is explored in a section devoted to his creative circle, highlighting designs for song sheets for the popular music that flooded Paris’s café-concerts, programs for the avant-garde theatrical productions that he attended, and his contributions to magazines and intellectual reviews. A final section looks at the pleasures of the capital, from horse racing at Longchamp and promenading on the Bois de Boulogne, to the new fad for ice skating and the enduring appeal of Paris’s culture of gastronomy.

The accompanying publication highlights the Museum’s collection of prints and posters by Lautrec, with an introductory essay on the artist and five illustrated thematic sections that explore belle époque Paris as seen through Lautrec’s eyes, by Sarah Suzuki.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 12, 2014 -
May 09, 2015
2014 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art
The Philip Hofer prize is awarded each year to a student at Harvard whose collection of books or works of art best exemplifies the traditions of breadth, coherence, and imagination represented by Philip Hofer, A.B. '21, L.H.D. '67, founder and first Curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts in the Houghton Library and Secretary of the Fogg Art Museum. The prize, which is to encourage student interest in collecting, was established in 1987 by Melvin R. Seiden, A.B. '52, L.L.B. '55. Students competing for the prize submit an annotated list or bibliography and an essay describing the scope, contents, and goal of the collection. On exhibition are samples of this year's first prize winning collection, , A History of the 1933 Goudey Baseball Card Set: From Artwork to Copyright Registration, submitted by Benjamin Lee, Class of 2017.

Mon, Fri, & Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, & Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sun CLOSED

3rd floor display cases
Lamont Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
August 12, 2014 -
May 09, 2015
2014 Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize
Established in 1977, the Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting recognizes and encourages book collecting by undergraduates at Harvard. Students competing for the annual prize submit an annotated bibliography and an essay on their collecting efforts, the influence of mentors, the experience of searching for, organizing and caring for items, and the future direction of the collection. On display are samplings of the collections of this year's prize-winning entries, along with personal commentary.

Mon, Fri, & Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, & Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sun CLOSED

2nd & 3rd floor display cases
Lamont Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
August 20, 2014 -
July 06, 2015
The Temple of Flora: Prints by Robert John Thornton and Jim Dine
Dr. Robert John Thornton published The Temple of Flora (1799-1807), a botanical book of prints depicting
flora, information, commentary, and poetry. In 1984, American pop artist Jim Dine (born 1935) used the color mezzotints as models for his folio book “The Temple of Flora” also featuring etchings and poetry. The exhibition includes prints by Dine coupled with original Temple of Flora.
Free and open to the public.

Harnett Museum of Art
University of Richmond Museums
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA
Exhibit South
August 20, 2014 -
July 06, 2015
The Temple of Flora: Prints by Robert John Thornton and Jim Dine
Dr. Robert John Thornton published The Temple of Flora (1799-1807), a botanical book of prints depicting flora, information, commentary, and poetry. In 1984, American pop artist Jim Dine (born 1935) used the color mezzotints as models for his folio book “The Temple of Flora” also featuring etchings and poetry. The exhibition includes prints by Dine coupled with original Temple of Flora.

Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Exhibit South
September 27, 2014 -
March 01, 2015
Three exhibitions exploring mythology
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art Presents
Three Exhibitions Exploring Mythological Themes, Spanning the 16th Century to Today

Exhibitions feature works by Hendrick Goltzius, Rare Baroque Tapestries, and an Alison de Vere film.

This fall, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art presents three focus exhibitions, spotlighting historical and 20th-century artist’s approaches to and interpretations of classical Greek mythology. Together the exhibitions—including Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth; Weaving the Myth of Psyche: Baroque Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum, and Alison de Vere’s short film, Psyche and Eros (1994)—explore key themes that mythological narratives have evoked over time and that continue to resonate in contemporary culture.

Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth features a group of prints and one painting that showcase the Dutch artist’s evolution as one of the most skilled printmakers of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Born in 1558, Goltzius was both a renowned painter and printmaker during his lifetime, and first gained critical acclaim as one of Northern Europe’s leading mannerists. Today, Goltzius is best known for his sumptuously detailed engravings that bring diverse subjects to life—from renderings of the King of France to the feats of Hercules to the life of the Virgin Mary. Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth examines the artist’s illustrious and versatile career, illuminating new aspects of Goltzius’s artistic legacy by presenting his ongoing thematic and technical experimentation in the medium of printmaking at the end of the 16th century.

Mythology and Truth includes Goltzius’s engraving The Wedding of Cupid and Psyche, the classical myth further explored in the exhibition on view in the adjoining gallery, Weaving the Myth of Psyche: Baroque Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum. On view through March 8, 2015, Weaving the Myth of Psyche features five rare 17th-century tapestries depicting the tumultuous love affair of Psyche and Eros. These tapestries derive from a 1660 cycle designed for a noble family in Paris during the reign of King Louis XIV. Though the designs were initially attributed to Raphael, they have since been reattributed to the Flemish artist Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502–1550), who conceived some of the most ambitious tapestry series of the 16th century, and whose achievements are currently highlighted in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelest and Renaissance Tapestry.

The myth of Cupid and Psyche dates to the 4th century BCE, and regained popularity in early modern Europe after the rediscovery of The Golden Ass, a novel by 2nd-century Roman author Apuleius. Apuleius tells the story of the romance between the mortal Psyche and the god Cupid, which is thwarted by the jealousy of the goddess Venus. Immortalized in these Baroque tapestries, this ancient tale addresses the universal themes of love, loss, and self-discovery.

On view the Museum’s rotunda, British filmmaker Alison de Vere’s short animated film, Psyche and Eros (1994), offers a contemporary interpretation of this rich mythological narrative. Collaboratively created by de Vere and her husband, artist Karl Weschke, this retelling of the myth provides a particularly personal and poignant dimension to the character of Psyche, and illustrates the story’s enduring significance in contemporary culture.

Free and open to the public

Shaw Ruddock Gallery
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, ME
Exhibit New England
September 29, 2014 -
March 01, 2015
GOYA A Lifetime of Graphic Invention
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) is regarded as the most important Spanish artist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. A witness to decades of political upheaval and social unrest, he represents both the culmination of the tradition of the Old Masters and the beginning of modernity.

In addition to his commissioned work as a court painter, Goya was an innovative and subtle graphic artist. Over the course of his long career, he produced almost three hundred etchings and lithographs that reveal his personal vision, tireless invention, and enthusiasm for technical experimentation. Goya: A Lifetime of Graphic Invention will present Goya’s printed oeuvre as an integral—indeed defining—component of his life and career. The exhibition will also invite a reconsideration of the Museum’s paintings by Goya through the context of his lifelong engagement with printmaking.

Among the more than 200 works to be featured are complete first edition sets of Goya’s four major print series, Los Caprichos (The Caprices, 1799), Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War, 1810-19), La Tauromaquia (Bullfighting, 1816), and Los Disparates (The Follies, 1816-23).

Tuesday-Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1 - 5pm
Thursdays until 9pm
Monday CLOSED

$10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and over, $4 for students.
Complimentary admission on Thursdays after 5pm.
Meadows Museum members and children under the age of 12 are admitted free.
SMU faculty, staff, and students receive free admission upon presentation of their University photo ID.

Meadows Museum
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
October 27, 2014 -
March 01, 2015
“His Booke: Ownership Marks and Book Plates”

Redwood Library and Athenaeum
50 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI
Exhibit New England
November 08, 2014 -
March 09, 2015
Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland
This traveling exhibition pairs for the first time approximately 150 works by American photographers Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) and Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), enlightened observers of Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and ’70s. For Caponigro, Ireland and Britain became sites of creative energy to which he returned repeatedly. Davidson brought the same gritty street sensibility that had made his Brooklyn Gang series a sensation among photograph collectors. The exhibition examines the artistic, social, and historical forces informing two master photographers as they bring American eyes to enduring landscapes and changing cultural scenes. Co-organized by the Yale Center for British Art (where it is on view June 26–Sept. 14, 2014) and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, “Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland” is accompanied by a catalog of the same title published by Yale University Press.

MaryLou and George Boone Gallery
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
November 08, 2014 -
April 26, 2015
Peanuts in Wonderland
“‘What is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?'”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Charles M. Schulz kept more than one copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll in his library. Beginning in January 1958, and for many years thereafter, he featured the story in Peanuts. Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Sally all read the book aloud, and Snoopy liked to show off his disappearing “Cheshire Beagle trick.”

The Charles M. Schulz Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in this exhibition, which features 11 original Peanuts strips, Archie and Pogo artwork; and explores Alice in illustration; comic books, and animation.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has inspired hundreds of creative retellings, and an untold number of cartoon derivatives. From Walt Disney to Charles M. Schulz, cartoonists have explored imaginative realms informed by Carroll’s masterwork. With Alice appearing in such popular comics as Archie, Superman, and Raggedy Ann, Schulz joined a long line of cartoonists allured by the whimsy of Wonderland. Artists continue to see Dodgson as their muse, creating cartoons that contribute to the longstanding graphic history of his classic manuscript. As Wonderland turns 150, the story still rouses curious minds, recalling images of a fantasy realm where animals talk and hidden worlds are to be found down rabbit holes.

Mon, Wed - Fri 11am - 5pm
CLOSED TUESDAYS
Sat & Suns 10am - 5pm

Adults — $10
Seniors (62 and over with ID) — $5
Youth/Students (4–18 or with valid student ID) – $5
Museum Members & Youth 3 and Under — FREE

Downstairs Changing Gallery
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, CA
Exhibit West
November 11, 2014 -
March 01, 2015
Decoding the Renaissance
The Renaissance was the first great age of mass communication, but it was also the period when the art of secret writing came into its own. The new science of codes and ciphers produced some of the period’s most brilliant inventions, most beautiful books, and most enduring legacies. It left its mark on virtually every aspect of Renaissance culture, including the development of diplomacy and the waging of war, the creation of the postal system, the invention of sign language, and the search for hidden meanings in literature and the visual arts. And it provided the inspiration for the pioneering modern code-breaker William F. Friedman—chief cryptanalyst for the US government from the 1920s to the 1950s. Friedman’s introduction to ciphers (as well as to his wife Elizebeth, a distinguished code-breaker in her own right) came through his early work on Sir Francis Bacon; and he drew directly on Renaissance texts and technologies throughout his cryptographic career.

Decoding the Renaissance explores some six hundred years of secret communication, introducing the tricks of the trade and revealing the surprising connections between Renaissance texts and technologies and modern methods of cryptanalysis. The exhibition brings together the first comprehensive collection of early books on cryptography, many of Friedman’s most influential works, and the most mysterious of all unbroken codes, the so-called Voynich Manuscript, on loan for the first time from the Beinecke Library at Yale.

Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun Noon - 5pm

Free admission

Folger Great Hall
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 15, 2014 -
March 29, 2015
Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints
This exhibition presents a visually compelling selection of Japanese woodblock prints — as well as paintings and didactic material — that explores the dynamic early work of Japanese landscape artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). Through the work of Hasui, the exhibition explores the themes of nostalgia and longing — the search for individual and national identity in Japan during the early Taisho period, an era of dizzying social and cultural change. It presents the best work of one of Japan’s modern masters, featuring high quality objects that are compelling visually, often rare, and broadly resonant. The core themes of this art — the exploration of the native landscape and the discovery of a new urban beauty in response to the anonymity of modern life — are as relevant to American audiences now as they were to Japan in the 1920s.

The works selected for this exhibition focus on Hasui’s most creative period of woodblock print design: the years from 1918 to the Great Earthquake of 1923. The exhibition utilizes the unparalleled collection donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by preeminent Hasui collectors, René and Carolyn Balcer.

Open 365 days a year
Sat – Wed 10am – 5pm
Thu & Fri 10am – 9pm

Free admission

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Blvd.
Richmond, VA
Exhibit South
November 17, 2014 -
May 08, 2015
Doris Lee: American Painter and Illustrator
Doris Emrick Lee (1905–1983) was an American painter and illustrator best known for her painting Thanksgiving, which won the prestigious Logan Prize at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1935. In her wide-ranging career, she painted murals for the United States Post Office buildings, participated in annual exhibitions at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C., created commissioned work for Life magazine, and illustrated children’s books. Lee’s art was also featured on greeting cards, calendars, menus, pottery, and fabric. This exhibition showcases photographs, sketches, and objects from the Doris Lee Papers housed in the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 17, 2014 -
March 29, 2015
Lines in the Ice: Seeking the Northwest Passage
See why Europeans are drawn to explore the Arctic and, in particular, the Northwest Passage.

Lines in the Ice examines why Europeans are drawn to explore the Arctic and, in particular, the fabled Northwest Passage. Arctic exploration has influenced our culture, changed the societies of indigenous peoples, and had a powerful effect on the making of the modern world.

The exhibition displays early European maps of the Arctic, Inuit accounts of the coming of the explorers, writings from the search for Franklin, early Arctic photography and much more. It also unearths the history of the North Pole’s most famous resident – Santa.

We uncover the beauty, drama and importance of the Arctic, from the distant past up to the present day.

Free admission

Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
November 18, 2014 -
April 19, 2015
World War I: War of Images, Images of War
"The war to end all wars was fought not only on battlefields, but on easels, drawing boards, and sketchpads." The Atlantic

The first major war of the 20th century, World War I (1914–1918) unleashed modern technologies of killing and devastation never before seen. The final toll was staggering: 20 million dead, 21 million wounded, incalculable damage to the landscape, towns, and cities of Europe. With the downfall of three empires, the map of Europe, and indeed the world, was redrawn.

In this first war fought by an entire generation of modern artists, culture was enlisted as an integral part of the conflict. Nations waged war over who would lead Europe—politically, economically, and above all culturally—through the 20th century. In the decades before the war, modern art had been a truly international phenomenon, with people, artworks, and ideas moving freely across national borders. But this energetic artistic exchange quickly closed down, and battle lines were drawn not simply between nations but between cultures.

This exhibition examines World War I from two perspectives: the representation of the war in propaganda, and the depiction of war by artists who experienced the brutality firsthand. In keeping with past wars, propaganda aimed to contrast a culturally superior self-image with a vilified, barbaric enemy. However, a new dimension developed whereby popular journals and other graphic media depicted the enemy not just as a military threat, but as a threat to the future of European civilization. Soldiers serving at the front, by contrast, encountered a reality that bore no relation to the fiction of propaganda. Their idealism quickly led to disenchantment. The war of images ultimately clashed with images of war.

Mon Closed
Tue – Fri & Sun 10am – 5:30pm
Sat 10am – 9pm

Free admission

Getty Research Institute
The J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
December 04, 2014 -
March 01, 2015
William Blake: Apprentice and Master
This major exhibition focuses on the extraordinary life and work of William Blake (1757–1827), printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet of the prophetic books. It examines his formation as an artist, including his apprenticeship as an engraver, and his maturity during the 1790s when he was at the height of his powers as both an artist and revolutionary poet. The exhibition also explores his influence on the young artist-printmakers who gathered around him in the last years of his life, including Samuel Palmer, George Richmond and Edward Calvert.

Tue - Sun, 10am to 5pm
Mon, Closed

Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont St
Oxford, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
December 05, 2014 -
March 01, 2015
William Blake: Apprentice and Master
This major exhibition will focus on the extraordinary life and work of William Blake (1757–1827), printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet of the prophetic books. It will examine his formation as an artist, including his apprenticeship as an engraver, and his maturity during the 1790s when he was at the height of his powers as both an artist and revolutionary poet. The exhibition will also explore his influence on the young artist-printmakers who gathered around him in the last years of his life, including Samuel Palmer, George Richmond and Edward Calvert.

£10 Full Price with Donation for Gift Aid Purposes*
£8 Concession Price with Donation for Gift Aid Purposes*

*Gift Aid Tickets include an additional £1 voluntary donation allowing the Museum to reclaim tax on both the donation and the ticket price. More information is given on our booking pages. Standard ticket prices are shown below.

10am to 5pm Tuesday - Sunday, & Bank Holidays
Closed Monday

£9 Standard Full Price
£7 Standard Concession Price

£4.50 12-17 years
£4.50 Art Fund Members

Entry is free for Members and for Under-12s

Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology
Oxford University
Beaumont Street
Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
December 08, 2014 -
May 08, 2015
Doris Lee: American Painter and Illustrator
Doris Emrick Lee (1905–1983) was an American painter and illustrator best known for her painting Thanksgiving, which won the prestigious Logan Prize at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1935. In her wide-ranging career, she painted murals for the United States Post Office buildings, participated in annual exhibitions at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C., created commissioned work for Life magazine, and illustrated children’s books. Lee’s art was also featured on greeting cards, calendars, menus, pottery, and fabric. This exhibition showcases photographs, sketches, and objects from the Doris Lee Papers housed in the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

National Museum of Woman in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
December 09, 2014 -
March 08, 2015
The Winchester Bible A Masterpiece of Medieval Art
This exhibition will feature masterfully illuminated pages from two volumes of the magnificent, lavishly ornamented Winchester Bible. Probably commissioned around 1155–60 by the wealthy and powerful Henry of Blois (1129–1171), who was the Bishop of Winchester (and grandson of William the Conqueror and King Stephen's brother), the manuscript is the Winchester Cathedral's single greatest surviving treasure. Renovations at the Cathedral provide the opportunity for these pages, which feature the Old Testament, to travel to New York. This presentation marks the first time the work will be shown in the United States. At the Metropolitan Museum, the pages of one bound volume will be turned once each month; three unbound bi-folios with lavish initials from the other volume—which is currently undergoing conservation—will be on view simultaneously for the duration of the exhibition.

A highlight of the presentation will be the display of an elaborately illustrated double-sided frontispiece—long separated from the Bible and now in the collection of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York—that features scenes from the life of David and Samuel. Works of art from the Metropolitan Museum's own collection—medieval sculpture, goldsmith work, ivories, stained glass, and other examples of manuscript illumination—will provide a larger context for the two volumes.

The Winchester Bible consists of four bound volumes whose pages measure approximately 23 inches high by 15 inches wide (58 by 39 centimeters). The text of 468 folios was written over a period of thirty years by a single scribe with at least five different gifted painters applying expensive pigments, including lapis lazuli and gold, to calf-skin parchment. Their ambitious work was never completed.

Accompanied by a publication

Exhibitions are free with Museum admission

RELATED EVENTS:
Studio Workshop:
From Pigment to Page: Modern Manuscripts with Medieval Techniques
Sun, December 14, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Fee: $95 for the one-day workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

Gallery Talk:
Exhibition Tour—The Winchester Bible: A Masterpiece of Medieval Art
Mon, January 5, 2015, 10:30am – 11:30am
Free with Museum admission

Gallery Talk:
Exhibition Tour—The Winchester Bible: A Masterpiece of Medieval Art
Mon, January 19, 2015, 10:30am – 11:30am
Free with Museum admission

Gallery 304
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
December 12, 2014 -
September 04, 2015
Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Thanks to the development of new technology and social media, more photographs are created, viewed, and shared today than ever before. Public Eye, the first-ever retrospective survey of photography organized by NYPL, takes advantage of this moment to reframe the way we look at photographs from the past. What are some of the platforms and networks through which photographs have been shared? In what ways have we, as photography’s public and one of its subjects, been engaged over time? To what ends has the street served as a venue for photographic practice since its beginnings? And, of more recent concern, are we risking our privacy in pursuit of a more public photography? Ranging from photography’s official announcement in 1839 to manifestations of its current pervasiveness, this landmark exhibition, drawn entirely from the Library’s collections, explores the various ways in which photography has been shared and made public. Photography has always been social.

Free public tours of the exhibition are available at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
December 16, 2014 -
March 15, 2015
Give and Ye Shall Receive: Gift Giving in the Middle Ages
In the Middle Ages, gift exchange helped people define their relationships to family and friends, to acquaintances and strangers, to God and to church. This exhibition, drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, examines models for giving found in scripture and in the lives of the saints, explores how gift giving functioned in medieval society, and highlights the special role of the medieval book as a gift.

Mon Closed
Tue – Fri & Sun 10am – 5:30pm
Sat 10am – 9pm

Free admission

Getty Center
The J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
December 20, 2014 -
July 26, 2015
The Language of Xu Bing
Xu Bing’s first solo presentation in Los Angeles explores the artist’s two-decade-long career. One of the most active and influential Chinese artists living today, Xu Bing received his training in the Printmaking Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. Book from the Sky, an installation of books and scrolls printed with more than 4,000 fake Chinese characters, captivated the burgeoning art community in China in the mid-1980s. Since then, Xu has been investigating the significance and meaning of language.

This exhibition highlights works such as the video The Character of Characters, the artist’s magnum opus and a personal account of the significance of Chinese language and characters through history, culminating with their significance to Chinese society today. The installation Square Word Calligraphy Classroom, composed of tracing books with Xu Bing’s invented calligraphy, was created to help English speakers understand the language and the art of Chinese calligraphy. The work is on view in the Boone Children's Gallery, where visitors are invited to take up a brush and practice his calligraphy.

Mon, Tue, Thu: 11am – 5pm
Wed: CLOSED
Fri: 11am – 8pm
Sat, Sun: 10am – 7pm

$15 Adults
$10 Seniors (62+) & Students with valid ID
Free Children (17 and under)
Free Members

Hammer Building, Level 2
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
January 09 -
March 28, 2015
InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books
“InsideOUT” celebrates the art and craft of contemporary bookbinding and private press printing. Organized by the U.K.-based binding society Designer Bookbinders, this ambitious project is a collaboration between thirty-four binders based in the United Kingdom and twenty-five based in the U.S. and Canada.

The sixty-five bindings exhibited under the title “InsideOUT” not only show excellence in craftsmanship, but can also be justifiably considered as works of art in their own right. To bind such a work usually takes more than sixty hours of highly skilled and concentrated labor, so the texts that a binder chooses should be worthy of such effort! With this in mind, the primary motivation for this exhibition was to feature some of the best possible examples of contemporary private press printing. The results can be seen here: four British and five North American private presses have supplied a total of twenty-eight different titles. In many cases binders have chosen to work with the same title which is fascinating in itself as the viewer is presented with different interpretations of the same text. In order that the exemplary skills of hand printing and the variety in illustration techniques can be appreciated, examples from thirteen of these texts are displayed in sheet form alongside the bindings. This also allows visitors to sample and enjoy the words and images hidden between the covers. Imagination and beauty abound, confirming that the arts of hand bookbinding and hand press printing are thriving on both sides of the Atlantic.

Participating private presses:
Arion Press (USA); Barbarian Press (Canada); Incline Press (UK); The Lone Oak Press (USA); Midnight Paper Sales (USA); Old School Press (UK); Old Stile Press (UK); Shanty Bay Press (Canada); The Whittington Press (UK)

The exhibition launched at the St. Bride Foundation’s Layton Room Gallery (London; May 15 – August 22, 2014) and toured to Harvard University’s Houghton Library (September 11 – December 13, 2014). The exhibition will also travel to Bonhams New York (April 10–19, 2015) and the San Francisco Center for the Book (June 6 – July 5, 2015).

Join us for an opening reception on Friday, January 9, from 6pm to 9pm, with a 7pm gallery talk by featured artist/publisher Gaylord Schanilec of Midnight Paper Sales. This event is free and open to the public, and a number of participating artists and organizers will be in attendance.

Monday – Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesdays open late: 10am to 9pm
Sundays: noon to 4pm

Concurrent exhibitions that celebrate the art of book binding:
- Plainly Spoken: Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter
- Greg Campbell Fine Binding

Two free public events are planned in coordination with these exhibitions:

Friday, January 9; 6–9pm
Opening reception and gallery talk with featured artist/publisher Gaylord Schanilec of Midnight Paper Sales.

Friday, February 6; 6–9pm,
Reception and gallery talk at 7:30pm with featured artists Karen Hanmer and Jana Pullman.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building, 1st floor
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN
Exhibit Midwest
January 09 -
April 26, 2015
Plainly Spoken: The Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter
2013-2014 Juried Traveling Exhibit

MCBA is honored to host the Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter’s exhibit Plainly Spoken, featuring bindings of Julia Miller’s Books Will Speak Plain by seventeen binders from across the United States.

In 1998, Julia Miller began the monumental task of sifting through notes and observations made during her 30 year career as an archivist and book conservator. After 8 years of additional research, she began to write. The publication that resulted, Books Will Speak Plain, is a 500-page handbook aimed at conservators, collectors, librarians and book lovers, for the identification and description of book structures and styles.

The Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is delighted to showcase Miller’s book in this theme-based exhibit. Bookbinders from across the country acquired the text in folded sheets and, months later, presented them to a jury of three as a completed book. This exhibit includes a range of binding ideas: models that replicate books from an historical period; cut-aways that visually reveal their hidden structure; design bindings that interpret a concept from the text; and artists’ bindings that play with structures and materials to create something new.

MCBA is honored to be the final venue for this exhibition’s 18-month tour. Previous stops included the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) and University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

Join us for a reception on Friday, February 6; 6-9pm, with a gallery talk at 7:30 by featured artists Karen Hanmer and Jana Pullman. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday – Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesdays open late: 10am to 9pm
Sundays: noon to 4pm

Additionally, during the exhibition’s opening weekend, MCBA is proud to present an exciting opportunity to expand your binding repertoire! Featured artist Karen Hanmer (Chicago, IL) will offer a two-day workshop where you can explore inventive methods of adding detail to the edges of book blocks, working with materials and techniques such as gilding and metal leaf, graphite, color sponging, gauphering, hot tooling, and more.

Gilding and Colored Edge Decoration Techniques
Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8, 2015; 10am-5pm

Concurrent exhibitions that celebrate the art of book binding:
- InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books
- Greg Campbell Fine Binding

Two free public events are planned in coordination with these exhibitions:

Friday, January 9; 6–9pm
Opening reception and gallery talk with featured artist/publisher Gaylord Schanilec of Midnight Paper Sales.

Friday, February 6; 6–9pm,
Reception and gallery talk at 7:30pm with featured artists Karen Hanmer and Jana Pullman.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building, 1st floor
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN
Exhibit Midwest
January 09 -
March 28, 2015
Greg Campbell Fine Binding
Greg Campbell Fine Binding celebrates work from this renowned Minneapolis-based bookbinder and proprietor of Campbell-Logan Bindery.

This Is Book Art workshop and roundtable series

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, MCBA hosts a series of free presentations and reduced price workshops throughout 2015, offering opportunities for interaction, discussion and skill-building with leaders in the field. At each month’s Book Arts Roundtable artists’ talks, you can learn more about the field of book arts and about each teaching artist’s work. Roundtables are free and held in MCBA’s studios. Numerous internationally renowned book, paper and print artists call the Twin Cities home; MCBA is proud to feature five of them in this series: Jody Williams of Flying Paper Press; Jana Pullman of Western Slope Bindery; Wilber H. “Chip” Schilling of Indulgence Press; paper and textile artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen; and Regula Russelle of Cedar Fence Press.

Workshops require pre-registration; each workshop is $125 plus a $20 supply fee. Normally $290 or more, these workshops are discounted thanks to special support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. All skill levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced.

Workshop participants also receive free admission to the Book Art Biennial Symposium (July 25-26, 2015) and an opportunity to share their artwork as part of our community exhibition, Parts of a Whole III (August through October 2015). More info on each of these opportunities will be available soon.

Monday – Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesdays open late: 10am to 9pm
Sundays: noon to 4pm

Concurrent exhibitions that celebrate the art of book binding:
- InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books
- Plainly Spoken: The Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter, 2013-2014 Juried Traveling Exhibit

Two free public events are planned in coordination with these exhibitions:

Friday, January 9; 6–9pm
Opening reception and gallery talk with featured artist/publisher Gaylord Schanilec of Midnight Paper Sales.

Friday, February 6; 6–9pm,
Reception and gallery talk at 7:30pm with featured artists Karen Hanmer and Jana Pullman.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building, 1st floor
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN
Exhibit Midwest
January 12 -
May 02, 2015
Starry Messengers: Signs and Science from the Skies
Throughout the ages, we have looked to the night sky in a search for meaning. Comets, meteors, eclipses, and other celestial events have been used by scientists to better understand the physical universe, by sages to predict the future, and by writers seeking inspiration. Starry Messengers brings together books and manuscripts from Houghton's collections that demonstrate how these events were understood in the early modern world.

Please join us for an exhibition opening reception on Tuesday, February 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Edison and Newman Room.

Edison and Newman Room
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard (between Widener & Lamont libraries)
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
January 15 -
April 04, 2015
Love on Paper
Love comes in all shapes and sizes, spanning the centuries and the globe – especially when expressed on paper. That’s precisely why the Newberry’s Love on Paper displays such an eclectic array of collection items, ranging from proclamations and pictures to cynical put-downs and comical send-ups of love. The exhibition features handwritten notes and mass-produced cards; Valentine verses and anti-love tableaux; tender confessions and graphic revelations of platonic, heterosexual, and same-sex adoration. This variety amounts to a statement not only about love, but about paper’s capacity to convey otherwise inexpressible feelings.

Love on Paper is the result of an experiment in organizing exhibitions at the Newberry: crowd-sourced curation. Most exhibitions develop under the direction of one or two curators. The objects and artifacts on view in Love on Paper, however, were selected—lovingly—by staff members throughout the library. The items on display thus reflect the many and varied areas of human interest and expertise, as well as the magnificent collection, gathered under the Newberry’s roof.

Free and open to the public.

Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery
The Newberry
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
January 16 -
June 01, 2015
Hidden Beauty: Exploring The Aesthetics Of Medical Science
This collaborative project by a scientist and artist asks the reader to consider the aesthetics of human disease, both within and beyond the context of our preconceived social systems. Disease is a dynamically powerful force of nature that acts without regard to race, religion or culture. These forces create visually stunning patterns with a remarkable ability to evoke human emotion in isolation that differs when viewed in the context of the disease that produced the image. We see beauty in the delicate lacework of fungal hyphae invading a blood vessel, the structure of the normal cerebellum, and the desperate drive of metastasizing cancer cells. However, the appreciation of the imagery produced by disease is bittersweet; we simultaneously experience the beauty of the natural world and the pain of those living with these disease processes. Ultimately, this series of images will leave the viewer with an appreciation of visual beauty inherent within the medical sciences.

Mon - Sun 10am–5pm

The Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 16 -
April 02, 2015
Treasures from Japan in the Yale University Library
Three exhibitions opening Friday, Jan. 16, at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library highlight the diversity and richness of the library’s collections, exploring Yale's remarkable collection of pre-modern Japanese manuscripts, the underground art scene in 1980s East Germany, and the integration of American theatrical productions.

Combined, the three exhibitions present an extraordinary range of items, including materials from a 1943 integrated production of Othello staring Paul Robeson; works by East German underground artist and poet Sascha Anderson who was secretly in cahoots with the Stasi; and eighth-century Japanese scrolls that are among the world’s earliest printed objects. These and a trove of other fascinating material will be on view in the exhibitions.

Yale’s Japanese Manuscript Collection (1907) and Yale Association of Japan Collection (1934) include stellar examples of early printing, woodblock print publishing, and artworks, as well as an impressive array of rare historical documents. This exhibition provides a glimpse of the treasures in these extraordinary collections, which are associated with the legacy of Asakawa Kan’ichi (1873-1948), professor of history and first curator of the East Asian collections at Yale.

The exhibition is a tribute to Asakawa’s vision for a great Japanese library that would engage Americans in the study of Japan’s history, society, and culture. It also celebrates recent efforts by faculty, students, librarians, and conservators at Yale and the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo to document Yale’s holdings of pre-modern Japanese books and manuscripts and bring them to the forefront in research and teaching.

Mon - Thu: 9am - 7pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 5pm

OTHER EXHIBITIONS
Jan. 16 – April 11
Fun on the Titanic: Underground Art and the East German State

Jan. 16 – April 18
Casting Shadows: Integration on the American Stage

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
January 16 -
April 11, 2015
Fun on the Titanic: Underground Art and the East German State
Three exhibitions opening Friday, Jan. 16, at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library highlight the diversity and richness of the library’s collections, exploring Yale's remarkable collection of pre-modern Japanese manuscripts, the underground art scene in 1980s East Germany, and the integration of American theatrical productions.

Combined, the three exhibitions present an extraordinary range of items, including materials from a 1943 integrated production of Othello staring Paul Robeson; works by East German underground artist and poet Sascha Anderson who was secretly in cahoots with the Stasi; and eighth-century Japanese scrolls that are among the world’s earliest printed objects. These and a trove of other fascinating material will be on view in the exhibitions.

Behind the Iron Curtain, a generation of poets, artists, musicians, and performers turned their backs on official culture in the East German state. In back-courtyard apartments, private studios, and workshops, they created a space for free creative expression that they hoped might elude the dictates, police, and policy-makers of the communist regime, which they viewed as a dead end for culture, or—in the prescient metaphor of the poet “Matthias” Baader Holst—a sinking ship.

Fun on the Titanic explores the creative diversity and exuberance of culture nurtured behind closed doors by the East German underground of the 1980s. Rare and colorful, the self-published ‘zines and artist’s books on display from Beinecke’s collection tell a story of persistent resolve, resourcefulness, and mischievous youthful determination—punctuated by betrayals, arrests, voluntary exile, and even suicide—all in the name of a lost generation and its yearning to have fun in the final days of a totalitarian state.

Mon - Thu: 9am - 7pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 5pm

OTHER EXHIBITIONS
Jan. 16 – April 2
Treasures from Japan in the Yale University Library

Jan. 16 – April 18
Casting Shadows: Integration on the American Stage

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
January 16 -
April 18, 2015
Casting Shadows: Integration on the American Stage
Three exhibitions opening Friday, Jan. 16, at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library highlight the diversity and richness of the library’s collections, exploring Yale's remarkable collection of pre-modern Japanese manuscripts, the underground art scene in 1980s East Germany, and the integration of American theatrical productions.

Combined, the three exhibitions present an extraordinary range of items, including materials from a 1943 integrated production of Othello staring Paul Robeson; works by East German underground artist and poet Sascha Anderson who was secretly in cahoots with the Stasi; and eighth-century Japanese scrolls that are among the world’s earliest printed objects. These and a trove of other fascinating material will be on view in the exhibitions.

Many of the productions now considered highlights in the history of African Americans on the stage—Shuffle Along (1921), The Green Pastures (1930), Porgy and Bess (1935)—were performed by entirely African American casts. This exhibition features theatrical productions and performers that attempted to bridge America’s racial divisions through integrated casting.

The exhibition is divided into two parts: The curved case at the north end of the library's mezzanine offers a chronological selection of examples of stage integration, beginning with the 1878 Uncle Tom’s Cabin and continuing through August Wilson’s 1984 Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The south case features three individuals—the actor Paul Robeson, the director Lloyd Richards, and the producer Philip Rose—each with notable involvement in the history of integration onstage.

Much of the material on exhibit comes from the Clippings File of the Beinecke’s James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection, a vast and rich assemblage not only of clippings, but also of theater playbills and other ephemera.

Mon - Thu: 9am - 7pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 5pm

OTHER EXHIBITIONS
Jan. 16 – April 2
Treasures from Japan in the Yale University Library

Jan. 16 – April 11
Fun on the Titanic: Underground Art and the East German State

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
January 16 -
March 22, 2015
Tomi Ungerer: All in One
Tomi Ungerer is best known as the award winning author and illustrator of such beloved 1960s children’s classics as The Three Robbers (1961) and Moon Man (1966). But the virtuoso draftsman—who was born in Alsace, France, in 1931, and who currently resides in a remote part of Ireland near Cork—is much more than this. Even as Ungerer was busy producing children’s books for the publisher Harper & Row, he was making a name for himself with witty advertising campaigns for the New York Times and the Village Voice, biting satirical illustrations about the business world, and brutal pictorial responses to racism, fascism, and the Vietnam War. Ungerer also made graphic erotic drawings throughout his career. That Ungerer is not as well known in America today as he is in Europe is largely due to his self-imposed exile c.1970, when he and his wife abruptly abandoned New York and relocated to a farm in Nova Scotia, where Ungerer produced some of his most exquisite drawings to date.

The Drawing Center exhibition is the first career retrospective in the United States dedicated to this extraordinary artist. Beginning with his childhood drawings depicting the Nazi invasion of Strasbourg, through his work in New York and Canada, and concluding with Ungerer’s most recent political and satirical campaigns as well as his illustrations for the 2013 children’s book Fog Island, Tomi Ungerer: All in One will re-introduce this wildly creative individual to New York City and the world. The exhibition will occupy the entire Drawing Center, with a spotlight “exhibition” of Ungerer’s erotic drawings in the Drawing Room and animations in the lower-level Lab gallery.

Wed 12 - 6pm
Thu 12 - 8pm
Fri - Sun 12 - 6pm
(closed on Mon & Tue)

Adults: $5
Student & seniors: $3
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free
Admission is free on Thursdays, 6 – 8pm

Main Gallery, Drawing Room, & Lower-Level Gallery Lab
THE DRAWING CENTER
35 Wooster Street
SoHo, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 20 -
August 28, 2015
The Automobile: Design Considerations and Local Manifestations
Syracuse, New York, has had a number of industrial associations. Perhaps it was first known as the “Salt City.” It was also known for being at the center of a large canal system. Over the years, Syracuse was also prominently connected with the manufacture of typewriters, shotguns, shoes, plows, carriages, automobiles, and air conditioners. This exhibition focuses upon the automobile and its local industrial manifestations, but also explores some of the automobile construction concepts represented in the Special Collection Research Center’s industrial design collections. Material related to the most famous of Syracuse’s automobile lines, the air-cooled Franklin car with its remarkably flexible and durable wooden frame, is one of the highlights of this exhibition.

Among the designers represented in our collections, Howard A. Darrin, Claude Hill, Raymond Loewy, Budd Steinhilber, and Walter Dorwin Teague are known for their contributions to the development of the automobile. For example, Howard A. Darrin was known for his designs for exotic luxury and sports cars. Claude Hill created some important concept car designs. Raymond Loewy’s photographs document a number of striking Studebaker model designs. Budd Steinhilber was a member of the design team for the revolutionary rear-engined 1948 Tucker automobile, and Walter Dorwin Teague designed for both the Ford Motor Company and the Marmon Motor Company. Some of these designers’ concepts are on view here in the form of drawings, sketches, and photographs.

Included in this exhibition are images from a photographic album from the summer of 1905 with 784 photographs chronicling an automobile tour through Europe. A curious circumstance about the album is that while some of the locations in the album are identified, including London, Cambridge, Windsor, Le Mans, Nantes, Paris, Reims, Strasbourg, Vienna, Prague, Dresden, Berlin, Seville, and Granada, there are no other names in it, and there is no information about its creators. The University Archives in the Syracuse University Libraries also contributed photographs and cartoons that captured the presence of the automobile on campus. This exhibition could not purport to touch upon all dimensions of the development of the automobile in Syracuse, but our hope is that it provides a sampling of the ways in which the automobile evolved in Syracuse and a glimpse into the innovations of some of the most significant mid-twentieth-century automobile designers prominently represented in our collections.

Reception: January 22, 2015 / 6:00 pm (Immediately following the lecture by Kevin Borg) / Sixth floor gallery / Bird Library

Special Collections Research Center Gallery
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 21 -
April 17, 2015
Celebrity Cooks: Mrs Beeton and her Contemporaries
150 years after her death, Mrs Beeton is still one of the most important figures in food history. But where did she fit into the world of 19th-century celebrity cooks? From her beginnings in the City to the publication of her Book of Household Management, Guildhall Library's latest exhibition examines her impact then and now.​

The exhibition is inaccessible during afternoon talks.

Guildhall Library
Aldermanbury
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
January 22 -
May 14, 2015
And The Word Is…
This exhibition explores the use of religious text in contemporary art, from the straightforward to the ironic. It includes a broad range of media and approaches. Sandow Birk (Los Angeles, CA) will display work from his American Qur’an series; Johanna Bresnick (New Haven, CT) and Michael Cloud Hirschfeld (New York City) are exhibiting a sculptural work with Hebrew and English text from Leviticus; Martin Brief (St. Louis, MO) will include painstakingly detailed text-based drawings; Stephanie Kirk (Philadelphia) documents the changing messages found on religious signs; Nicholas Kripal (Philadelphia) will install one of his word-based floor pieces; Carole P. Kunstadt (West Hurley, NY) will offer book arts-based work that draws from the Hebrew Bible; and David Stephens (Philadelphia) will display Braille-based sculptures connected to well-known Bible parables.

Monday-Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Opening Night Reception
Thursday, January 22, 6 – 8pm

Free admission

Gershman Gallery
401 South Broad Street (Broad & Pine Streets)
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 23 -
June 07, 2015
Lincoln Speaks: Words that Transformed a Nation
This exhibition focuses on Abraham Lincoln's mastery of language and how his words changed the course of history. Today, nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War, he remains an exemplar of exalted leadership in a time of great crisis and people the world over continue to look to him as a standard-bearer for principled governance. Lincoln Speaks explores Lincoln as a writer and public speaker whose eloquence shaped the nation and the world, in his time and in ours.

Drawing upon the Gilder Lehrman Institute's renowned collection of American historical documents, as well as the Shapell Foundation, Harvard College Library, the Library of Congress, and the Morgan's collection of Lincoln manuscripts and letters, the exhibition is organized thematically and chronologically. It includes photographic portraits and books owned and used by Lincoln, and highlights the range of Lincoln's rhetorical powers, from the elevated language of his proclamations and great speeches to his forceful, incisive military memos and the intimate prose of personal letters to family and friends. Lincoln drew upon his powers as a writer and orator to sustain the country during its greatest crisis and to inspire Americans to embrace the ultimate purpose of the Civil War: the end of slavery. The show coincides with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Lincoln's assassination, and assesses the scale of Lincoln's achievement, and his national and global legacy, through the power of his words.

Tue - Thu 10:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 10:30am - 9:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 23 -
April 26, 2015
Everything is Going On Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde in Philadelphia
This groundbreaking exhibition focuses on the life and work of Oscar Wilde, and highlights his historic and ongoing connections and influence in Philadelphia. One of the most famous cultural personalities of all time, Wilde gave a series of lectures throughout the area in 1882, and in many ways never left. Wilde materials from several public and private collections will be brought together for the very first time, offering fresh insight into the inimitable writer’s work and creative process.

Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday — Noon - 5pm
Wednesday — Noon - 8pm
Thursday — Noon - 8pm
Friday — Noon - 5pm
Saturday — Noon - 6pm
Sunday — Noon - 6pm

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 23 -
March 29, 2015
Collector’s Cabinet
This will be the first of a series showcasing extraordinary objects in private collections. This iteration will feature astonishing artifacts such as eccentric Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter’s unforgettable two-faced kitten seen above (never before exhibited in the US, from the collection of Carol Holzner); an anthropomorphic taxidermy tableau once exhibited at Cress Funeral Home from the collection of Mike Zohn of TV’s Oddities; an exploded (or “Beauchene”) human skeleton prepared by Ryan Cohn (TV’s Oddities);” early plastic lamp finials from the collection of artist Mark Dion; Original Weimar erotica belonging to Mel Gordon, author of Voluptuous Panic; a Victorian scrap book filled with human hair from ephemera collector David Freund; a pre-1800 wax memento mori figurine depicting a decaying corpse crawling with vermin from the collection of Evan Michelson (Oddities); A pair of rare Rowland Ward zoomorphic candlesticks from the collection of John Whitenight, author of Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession; A copy of Physica Sacra which once belonged to an 18th century prime minister of Denmark from the collection of Morbid Anatomy Board Chair Tracy Hurly Martin; a human tattoo in a jar from Daniel and Sommer Santoro of Black Gold; Spirit photos from Brandon Hodge of Mysterious Planchette and a 19th century phrenological death mask, the title page to Frederik Ruysch’s Thesaurus Animalium Primus, and Mexican vernacular religious artifacts from The Morbid Anatomy Museum permanent collection; 19th century ceramic danse macabre figurines from “Collector of Death” Richard Harris; a poster from early 20th century stage magic collector Rory Feldman, and much more!

Wed - Mon, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, CLOSED

Admission to the Museum & Library is $8. Seniors and students are $6, and children 12 and under are free.

The Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 Third Avenue (corner of 7th Street)
Brooklyn, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 23 -
April 03, 2015
REDUX: SELECTED FEATURED ARTIST PROJECTS RENEWED
As part of the Center’s 40th Anniversary season, this exhibition highlights selected artists who have had a Featured Artist Project exhibition or installation showcasing a cohesive or recent body of work. For this exhibition, the curator has selected work from each artist that continues the dialogue of his or her past presentation.

Artists include Lynne Avadenka, Tomie Arai, Julie Chen, Steven Daiber, Johanna Drucker, Timothy C. Ely, Anne Gilman, Kumi Korf, Karen Kunc, Hedi Kyle, Guy Laramée, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Nora Ligorano & Marshall Reese, Richard Minsky, Leah Oates, Tom Phillips, Sarah Plimpton, Benjamin D. Rinehart, Susan Rotolo, Diane Samuels, Rocco Scary, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Susan Joy Share, SP Weather Station, Barbara Tetenbaum, Cynthia Thompson, Harvey Tulcensky, and Claire van Vliet.

Mon-Fri 11am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 5pm

Main Gallery
Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 23 -
April 04, 2015
COLETTE FU: WE ARE TIGER DRAGON PEOPLE
For the past seven years, Colette Fu has been making one-of-a-kind artist books that combine photography with paper engineering. Pop-up and flap books originally illustrated sociological ideas and scientific principles; Fu constructs her own books on how our selves relate to society today. Limitations, experience and experimentation with the media lend a strong problem-solving component to Fu’s process.

In 2008, Fu was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to create a photographic pop-up book of the 25 ethnic minorities residing in Yunnan Province, China, from where the artist’s family descends. 25 of the 55 minority tribes of China reside in the Yunnan and comprise less than 9% of the nation’s population, with the Han representing the majority. Fu uses her artistic skills to spread knowledge and provide a brief portrait of their existence.

FEATURED ARTIST PROJECT
Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 23 -
April 04, 2015
JOHN JACOBSMEYER: MORE THAN HUMAN
Presented here in its entirety, John Jacobsmeyer’s poem without words, More Than Human, brings together the cultures and communities of contemporary literature, American Sign Language, artist books, printmaking and popular mythology.

More Than Human is a sequence of over eighty wood engravings all cut from cross-sections of the same forty-year-old maple tree from a New Hampshire forest. The blocks were engraved by John Jacobsmeyer from 2002-2009. The image sequence represents an American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation of the soliloquy in James Dickey’s poem Sheep Child. In it, the half-human/half-sheep wonders at existence as he describes his conception, birth, brief life and ecstatic death. Each image conveys one or more ASL signs personified by a menagerie of characters, some human but mostly hybrids, monsters, and androids.

The wood engravings are based on the ASL interpretation of Sheep Child by Janice Nierstedt and Robert Keegan whose video will be on display. The printing took place at Jacob-Jingle-Heimer-Schmidt Press (JJHS Press) in Brooklyn by master printer Aaron Drew. Since 2002 portions of Jacobsmeyer’s More Than Human have been exhibited in venues as disparate as Shanghai’s Gallery 99 and Brooklyn’s Jack The Pelican Presents. This is the first time it will be exhibited in its entirety, in sequence, and with the original woodblocks.

FEATURED ARTIST PROJECT
Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 23 -
March 07, 2015
Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art
Post-war America saw the rise of the erotic pulp paperback novel covers. The objective of these covers was to lure in potential buyers with the promise of sex, suspense and drama. Simultaneously, a similar type of book and marketing strategy was being developed in Mexico. This brand of novel included racy cover art designed to attract and entice consumers; yet the differences in the subject matter being peddled to consumers was vast. While Mexican pulp covers did celebrate sex as much as their American counterparts, they also threw in violence, sci-fi weirdness, psychedelia, murder, and crime, often opting for scenes that depicted the blatantly bizarre rather than soft core smut.

These sensationalized images from the sixties and seventies often feature surreal and lurid images of extraterrestrials, robots, dinosaurs, killers, Zorro and many other icons involving suspense, mystery, romance, and the supernatural. The central characters in the narratives tend to be ordinary people facing the common challenges of day-to-day life. They are not gallant martyrs but commoners who have found themselves confronting outlandish and startling predicaments as a result of poor decisions or risky behavior. Through vivid colors, dramatic lighting and bold imagery, the cover art manages to leave the viewer with a sense of disillusionment and apprehension regarding the character’s fate without reading a word of the novel itself.

“Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art” reintroduces this art form to public as a brilliant and often overlooked pop-culture revelation. This exhibition is a celebration of the art that graced the covers of the paperbacks released south of the US border yet also serves as a visual observation of the fundamentals of Mexican attitudes towards art and consumerism. As Maria Cristina Tavera states in her introduction to the 1997 book Mexican Pulp Art, "The fantasy elements reflect Mexican attitudes about life, death, mysticism, and the supernatural."

Some of the highlights of the art include a gorilla breaking through a door to assault a man, small aliens attacking a woman as her maid watches in dismay, a robot war, invisible men, murder and lusty women. When viewed from this vantage, the exhibition put the images in a cultural context mixing popular fiction and folklore while blurring the lines between the mundane and the absurd.

Ricco Maresca Gallery
529 W. 20th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 24 -
May 04, 2015
Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” and the Art of Invention
Samuel F. B. Morse, of Morse code fame, may be better known as an inventor, but he began his career as a painter. This exhibition focuses exclusively on his masterwork, Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833), featuring great paintings from the Louvre’s collection. The six-by-nine- foot canvas depicts masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, and Van Dyck, among others, in a configuration deliberately fabricated by Morse. Gallery of the Louvre underwent extensive conservation before being exhibited from 2011 to 2013 at the Yale University Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, during which it was the subject of scholarly investigation and dialogue, culminating in an anthology of essays due out this fall. The exhibition’s presentation at The Huntington, organized by and with support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, marks the beginning of a multi-year, nine-venue tour of the United States.

Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art
Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
January 24 -
April 20, 2015
The U.S. Constitution and the End of Slavery
Just after 3 p.m. on Jan. 31, 1865, Samuel Colfax, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called for the vote on a joint resolution that would amend the Constitution to abolish slavery in the United States. After the roll call was finished, Colfax asked the clerk to add his name to the roll, so that he too could cast his vote for “that great measure, which hereafter will illuminate the highest place in our History.” The tally was announced: 119 ayes to 56 nays, with eight abstaining. After a moment of stunned silence, the chamber erupted in wild jubilation. Timed to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Thirteenth Amendment, this exhibition explores the long, tortuous, and bloody road that led to that fateful vote. With more than 80 items, drawn entirely from The Huntington’s rich collection of historical materials, it features rare manuscripts, books, and prints, including letters by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.

Library, West Hall
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
January 24 -
April 12, 2015
Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation
There’s no question that Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the most intriguing people to ever live. Brilliant in the arts, sciences, and engineering, Leonardo da Vinci was driven by a deep sense of curiosity about the world around him, recording his observations on numerous pages of paper, which were later gathered and bound as manuscripts, or codices. The only manuscript by Leonardo in an American collection, the Codex Leicester (pronounced “less-ter”) consists of 18 double-page and doubled-sided sheets (72 pages total), and its presentation at Phoenix Art Museum will be the first time a work by the hand of Leonardo himself will be on view in Arizona.

Leonardo’s active mind and working method are defined in this exhibition by three primary characteristics: curiosity, direct observation, and thinking on paper. These characteristics are vital parts of the creative process and they pave the way toward great discoveries and inventions. This exhibition of Leonardo’s Codex Leicester will be groundbreaking in its approach of bringing Leonardo into a broad artistic context that explores his continuing influence on artists into our own time.

Included in the exhibition will be carefully selected works of art by a diverse group of artists who shared aspects of Leonardo’s practices, including Leonardo’s Italian Renaissance contemporary Jacopo de’ Barbari, 19th-century painters Claude Monet and Gustave Courbet, photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton, and living artists Kiki Smith, Tony Foster and Bill Viola.

In the 21st century, video artist Bill Viola has stressed the value of watching movement in extremely slow motion, while often making reference to art of the past. Viola’s The Raft, 2004, is a video installation in which an assembled group of individuals are subjected to high pressure water hoses, allowing the scene to slowly reveal the effects.

Mon & Tue – Closed
Wed 10am - 9pm
Thu 10am - 5pm
Fri – 10am - 5pm
(First Fridays: 10am - 10pm)
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 12pm - 5pm

Steele Gallery
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
Exhibit Southwest
January 24 -
May 10, 2015
Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone
This exhibition allows guests to explore how photographers and editors of Rolling Stone guided the creation of the "rockstar" persona, from concert, to cover, to icon. Immortalized by writers, filmmakers, and musicians from Stephen King to Dr. Hook, the cover of Rolling Stone magazine has embodied generations of popular culture.

Contextualized in 35 framed photographs, contact sheets, and original covers, Backstage Pass presents an intimate view during a crucial period of cultural transformation in American history. Feeding the heightened political and cultural climate of the time, featured artists Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Frank Zappa came to represent generational ideas through music, words, and visual imagery.

Open Daily - 11am - 5pm

$10 ADULTS (18-64 years) $6 SENIORS/CHILDREN & COLLEGE STUDENTS (w/ID)
Free CHILDREN (3 & under) Free MEMBERS

Meinig Gallery: First Floor
Reading Public Museum
500 Museum Road
Reading, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 24 -
June 07, 2015
Margaret Bourke-White: From Cornell Student to Visionary Photojournalist
Before she became a world-famous photographer for Time Life, Margaret Bourke-White (1904–1971) graduated from Cornell in 1927. While on campus, she employed a second-hand Reflex camera, a gift from her mother, to capture University buildings in sunlight or shadow or snow, as seen in the selection of rare early images to the right. “It was the beauty of Cornell and of its environs,” she said in 1933, “that was the deciding factor in [my] choice of photography as a life work.” Over the next thirty years, she enjoyed returning to campus regularly to lecture and show her new work.

This exhibition provides the unusual opportunity to view the entire span of Bourke-White’s remarkable career, from the campus views she sold both to classmates and to Cornell publications, through her work in architectural and industrial photography, to the images she made as a photojournalist in the United States and overseas. Bourke-White brought to her work a polished, formal sense of composition, an intuitive understanding of the elements in a successful photo-essay, and a deeply humanitarian sensibility—combined with her own recognition that she was recording history as it happened.

In 1936, Bourke-White’s photographs of Fort Peck Dam and the nearby boomtown of Wheeler, Montana, were the cover image and lead story for the first issue of LIFE Magazine. This was only one of many “firsts” she accomplished during a remarkable run: she was the first photographer hired by Henry Luce for Fortune magazine (1929); the first Western photographer allowed into the Soviet Union (1930); and the first woman photographer for Luce’s new venture, LIFE Magazine (1936). During World War II, she was the first female war correspondent and the first woman to receive permission to work in combat zones.

In 1971, shortly after her death, Cornell’s Andrew Dickinson White Museum hosted the first comprehensive exhibition of Bourke-White’s photography. The works on view then were not vintage prints, but instead were made in 1965 from Bourke-White’s negatives with her oversight and permission. The present show incorporates a combination of vintage prints—the first prints made from a negative—and those printed in 1965 and presented to the University as a gift from Bourke-White and LIFE. It is fitting that Cornell, on its Sesquicentennial, should pay tribute to the career of an exceptional pioneer of photojournalism.

Moak, Class of 1953 & Schaenen Galleries
Johnson Museum of Art
114 Central Avenue
Ithaca, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 26 -
April 12, 2015
Sherlock Holmes The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die
We look at the roots of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous fictional detective, explore depictions of Victorian London and delve into the enduringly popular characteristics of Sherlock Holmes.

Transcending literature onto stage and screen, Sherlock Holmes continues to fascinate audiences to this day. In this exhibition, London’s first on the detective since 1951, we use early film, photography and paintings plus original Victorian era artefacts to recreate the atmosphere of Sherlock’s London, and to re-imagine the places featured in Conan Doyle’s famous stories.

Objects and artworks include:
• Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1886 ‘A Study in Scarlet’ notebook, containing the first ever lines of a Sherlock Holmes story
• ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ manuscript by Edgar Allan Poe
• Claude Monet’s painting ‘Pont de Londres’ (Charing Cross Bridge, London) 1902
• Belstaff coat used in the BBC’s Sherlock series, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch

Mon-Sun: 10am – 6pm
Galleries begin to close at 5.40pm

Free admission

Museum of London
150 London Wall
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
January 28 -
September 01, 2015
Bibliothecaphilia

bibliotheca
From the Greek βιβλιοθήκη, meaning library. “Traditionally, collection of books used for reading or study, or the building or room in which such a collection is kept.”

-philia
From the Greek φιλία, meaning friendship. A suffix meaning “friendly feeling toward,[…] tendency toward, […or] abnormal appetite or liking for.”

For centuries, libraries have exerted a quiet sort of gravity, pulling us in with the promise that for a while, in the hushed, book-filled corridors, we can exceed ourselves. But, in this age of eBooks and library apps, does the physical and philosophical space of the library remain relevant? And what qualities define a library? Can libraries exist digitally, or be constituted of things other than books? The six artists in Bibliothecaphilia, explore the medium and ethos of libraries: institutions straddling the public and private spheres, the escapism that libraries offer, libraries’ status as storehouses for physical books — and thus for experiences and knowledge — and the way that these objects circulate and are re-used. Participating artists include Clayton Cubitt, Jonathan Gitelson, Susan Hefuna, Meg Hitchcock, Dan Peterman, and Jena Priebe.

The exhibition coincides with a year-long initiative at Williams College (including the Williams College Museum of Art and Clark Art Institute) dedicated to books, libraries, and information. It focuses on exploring the diverse ways in which people preserve and convey ideas, creative works, data, and other forms of information. The project features a wide array of public presentations, performances, courses, and exhibitions (including at the Williams College Museum of Art and Clark Art Institute) that imagine the theme from many perspectives.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
1040 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA
Exhibit New England
February 01 -
April 26, 2015
Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection
Bold, bright, and rich with exuberant images and elaborate lettering, fraktur celebrate milestone moments and everyday joys in the lives of Pennsylvania Germans.

One of the most admired forms of American folk art, fraktur are decorated Germanic documents featuring brilliant colors and often whimsical imagery. Transplanted to Pennsylvania by German-speaking immigrants in the 1700s, these hand-drawn or printed works on paper are distinguished by a broken (or “fractured”) style of lettering. Most were executed in ink and watercolor and embellished with hearts, flowers, birds, angels, and other lively motifs. Small yet exuberant, fraktur celebrated important moments in the personal and domestic lives of Pennsylvania Germans, who tended to store the documents inside Bibles or chests rather than framing and displaying them on walls. The most common types of fraktur are birth and baptismal certificates, writing samples, house blessings, bookplates, rewards of merit, family records, valentines, New Year’s greetings, and religious subjects or texts.

Philadelphians Joan and Victor Johnson have collected Pennsylvania German fraktur since the late 1950s. According to Joan Johnson, “Fraktur in those days was something we could afford, as my mother would say, with my ‘roast beef money’—anything left over from the budget that week. Whenever I saw something I liked, I bought it.” Gradually, over the course of more than fifty years, the Johnsons assembled one of the finest private holdings of this material in the country. In 2012 they promised all their fraktur (about 230 works, dating between about 1750 and 1860 and mostly made in southeastern Pennsylvania) to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, thereby more than doubling the Museum’s fraktur collection and exponentially increasing its breadth, depth, and quality. One of the first major American institutions to acquire Pennsylvania German folk art, beginning in the early 1890s, the Museum has one of the most important collections of this type in the United States. The Johnsons’ generous gift will place the Museum’s fraktur on a par with the rest of its Pennsylvania German art.

In the exhibition, a selection of the Johnsons’ promised gift of fraktur will be shown with a variety of Pennsylvania German decorative arts from the Museum’s collection, including painted furniture, redware pottery, and metalwork. With this presentation, visitors can readily explore how a common vocabulary of colorful and engaging design motifs adorned all manner of domestic objects in rural Pennsylvania German households. A fully illustrated catalogue of the Johnsons’ entire promised gift by Lisa Minardi, assistant curator at Winterthur Museum and a specialist in Pennsylvania German art and culture, will accompany the exhibition.

Monday: Closed *
Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday evenings: Closed

Access for two consecutive days to Museum’s main building, Perelman Building, Rodin Museum, and historic houses Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove
Adults: $20
Seniors (65 & over): $18
Students (with valid ID): $14
Youth (13–18): $14
Children (12 & under): Free
Members (Join): Free

Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor
Perelman Building
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2525 Pennsylvania Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 01 -
June 30, 2015
Crossing the Delaware: New Jersey Women of the Book at Lafayette College
Selected works of four New Jersey women artists—MaryAnn Miller, Liz Mitchell, Maria Pisano, and Maryann Riker—are featured in a special invitational exhibit this spring in Skillman Library. On display are over fifty striking artists’ books and other works on paper created by these four accomplished artists. Although at first glance it may be difficult to find a common thread among the rich array of materials and formats that appear in these works, it is their storytelling that acts as the unifying element among all four artists. They all tell deeply felt stories about past and present histories—both personal and collective.

The work of MaryAnn Miller is inspired by her love of literature and reading the daily news. Her intensely realized works often tell stories about the treatment of women, ranging from the effects of war to the abandonment of a daughter in a convent. She also recounts how coal played a part in her family history. Liz Mitchell shares her memories and experiences through her art. She draws source materials from personal history, current events, dreams and myths. Several of her works are based on her dreams recorded in journals over a span of years. Her interest in fairytales inspired her retelling of the Grimm Brothers story of the twelve dancing princesses. Maria Pisano explores the nature of time, memory, and history. Her works record the complex layers of experiences whether she is telling a story of her own personal journey or remembering the collective trauma and loss experienced by a nation in a single day. Maryann Riker collects everyday ephemera—buttons, vintage advertisements, old photographs, ribbons, lace, jewelry—and creates colorful, whimsical books that suggest lighthearted stories, but that invariably convey thoughtful messages about gender, race, and consumerism.

Book Artists' Panel Discussion, Wednesday, March 25, 4:15 p.m., Gendebien Room, Skillman Library

Please join MaryAnn Miller, Liz Mitchell, Maria Pisano, and Maryann Riker for a lively panel on the making of artists' books from A to Z. The moderator will be Karen Guancione, another New Jersey "woman of the book," whose interdisciplinary work includes printmaking, papermaking, and the book arts. A reception will follow the panel discussion.

Skillman Library
Lafayette College
730 High Street
Easton, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 02 -
March 22, 2015
ICONS OF KNOWLEDGE: Architecture and Symbolism in National Libraries
Monumental in scale, dominated by nationalistic ambitions and overwhelming with architectural details, national libraries are amongst the most symbolic icons of modern day countries. Despite the rapid digitization of print, nations are vehemently investing resources in the construction of buildings that will project their cultural legacy and house the most precious treasures of their written history.

National Libraries are a direct outcome of the establishment of sovereign countries and the emergence of national movements. The contemporary surge of library construction began in the 1990s in countries now independent after the fall of the Soviet Union, and was reinforced by the rise of new economies in the Persian Gulf and East Asia. Similar waves of construction frenzy propagated through history — first, when national libraries initially appeared in parallel with printing innovation in the 15th and 16th centuries; later in the 19th century, at the same time as the decolonization of South America, the collapse of the French Napoleonic Empire, and the Spring of the Nations; And finally, in the turn of the 20th century, when the library came to be a performative symbol of identity in postcolonial contexts. Architecturally, national libraries transformed from glorified corridors lined with manuscripts, to neoclassical palaces, to functional modern edifices, and most recently to objects of exuberant form.

The comparative nature of this exhibition highlights an exceptional and persistent formal similarity that spans across history and geography. In search of an architectural typology, we find designs that unfold the question of how nations wish to be read.

ICONS OF KNOWLEDGE includes three models and a 36-foot-long mural with approximately 40 drawings, as well as other artifacts. All materials are originally produced by Daniel Rauchwerger and Noam Dvir with Benjamin Albrecht and a student exhibition team.

Gund Hall
Harvard University
Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
February 05 -
August 15, 2015
Readers Make Their Mark: Annotated Books at the New York Society Library
The Library celebrates the opening of its new exhibition with a reception for members and their guests. It will feature remarks by co-curators Erin Schreiner, Frederic Clark, and Madeline McMahon.

OPENING RECEPTION
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 6:00pm
For Members & Their Guests
Members' Room
Free of Charge
Advance Registration Required

Mon & Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, & Thu 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sat & Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm

THE NEW YORK SOCIETY LIBRARY
53 East 79th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 05 -
March 03, 2015
The Visual Voice: New Photo Book Narratives
Features the work 22 different artists from around the world, including Luis Delgado, McNair Evans, Patricia Lagarde, Clifton Meador, Darcy Padilla, Jana Romanova, Philip Zimmermann, & others

Opening Reception, February 5th, 6 - 8pm

Main Gallery
RayKo Photo Center
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
February 06 -
June 07, 2015
Hebrew Illumination in Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolf
Hebrew Illumination in Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff offers startling illuminations—recent gifts to the Morgan—created by this contemporary artist. The ten folios of "You Renew the Face of the Earth" illustrate passages from Hebrew Psalm 104, a celebration of all creation, with images illuminated in silver, gold, and platinum foils. In the seventeen bifolios comprising the Rose Haggadah, Wolff, while rooted in the tradition of illustrated Haggadot, presents a modern interpretation of the texts used at the Passover Seder.

Tue - Thu 10:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 10:30am - 9:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 06 -
May 03, 2015
Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer
For more than 50 years, Werner Pfeiffer (German-American, born 1937) has experimented with the multiple uses of paper as both a canvas and a structural material. Much of his work as a sculptor, printmaker and painter suggests a fascination with machines and machine-like constructions. His drawings are schematic, his dimensional works project into space claiming their own territory and his complex artist books have moving parts. He is fascinated by puzzles and contradictions, metaphors and wordplay, and this curiosity serves in turn to inspire works that are thought-provoking in themselves. A prodigious artist, Pfeiffer’s works on paper have been shown and collected internationally. The nearly 200 limited-edition works of art in this exhibition include drawings, dimensional prints, 3D collage and sculptural and experimental books.

Tue & Wed 10am – 4pm
Thu & Fri 10am – 9pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun noon – 5pm
Mon - Closed

Free admission

Canaday Gallery
Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe Street
Toledo, OH
Exhibit Midwest
February 07 -
May 31, 2015
(Re)Discovering the “New World”: Maps & Sea Charts from the Age of Exploration
Featuring more than 30 European-made maps and sea charts inspired by New World exploration, and published between 1511 and 1757, this exhibition presents a fascinating study in geographic and human progress, as well as a feast for the eyes. Many of the woodcuts and metal plate engravings have original hand-applied color, as color printing was not yet available.

"These ancient maps represent Renaissance-period attempts by European ateliers to edify their clientele by revealing our ‘new’ hemisphere and its approaches, as discoveries and claims came ashore from those daring enough to pack their sea bags and head for the unknown," says Jack A. Somer, who owns the collection. Somer has organized the show at the Bruce Museum along with Anne von Stuelpnagel, the Museum’s director of exhibitions.

"More than five hundred years ago, two European empires began daringly and competitively seeking the most efficient seaborne routes to the riches of Arabia and The Orient—Spain sailing west, Portugal sailing east," Somer explains. "Mapmakers back home—nearly all landlubbers happy to sit by the fire— scrambled to gather the latest explorers’ reports so they could draw up-to-date maps and sell them to the wealthy as bound atlases. Keep in mind that these atlases were massive compendia that glorified leather-filled libraries and enriched cultural reputations. Maps weren’t always just an app on your iPhone."

Mon - Closed
Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
Doors close 1/2 hour before closing, Last admission 4:30 pm

$7.00 - Adults
$6.00 - Students (5-22 w/ valid ID)
$6.00 - Seniors (65 & up)
Free - Museum members & children under 5

Free individual admission on Tuesday.

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT
Exhibit New England
February 10 -
July 06, 2015
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Ransom Center celebrates 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with an exhibition for the curious and curiouser of all ages. Learn about Lewis Carroll and the real Alice who inspired his story. See one of the few surviving copies of the first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Discover the rich array of personal and literary references that Carroll incorporated throughout Alice. Explore the surprising transformations of Alice and her story as they have traveled through time and across continents. Follow the White Rabbit's path through the exhibition, have a tea party, or watch a 1933 paper filmstrip that has been carefully treated by Ransom Center conservators. The Center's vast collections offer a new look at a story that has delighted generations and inspired artists from Salvador Dalí to Walt Disney.

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street (21st & Guadalupe Streets)
Austin, TX
Exhibit Southwest
February 12 -
June 14, 2015
Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland
A rabbit hole. Bizarre physical transformations. Riddles. These are some of the elements of fantasy that define Lewis Carroll’s classic story Alice in Wonderland, which turns 150 this year.

To commemorate this anniversary and participate in worldwide celebrations of the book, the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library is launching an exhibition, The Age of Alice: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Nonsense in Victorian England. The show features an early printing of Alice as well as an exploration of other works of fantasy from the same period. All of the pieces on display are from Vassar’s extensive children’s book collection.

Free and open to the public

Vassar College Libraries
Box 20, 124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 14 -
May 24, 2015
The Janus Press at Sixty
The Janus Press was started in Monterey in 1954 by Claire Van Vliet with the first publication on Valentine’s Day 1955 in San Diego. This exhibition celebrates the 60th Anniversary of The Janus Press with a selection of six books from each of the six decades. The Janus Press prints limited editions of (mostly) contemporary poets with original images in paper and all the printmaking media. The press focuses on the form of the book being dictated by the content and that has led to the development of innovative book structures.

Mon - Sun 10am - 5:30pm

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, February 14, 2015
6pm - 9pm
The opening reception is open to the public, please RSVP.

San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
February 16 -
May 10, 2015
Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
Ink and Gold explores the stunning artistry of the esteemed Kano painters, the most enduring and influential school of painting in Japanese history. Established by Kano Masanobu in the fifteenth century, the lineage created and upheld standards of artistic excellence in Japan for nearly five hundred years. The exhibition presents more than 120 works of art spanning the school’s long and illustrious history with a focus on large-scale, gold leaf folding screens and sliding doors designed for residences of Japan’s ruling elite. This exhibition, which also includes ink paintings, hanging scrolls, and folding fans, is the first outside Japan—and the first anywhere since 1979—to so fully examine the Kano painters’ legacy.

Originally limited to successive generations of the Kano family, the lineage soon developed into an academy of professional artists patronized by the Tokugawa shogunate, the military rulers of Japan from 1615 to 1868. Kano painters gained prominence during a period that witnessed extensive building projects after nearly a century of civil wars, which had damaged or destroyed many temples and residences. Powerful military families rebuilt their dwellings as impressive castles and homes, which they then decorated with large-scale paintings by Kano artists. With oversize animals, figures, and landscapes set against a background of lustrous gold leaf, these works are symbolic of the ruling class’s aspirations for power and grandeur.

With the fall of the shogunate in 1868, Kano artists lost their official patrons. By the end of the century, Japan had emerged on the world stage after nearly three hundred years of self-imposed isolation. Among the ideas and influences introduced to the country were painting styles and formats from the West, which Kano-trained artists used to breathe new life into the tradition.

nk and Gold is drawn primarily from Japanese collections, with loans from US museums and contributions from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Additionally, a broad range of programs such as film screenings, family celebrations, performances, lectures, and dining events will be offered throughout the run of the exhibition.

Dorrance Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 19 -
March 14, 2015
James Evanson
RARE's next exhibition will focus on the work of New York City-based architect James Evanson. A vintage collection of Evanson's 1980s furniture and lighting designs—including his unique light sculpture Galileo—will be on display from February 19 through March 14, 2015, as well as framed examples of his graphics work, original drawings, and related archival material. This will be Evanson's first solo show since 1984, and the first to present the full scope of his creative output.

Born in Montana in 1946, Evanson began his studies at the Art Center College of Design in California, where his silkscreens and concrete wall sculptures were exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He continued working in these mediums after moving to New York in the mid-1970s—exhibiting at such galleries as OK Harris—but also opened a design consultancy named Blueline & Construction, which offered both architectural services and custom-built furniture, including a line of wooden flat files that caught the eye of Art et Industrie founder Rick Kaufmann, who started offering them in his ground-breaking SoHo showroom.

Inspired by the success of that venture, Evanson pursued an architecture degree at Pratt Institute and subsequently expanded his range of production, combining architectural elements, applied graphics, and unusual materials into unique furniture and lighting designs which Interior Design magazine praised as "very much au courant, very much 'New Wave,'" yet also at "the vanguard of what later was to become a pronounced style." Asked to discuss his process in a 1986 New York Times article, Evanson stated, "Decoration should be integral to the shape of furniture and buildings.... To make art is simple, but to make art furniture means integrating many aspects so that the whole piece is not arbitrary and whimsical, but holds together."

His work has been prominently featured in numerous national galleries and museums, including Art and Architectural Design, Art et Industrie, Novo Arts, Tower Gallery, Gallery 91, and MIT's Hayden Gallery, and was also selected for several influential Memphis shows. Among Evanson's ample press notices are articles in magazines and newspapers ranging from the A.I.A. Journal, Metropolitan Home, Progressive Architecture, and Art Week to New York Magazine, Details, and International Design.

In addition to the pieces on display, RARE will also be offering a number of more recent works through a special consignment with the artist, as well as signed, limited editions of his prints.

Rare
Glenn Horowitz Bookseller
17 West 54th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 21 -
May 31, 2015
Burnishing the Night: Baroque to Contemporary Mezzotints from the Collection
Excelling in eerie effects and seductive textures, the late 17th-century medium of mezzotint blossomed from an amateur fascination and hobby of members of the nobility to the 18th century’s most popular reproductive printmaking method. Mezzotint engraving allowed artists to burnish soft highlights and volume into a textured copper plate that would otherwise print in a solid tone. This shading method contrasted dramatically with the standard intaglio medium, which involved either painstakingly incising engraved lines with a burin (a metal-cutting tool) or etching looser lines into a plate with acid. Ideal for nocturnal scenes, portraits, reproductions of paintings, lush landscapes, and garish anatomical and botanical studies, the versatile medium later lent itself to color printing and remains in use today.

Burnishing the Night brings together mezzotint prints, books with mezzotint illustrations, and other works on paper from the permanent collection that span the medium’s predominantly Northern European origins through its worldwide use in the 20th century. Several works in the show are by Irish mezzotint engravers, especially Thomas Frye, whose imaginative head studies will also be featured in this spring’s highly anticipated exhibition Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840. Frye’s evocative Young Man with a Candle from 1760 demonstrates the liquid effects made possible by the mezzotint medium, from the bulging, startled eyes to the dancing candlelit shadows and dripping wax. The viewer waits with bated breath along with this startled youth, enjoying the theatrical uncertainty of a ghost story, printed in velvet tones.

A complementary and concurrent installation in Gallery 208A, Printing Darkness and Light in the Dutch Republic, details how Rembrandt and other artists created their own dramatic “Dark Manner” or “Night Pieces” without the use of mezzotint.

Open daily 10:30am – 5pm
Thursday until 8pm

Free Winter Weekdays 2015
From Monday, January 5, through Tuesday, February 10, museum admission is free to Illinois residents every weekday—all day long.

Free Thursday Evenings
General admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm.

Galleries 125–127
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
February 25 -
June 07, 2015
Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860
This is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment.
This revolutionary technique transformed subjects from still lifes, portraits, landscapes and scenes of daily life into images with their own specific aesthetic: a soft, luxurious effect particular to this photographic process.
The few salt prints that survive are seldom seen due to their fragility, and so this exhibition, a collaboration with the Wilson Centre for Photography, is a singular opportunity to see the rarest and best early photographs of this type in the world.

10.00–18.00 daily

Adult £12.00 (without donation £10.90)
Concession £10.50 (without donation £9.50)

Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid

No booking fees with this exhibition

Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian). Family tickets available by telephone or in the gallery.

Combined tickets are available with Sculpture Victorious, and can be booked online via Sculpture Victorious.

Tate Britain
Millbank
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
February 27 -
September 07, 2015
The Art Books of Henri Matisse
An exhibition of art books by one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Henri Matisse (1869-1954), opens at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art February 27. Drawn from the Bank of America Collection, The Art Books of Henri Matisse includes 80 framed original illustrations with text from some of Matisse’s most significant books. Best known for his boldly colored paintings, Matisse created a body of work that also included drawings, prints, cut-outs and sculpture, as well as costume and stage set designs. The artist didn’t create illustrated books until his late 60s, but the same flowing lines that characterized his oils and pencil studies were carried over to the printmaking medium.

Four of Matisse’s art books are featured in the exhibition, including Jazz, one of the most celebrated artists’ books in the history of modern art. It features one of Matisse’s most widely reproduced images – the iconic illustration of Icarus as a languid black figure with a red circle at his heart, plunging downwards against a royal blue night sky, surrounded by yellow stars. In addition to the core group of Matisse works, a limited number of artists’ books from the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection will also be on view.

Mon 10am - 5pm
Tue Closed
Wed 10am - 5pm
Thu 10am - 5pm
Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 12pm - 5pm

Fourth-Floor Gallery
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC
Exhibit South
February 27 -
May 31, 2015
The Complete Audubon: THE BIRDS OF AMERICA
The Birds of America, by John James Audubon, contains some of the most famous and spectacular prints ever made. The images have been reproduced countless times, and Audubon’s name has become synonymous with antique bird prints and modern environmental conservation. The beauty of the original prints, however, far exceeds the reproductions.

In 1820 John James Audubon began his masterpiece, The Birds of America. He devoted all his time to painting birds, with the intent of printing as engravings life-size portraits of all the kinds of birds to be found in the United States. Unable to secure financial backing in America, Audubon went to Europe in 1826. There he found both subscribers and engravers for the project. The first prints were made that same year.

The Birds of America consists of 435 prints of 457 species, one hybrid and five unidentified birds. Life-size, black and white engravings were made based on Audubon’s original drawings (most now at the New York Historical Society), and hand water-colored. The prints were issued in sets of five, depicting one large, two medium and two small birds. Eighty-seven sets of five were completed between 1826 and 1838. Fewer than 175 folios of all 435 prints were completed. Few than 100 complete sets remain.

For the first time, HistoryMiami will display the entire Elephant Folio in one exhibition. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all 435 prints in one blockbuster exhibition.

The prints will be arranged as John James Audubon intended them to be seen, in their original order, in the sets of five he selected for their aesthetic appeal. The show will open with print 1, the Wild Turkey, and work its way to the final set of five prints—including the spectacular American Flamingo (print 431) and the improbable American Dipper (print 435).

In addition to the complete first edition of The Birds of America, the second edition will be shown. The seven volumes of the Octavo Edition will be displayed in cases, each open to one of the lithographs. Every few days, a curator will turn the pages, so that by exhibition’s end, all 500 lithographs will have been shown.

Other rare books and prints may also be displayed, with the final selection to be made in the near future.

Monday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, Noon to 5pm

HistoryMiami members are always admitted to the Museum for free except during special events.

Adults $8
Seniors and Students with ID $7
Children (6-12) $5
Children under 6 FREE
Archives & Research Center Pass $8

HistoryMiami
Miami-Dade Cultural Center
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
Exhibit South
February 28 -
May 17, 2015
Machine Age Modernism: Prints from the David Cowin Collection
Machine Age Modernism, a special presentation of prints from the Daniel Cowin Collection, captures the tumultuous aesthetic and political climate of the years before, during, and after World Wars I and II in Britain. Today known as the Machine Age, this was an era that embraced industry and mechanization. New modes of communication and transportation infused with the aura of speed and efficiency—radios, trains, automobiles, airplanes—transformed the landscape of the country.

This exhibition features a wide range of vanguard imagery produced during the period, including themes such as cityscapes, war, industrial technology, rural farming, sport, and leisure activity. During World War I, two British printmakers, Edward Wadsworth and C. R. W. Nevinson, depicted Britain’s military efforts, portraying soldiers at the front, war ships, and manufacturing projects in support of the war effort. In the following decades, another group of artists began to explore their changing world with a new medium, the linocut. Students at the progressive Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London learned to make prints from common linoleum flooring. Sybil Andrews, Claude Flight, Lill Tschudi, and others made technically experimental prints whose vibrant colors and geometric forms bridged abstraction and representation. They chose to embrace craft-like execution that encouraged simplicity. The works featured in this exhibition are filled with the energy and excitement of the Machine Age and exemplify how artists found inspiration in the modern world.

Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm

$20 Admission
Always free for members, children under 18, and students with a valid ID

The Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA
Exhibit New England
March 01, 2015 -
January 03, 2016
A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life
This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and pottery. Embellished with hearts, flowers, birds, and other traditional motifs, these objects reveal a love of color, design, and whimsy. Most are functional, but others were made “just for nice” and attest to the Pennsylvania Germans’ penchant for decorating virtually everything—from a tiny pincushion to the side of a barn.

A Colorful Folk sheds new light on Pennsylvania German folk art and presents more than 125 objects—many never before exhibited or published. Highlights include rare and important examples of fraktur, ranging from elaborate birth and baptismal certificates (made primarily by members of the German Lutheran and Reformed faiths) to an extraordinary religious text made by Mennonite schoolmaster Andreas Kolb. A painted chest decorated in 1783 by fraktur artist Henrich Otto with floral motifs and a pair of camels will also be displayed. Textiles are also prominently featured, including dazzling examples of needlework, quilted objects, and clothing such as an embroidered wedding handkerchief and apron from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The tools and techniques used by fraktur artists will also be explored in addition to issues of authenticity, forgery, and revivals.

Most objects in the exhibition are drawn from Winterthur’s permanent collection, which now includes the fraktur and textile collection of the late Pastor Frederick S. Weiser, a legendary scholar and collector of Pennsylvania German folk art. More than a dozen private collectors and institutions also loaned important works of art.

An illustrated, 64-page catalogue will accompany the exhibition, presenting new scholarship and many never-before-published objects.

A related conference will be held March 5–8, 2015.

Related exhibitions will be on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from February 1–April 26, 2015 and the Free Library of Philadelphia from March 2–July 16, 2015.

Winterthur is closed to the public for our annual seasonal closing but will reopen on March 1, 2015, for the start of our spring season. Members continue to have grounds and garden access while we are closed, dawn to dusk, every day. Please show your membership card at the guard stand at the front gate.

Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Last house tour tickets sold at 3:15 pm. Museum Store and Bookstore open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:30 pm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Library
Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Closed holidays

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Winterthur, DE
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 01 -
June 30, 2015
Chihuly Drawings
Museum of Glass is proud to present Chihuly Drawings. This new exhibition, organized across mediums—graphite, charcoal, and acrylic—will show work that directly represents the energy behind Dale Chihuly’s artistic process. He describes this energy as “spontaneous, fast, immediate,” and this thirty-five- year survey of over 180 drawings conveys this immediacy as never seen before. The excitement of Chihuly’s two- dimensional work is in its unpredictability and organic expressiveness—the same elements that distinguish the artist’s signature work in glass.

Regarded in the art world as someone who has transcended the craft medium, the drawings show Chihuly’s evolution and range as an artist. Guest Curator Barry Rosen worked extensively with Chihuly to select the pieces for this exhibition.

Chihuly Drawings will be accompanied by an audio tour accessible to visitors with smartphones through the STQRY app, as well as docent-led tours of the exhibition and the Chihuly artwork in the Tacoma Museum District including the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA
Exhibit West
March 05 -
June 07, 2015
PAST FUTURES: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas
This groundbreaking exhibition explores the impact of the Space Race, science fiction, and the explosive growth of Cold War-era technological innovation on avant-garde artists of the Americas from the 1940s to the 1970s. Past Futures investigates how artists from the United States and several Latin American countries interpreted notions of conquest, discovery, and crossing into new territories—both terrestrial and celestial.

Programming

March 4, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. | BCMA
Members’ Preview: Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas

Sarah Montross, Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral curatorial fellow and curator of the groundbreaking exhibition, Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas, will provide a preview tour of the exhibition exclusively for Museum members. Refreshments will be served following the tour. RSVPs are requested, but not required.


March 5, 2015| 6:30 p.m. | BCMA
Music at the Museum: “Sebastian Bach to 2001: A Space Odyssey”

George Lopez, Beckwith Artist-in-Residence, presents an evening of “Futurist music” and close encounters with the “alien” in the history of musical evolution. Presented in conjunction with Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas. This event is free but tickets are required as seating is limited. Free tickets are required as seating is limited. Tickets available at the Museum Shop beginning January 19, 2015.


March 26, 2015 | 4:30 p.m. | Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
“Latitude 0’08791: Latin American Artists and Science Fiction”

This keynote lecture by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Ph.D., director of the Cisneros Foundation, will explore the ways in which various artists from Latin America used science and space travel as metaphors for expressing present day realities and imagined futures. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas. RSVPs are requested, but not required.


March 26, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | BCMA
Spring Open House at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Celebrate spring and new exhibitions at the Museum of Art, especially Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas.

March 31, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. | Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Film Screening: “Nostalgia for the Light”

In this enthralling and award-winning documentary, Chilean master director Patricio Guzmán explores how astronomical observations of distant galaxies, the deep past of pre-Columbian archaeology, and the remnants of Chile’s painful political history converge in the Atacama desert, the world’s driest region. Followed by a discussion with Allen Wells, Roger Howell, Jr. professor of history, Sarah Childress, visiting assistant professor of cinema studies, and Sarah Montross, Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral curatorial fellow. RSVPs are requested, but not required.

April 8, 2015 | 4:30 p.m. | BCMA
Gallery Conversation: Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas
Arielle Saiber, associate professor, romance languages and Sarah Montross, Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral curatorial fellow discuss various aspects of the exhibition, Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas.

April 30, 2015 | 4:30–6:30 p.m | Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Artist's Lecture by Saya Woolfalk
New York-based artist Saya Woolfalk will deliver an artist's talk in connection with the exhibition "Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas."

Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Halford Gallery
Focus Gallery
Center Gallery
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, ME
Exhibit New England
March 05 -
June 02, 2015
250 Years of Blackstone’s Commentaries
This year is the 250th anniversary of the publication of Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, the single most influential book in the history of Anglo-American law. The Yale Law Library, home to the world’s largest collection of Blackstone’s works, is marking the anniversary with an exhibition, “250 Years of Blackstone’s Commentaries.”

More than 40 items, all from the Yale Law Library’s collection, depict the origins of the Commentaries, its remarkable success as a textbook, and its impact on both legal and popular culture. The items include a volume annotated by one of Blackstone’s students, a legal treatise with Blackstone’s own handwritten marginalia, the first English editions of the Commentaries, early Irish and American pirated editions, abridgments, teaching aids, student manuscripts, critiques, translations (into French, German, Italian, and Chinese), and a 1963 liquor advertisement.

The exhibition is curated by Wilfrid Prest and Michael Widener. Prest, Professor Emeritus of History and Law at the University of Adelaide, is the author of William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 2008), the definitive biography of Blackstone, and numerous other works on Blackstone. Widener is the Rare Book Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, and is on the faculty of the Rare Book School, University of Virginia.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Yale Law Library will host a talk on April 17 by Cristina Martinez of Carleton University, who contributed “Blackstone as Draughtsman: Picturing the Law” to the collection edited by Prest, Re-Interpreting Blackstone’s Commentaries (2014). Her talk will be accompanied by Mark Weiner’s video, “Blackstone Goes Hollywood,” which includes an interview with Prest.

The exhibition will travel to London, where it will be on view September through November 2015 at the library of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, which was Blackstone’s Inn of Court. From December 2015 to February 2016 it will be at the Sir John Salmond Law Library, University of Adelaide.

Rare Book Exhibition Gallery
Level L2, Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
March 07 -
August 16, 2015
Warhol by the Book
Andy Warhol lived and breathed books. From his student days in the 1940s to his death in 1987, Warhol experimented wildly with form and content, turning traditional notions of media and authorship on their heads. He co-produced a satirical cookbook mocking fashionable French recipes; held coloring parties for crowdsourcing his own promotional books; and designed a pop-up “children’s book for hipsters” featuring sound recordings, holograms, and a do-it-yourself nose job.

Warhol by the Book is organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The first US exhibition to focus on Warhol’s book work, it features more than 400 objects including unique and unpublished materials, and highlights WCMA’s important holdings given by Richard F. Holmes ’46.

The exhibition debuts at WCMA and will travel to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh where it will be on view from October 9, 2015-January 10, 2016.

Celebrate the Opening
Friday, Mar 6, 6pm
Warhol & the Stuff of Books, the first in a series of conversations, with drinks and mingling to follow.

Free & open to the public

Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2
Williamstown, MA
Exhibit New England
March 11 -
April 22, 2015
Inside the Box Massachusetts State House Time Capsule Revealed
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the contents of the Massachusetts State House time capsule before it is reburied.

On January 6, 2015, former Governor Deval Patrick; Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin; Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director; and media around the world looked on as the MFA and Commonwealth of Massachusetts opened a time capsule. Originally placed under the Massachusetts State House cornerstone in 1795 by Governor Samuel Adams, patriot Paul Revere, and Colonel William Scollay, it had been previously unearthed in 1855, when its contents were documented and cleaned, and additional objects were added.

The time capsule was found to contain coins, newspapers, a medal depicting George Washington, and a silver plaque believed to be engraved by Paul Revere. In this exhibition, the contents are displayed in front of the monumental Thomas Sully painting, The Passage of the Delaware (1819). The installation will explore the significance of the objects found in the capsule and the role of the prominent figures involved in both the original burial in 1795, and reburial in 1855. Surrounded by related works of art on view throughout the Wing, visitors can also see portraits of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley, coins identical to those in the time capsule, and other historical objects in nearby galleries.

Mon & Tue 10am – 4:45pm
Wed – Fri 10am – 9:45pm
Sat & Sun 10am – 4:45pm

Members FREE
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* FREE*
Children 6 and under FREE

Kristin and Roger Servison Gallery (Gallery 133)
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
March 13 -
September 01, 2015
Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy
To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta we are holding a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition - book now!

Foundation of democracy or rallying cry for modern rights? One of the world’s most famous documents, Magna Carta has inspired some of today’s fundamental liberties. Yet it started as a practical solution to a political crisis 800 years ago.

Since 1215, Magna Carta has evolved from a political agreement to an international symbol of freedom. Uncover the story of how its power has been used – and abused – from its genesis through to today’s popular culture, in the largest exhibition ever staged about this world-famous document.

Explore centuries of dramatic history, from King John, medieval battles, revolution, wars, empire and the struggle for the right to vote, right up to today’s satirical commentaries Together, for this once-in-a-lifetime moment, are the iconic documents and artefacts that tell the story of Magna Carta: stunning manuscripts, paintings, statues, royal relics and two of the four original 1215 copies of Magna Carta, as well as Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence and one of the original copies of the US Bill of Rights on display in the UK for the first time.

The exhibition will be at the heart of a wider Magna Carta programme at the Library, with a series of public events, a conference, a learning programme and an online legacy for Magna Carta in 2015 and beyond. British artist Cornelia Parker has been specially commissioned to create a new artwork, which will be unveiled at the British Library on 15 May 2015 and remain on display until 24 July.


Magna Carta learning programme

To accompany the exhibition, we are offering a programme of student workshops and teacher conferences to support the delivery of History at Key Stages 2-5 and Citizenship at Key Stages 3-5. We are also encouraging schools to participate in a project to debate students’ rights and responsibilities in the digital space.

PACCAR Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
March 14 -
June 14, 2015
Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz
The Carle is pleased to present Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz, a retrospective of the acknowledged master in celebration of his 80th year. Organized by Curator Emeritus, Nick Clark, the exhibition will comprise approximately 90 works surveying Shulevitz’s career as a picture-book artist and will include a selection of his independent art. Shulevitz garnered the Caldecott medal for his Fool of the World and the Flying Ship in 1969 and won Caldecott honors in 1979, 1999, and 2009—most recently for his How I Learned Geography, a poignant memoir of the trials of his youth and how a map fueled his curiosity and imagination. Working in a wide variety of media, the artist demonstrates remarkable versatility as he interprets an equally wide range of literature. An illustrated catalogue with an essay by Clark accompanies the exhibition.

Tue. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
March 19 -
August 23, 2015
Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude
For centuries, longitude (east-west position) was a matter of life and death at sea. Ships that went off course had no way to re-discover their longitude. With no known location, they might smash into underwater obstacles or be forever lost at sea.

Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude, produced by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, celebrates the 300th anniversary of the British Longitude Act of 1714, which offered a huge reward for any practical way to determine longitude at sea. The longitude problem was so difficult that—despite the reward—it took five decades to solve it.

Through extraordinary, historic materials—many from the collection of the National Maritime Museum—the exhibition tells the story of the clockmakers, astronomers, naval officers, and others who pursued the long "quest for longitude" to ultimate success.

Among its highlights are clockmaker John Harrison's H4 marine timekeeper, the culmination of his life's work; astronomical tables developed by Nevil Maskelyne, the Astronomer Royal; paintings from Captain Cook's Pacific voyages; and more.

Digital displays throughout the exhibition bring key longitude concepts and materials to light. For those seeking additional activities, try our related Family Programs or come to the "Ships, Clocks, and Stars" concerts by the Folger Consort.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm - 5pm

Free admission

Great Hall
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 20 -
October 11, 2015
Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden
Whether a sacred sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure enjoyment and delight, gardens are where man and nature meet.

Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden reveals the way in which gardens have been celebrated in art across four centuries.

Bringing together paintings, botanical studies, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts, the exhibition explores the changing character of the garden from the 16th to the early 20th century. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Maria Sibylla Merian and Carl Fabergé, and some of the earliest and rarest surviving depictions of gardens and plants.

Open daily, 10:00-17:30
Last admission 16:30

Admission prices
Adult £10.00
Concessions £9.20
Under 17/Disabled £5.20
Under 5 Free

The Queen's Gallery
Buckingham Palace
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
March 21 -
October 12, 2015
The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington
Washington, D.C. underwent remarkable changes, both physically and politically, as a result of the American Civil War. The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington will examine the city’s transformations from the beginning of the war to Reconstruction through maps, prints, and illustrations of the federal buildings, barracks, hospitals, hotels, and markets constructed to accommodate a ballooning population. The exhibition will also explore Washington’s role as a laboratory for social and political changes during this transformative period in American history.

The George Washington University Museum
The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 21 -
October 12, 2015
Seat of Empire: Planning Washington, 1790–1801
Washington, D.C. was the result of political compromise and artistic imagination. In 1792, George Washington charged French-born architect Pierre “Peter” Charles L’Enfant with a momentous task: to envision the capital of a new nation from a swath of private properties and plantations at the confluence of two rivers. Seat of Empire: Planning Washington, 1790–1801 will present historical maps and related images that tell the story of this early experiment in urban design that shaped the landscape of our nation’s capital.

The George Washington University Museum
The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 21 -
June 14, 2015
J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post
Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets. Gifted to the Norman Rockwell Museum by William Hargreaves, they are testament to the artist’s exceptional vision, dedication, and skill. Leyendecker’s Post covers reflect the social and cultural history of his times, featuring such memorable characters as his popular New Year’s Baby, Santa Claus, and the stylish men and women who became his hallmark. A selection of original paintings by the artist will also be on view.

Nov – Apr: open daily:
Weekdays: 10am - 4pm
Weekends & holidays: 10am - 5pm

May – Oct & holidays:
open daily: 10am – 5pm

Members FREE
Adults $17.50
Seniors (65+) $16.00
College students with ID $10.00
Children/teens 6 — 18 $5.00
Children 5 and under FREE

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA
Exhibit New England
March 26 -
June 28, 2015
Bound to Be Held: A Book Show
Bound to Be Held: A Book Show will celebrate the book as object. Josh Greene, a San Francisco artist who creates social interactions, turns the Swig Gallery into a place where both celebrities and private individuals publically present books that have been important to their lives, and shared readings take place over the run of the show. The exhibition, in two parts (Read by Famous and The Library of Particular Significance), gently coerces the visitor to think about how we interact with one another in the museum space.

Monday 11am–5pm
Tuesday 11am–5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11am–8pm
Friday 11am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 11am–5pm

The Museum is closed the first day of Passover, July 4, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day.

Adults $12
Seniors (65 years & older) $10
Students $10
Ages 18 & Under Free
Members Free
Thursdays After 5pm $5
Discounts for Groups of 10 or more

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
March 26 -
May 23, 2015
Victorian Connections
The Literary and Artistic Circles of William and Helen Allingham from the Collections of Grolier Club Members

The Grolier Club invites you to step back in time to the world of the Victorians.

The Anglo-Irish poet William Allingham (1824–1889) was a fascinating, if now little remembered, man of letters. A recognized critic and editor, a compulsive letter writer, and the keeper of one of the great literary diaries of the nineteenth century, Allingham was referred to by Yeats as “my master in Irish verse.” His books included two which remain famous (and collectible) for their illustrations—The Music-Master (1855), the first important Pre-Raphaelite book, with wood-engravings by John Everett Millais, Arthur Hughes, and D. G. Rossetti; and In Fairyland (1870), a masterpiece of Victorian color printing illustrated by Richard Doyle.

Allingham’s wife Helen (1848–1926) more than matched her husband in talent. One of the most successful women artists of the time, she produced the illustrations to Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd (Hardy was so impressed he wished to marry her!) and went on to become famous for her delicate watercolors of the English countryside. This remarkable couple knew, singly and together, just about everyone in Victorian arts and letters—from Charles Dickens, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and George Eliot to Kate Greenaway, Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, Alfred Tennyson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and all the artists and writers associated with the Pre-Raphaelites.

This exhibition, drawn entirely from the collections of Grolier Club members, is the first in the United States be devoted to the two Allinghams. It features their own work (some of it collaborative) and extends to represent, through association copies, manuscripts, and portraits, the Allinghams’ circles of friends and associates.

Most of the 100 items on display have never been shown in public before. Highlights include William Allingham’s commonplace book (containing a transcription of the first letter from D. G. Rossetti to Robert Browning) and his copies of Shelley and Whitman; the baby book for the Allinghams’ son, Gerald, with unpublished on-the-spot accounts of Tennyson, Carlyle, and George Eliot; Mark Twain’s annotated copy of William Allingham’s 1907 Diary; D. G. Rossetti’s original design for Allingham’s Day and Night Songs; watercolors and a sketchbook by Helen Allingham; rare photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron and Lewis Carroll; and drawings by Kate Greenaway, Edward Burne-Jones, and John Butler Yeats.

Second Floor Gallery
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 27 -
April 18, 2015
Sari Dienes
Dienes (1898-1992) was an astonishingly versatile artist who incorporated Surrealistic forms, rubbings, and found objects into an extensive body of work that traversed multiple genres—drawing, painting, printmaking, textile design, jewelry, and assemblage. She was also a prominent and influential figure on the New York cultural scene, establishing close friendships with John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Ray Johnson, and employing both Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg as studio assistants early in their careers. It was Dienes, in fact, who provided Rauschenberg with the eagle he famously incorporated into Canyon, now on display at the Museum of Modern Art.

Additionally, Dienes was a founding member of the woman-owned and operated A.I.R. Gallery, and in 1976 was presented with the International Women’s Year Award for her contributions to the art world. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Menil in Houston, and was recently featured in shows at both The Drawing Center and Pavel Zoubok Gallery. It is currently part of the Apparitions exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, which travels to the Menil in September.

RARE will present a survey of Dienes’ remarkable life through selections from her varied artistic output in conjunction with previously unseen items from her personal archive, among these: correspondence from Cage, Johnson, and others; exhibition notices; original typescripts; A.I.R. Gallery documents; photographs; address and guest books; and her unique and recently restored Letterbox, sure to be a highlight of the show. A special screening of Martha Edelheit’s short film on Dienes—Hats, Bottles, and Bones—will also be shown.

SCREENING: Thu, April 9, 2015, 6-7:30pm

Please join us for a special screening of Martha Edelheit's 1977 film, Hats, Bottles, and Bones: A Portrait of Sari Dienes. (Length: 22 minutes.) Ms. Edelheit will be on hand to introduce the film, and available for questions afterward. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

Tues–Sat: 11am to 6pm
Monday: by Appointment

RARE
Glenn Horowitz Bookseller
17 West 54th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic