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June 04, 2015 -
November 30, 2017
British Guiana One-Cent Magenta: The World’s Most Famous Stamp
The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta is displayed in the museum’s William H. Gross Stamp Gallery. This exhibition of the stamp is the longest and most publicly accessible showing ever.

Open daily 10am - 5:30pm
(except December 25)

Free admission

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 01, 2016 -
December 09, 2017
Making the English Book: The Takamiya Deposit
The most impressive collection of medieval English manuscripts in private hands will be on exhibition for the first time in the United States at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 2017. Four unique Chaucer manuscripts, numerous devotional rolls, and works as varied as Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, Langland’s Piers the Plowman and a Middle English medical manuscript—all from the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya—will be shown in the context of the Beinecke’s own rich holdings of English and Continental manuscripts.

With a rare combination of scholarly and antiquarian expertise, Professor Emeritus Takamiya of Keio University in Tokyo assembled an unrivaled collection of medieval manuscripts over four decades. Held privately in Japan, the collection has been relatively unstudied in the West, and Professor Takamiya’s generous deposit of these manuscripts at the Beinecke makes a significant contribution to medieval scholarship at Yale University and internationally.

Mon 10am - 7pm
Tue - Thu 9am - 7pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat (Exhibitions only) 12pm - 5pm

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
February 01, 2017 -
January 01, 2018
BRONTË 200 - MANSIONS IN THE SKY
Who was Branwell Brontë? This new exhibition, curated by poet Simon Armitage, invites us inside the mind and world of the notorious Brontë brother in a search for answers to this question. Inspired by an early poem sent to William Wordsworth by the optimistic and precocious twenty-year old, Armitage explores Branwell’s colourful personal history through his writings, drawings and possessions, displayed at the Parsonage alongside newly created installations.

Highlights include a series of new poems by Armitage in response to Branwell’s belongings in the Museum collection, a dramatic recreation of Branwell’s studio designed in collaboration with the production team of the BBC’s To Walk Invisible, and the actual letter and poem posted to Wordsworth, loaned by the Wordsworth Trust especially for the bicentenary. In delving into the life and times of the infamous Branwell, Mansions in the Sky will provoke new insights into the charismatic and complicated brother of Charlotte, Emily and Anne.

10am - 5pm

Exhibition free with admission to the Museum.

Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street
Haworth
Keighley
West Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
February 01, 2017 -
January 01, 2018
TO WALK INVISIBLE: FROM PARSONAGE TO PRODUCTION
An exhibition of costumes, props and photography

An exclusive opportunity to see the costumes from To Walk Invisible, Sally Wainwright's acclaimed Brontë drama, in the historic setting of the Parsonage. Designer Tom Pye worked closely with academics and experts to create costumes which are authentic to the period and which evoke the separate personalities of each member of the Brontë family. Also on display in this arresting exhibition are props made especially for the drama and a selection of stills from photographer Michael Prince which give an enticing behind-the-scenes glimpse into the filmmaking process.

10am - 5pm

Exhibition free with admission to the Museum.

Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street
Haworth
Keighley
West Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
February 19 -
December 31, 2017
IMAGES OF INTERNMENT: THE INCARCERATION OF JAPANESE AMERICANS DURING WORLD WAR II
On February 19, 2017 -- the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 -- the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will open a new photographic exhibition entitled, IMAGES OF INTERNMENT: THE INCARCERATION OF JAPANESE AMERICANS DURING WORLD WAR II, with over 200 photographs including the work of Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9066 led to the incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent -- including approximately 80,000 American citizens -- during World War II.

In the tense weeks after Japan's December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, many Americans -- particularly those on the Pacific Coast -- feared enemy attack and saw danger in every corner. Rumors and sensational media reports heightened the climate of fear. Under pressure from military and political leaders, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. It is widely viewed today as a serious violation of civil liberties.

IMAGES OF INTERNMENT begins with a small document-focused display that briefly introduces the context behind FDR's decision to issue Executive Order 9066. It includes the role of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who disagreed with FDR's decision. In April 1943, the First Lady visited an internment camp. Shortly after that the Japanese American Citizens League presented her with a painting of the Topaz camp by Chiura Obata (1885-1975), a Japanese American artist who was confined there. Mrs. Roosevelt displayed the painting in her New York City home until her death in 1962. It is included in the exhibition.

Visitors then enter the exhibition's main gallery where they will encounter over 200 photographs (including some reproduced in dramatically large formats) that provide a visual record of the forced removal of Japanese Americans and their lives inside the restricted world of the remote government camps operated by the War Relocation Authority (WRA). Most of these images were shot by skilled photographers hired by the WRA. The WRA visual records (held at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland) include the work of Dorothea Lange, Clem Albers, Francis Stewart, and Hikaru Iwasaki. IMAGES OF INTERNMENT also features photographs taken by Ansel Adams at the Manzanar camp and a selection of photos shot by George and Frank Hirahara, who were held at the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming.

The exhibit includes a short film that features excerpts from oral history accounts of Japanese Americans in which they describe their experiences. There is also a video presentation of President Ronald Reagan's remarks when he signed the 1988 bill that provided an official government apology and cash payment to each surviving person covered under Executive Order 9066.

9am - 5pm November - March
9am - 6pm April - October

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery
FDR Library
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 10 -
December 15, 2017
Jane Austen in 41 Objects
The story of Jane Austen's life and legacy, told using 41 Objects from the Jane Austen's House Museum collection.

200 years after her death, Jane Austen in 41 Objects is a celebration of Jane Austen’s life. Jane was only 41 years old when she died in 1817, and Jane Austen in 41 Objects tells the story of her life and legacy with reference to 41 different objects in the Jane Austen’s House Museum collection.

Jane Austen in 41 Objects takes the form of an evolving exhibition alongside a series of online posts by guest writers published weekly throughout this bicentenary year. Each object and accompanying text explores a different aspect of Jane Austen’s life and work.

Please note: due to the Museum's limited display space and loans to other museums, the exhibition of the 41 Objects is staggered throughout 2017, and not all objects will be on display at all times.


Walk in Jane Austen's Footsteps

Why not extend your trip to Chawton with a visit to Chawton House Library? A short stroll from the Museum, this route was regularly taken by Jane to visit her brother Edward and his family at the Great House. Save £1 on a visit to Chawton House Library by presenting your ticket to Jane Austen's House Museum.


Advance booking is not required, just buy your tickets on the day

Adults: £8.00
Seniors (65+): £7.30
Students*: £6.50
Registered Unemployed*: £6.50
Art Fund Members: £4.00
Disabled: £3.00
Accompanying Carer: Free entry
Children (6-16): £4.00
Children under 6: Free entry
Family Ticket: £20.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Group (10+) Admissions: £7.30 each (paid together and pre-booked - for more information please visit our Group Visits page.)

*Valid ID/Proof of entitlement required.
VISIT US

Please note: Due to the historic nature of the Jane Austen's House Museum site you may find that some of the flooring is slightly uneven and some of the door frames may be lower than you are used to, please take care during your visit.

There may be occasions when open times change or the Museum closes at short notice; these will be advertised in advance on the website where possible.

Different visitors take different amounts of time to enjoy their visit. Some visitors spend all day with us, while others make a quick visit on their way elsewhere. We do not undertake guided tours so the length of your visit is entirely up to you. We do however suggest allowing one and a half hours to give you enough time to explore the house and all it has to offer as well as taking time to enjoy the garden.

​June to August: 10:00 - 17:00
September to December: 10:30 - 16:30

Please note: the Museum will be closed on the mornings of Wednesday 6 September, Monday 6 November and Monday 4 December, to allow for staff training. The Museum will open between 13:30-16:30.

Jane Austen's House Museum
Winchester Road
Chawton, Alton
Hampshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
May 09, 2017 -
January 05, 2018
The Living Book: New Perspectives on Form & Function
Books of all shapes and sizes are common objects in our lives. We use them for education, reflection, work, and fun. The Library Company's new exhibition, curated by the Conservation Department, will provide a new perspective on the material culture of the book. This multi-media presentation will highlight the evolution of books within our lives and history. We'll explore details, such as homemade repairs, handwritten notes, and sentimental tokens that bring the book to life. These details, which are often overlooked, convey a sense of each book's unique story. Also included are various materials and ephemera, including prints, photographs, broadsides, and advertisements. The Living Bookwill inspire you to think about the role of the book in our lives, and the value of its preservation for discovery and exploration in the future.

Collector's Discussion Featuring Michael Zinman & The Living Book: Exhibition Opening: Tue, May 9th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Reception to follow

The Library Company welcomes you to an evening featuring special remarks from renowned book collector and Library Company Emeritus Trustee Michael Zinman for his talk Life and Loves: adventures with books and booksellers (highly enjoyable and often successful); with women (entertaining but a non-starter in this environment); and with my epiphanies du jour (invariably disastrous); in all, a merry dessert for a merry evening.

Annual Business Meeting
for Library Company Shareholders
Tue, May 9th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Shareholders will approve current nominations to the Board of Trustees, celebrate past year's accomplishments, and catch a glimpse of future initiatives.
The Living Book Symposium: May 18th, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Free for Members/ $15 for Non-Members

Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:45pm

The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
May 23 -
November 22, 2017
Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Illustrators and Their Heroes
Picture books instill in children a sense of awe, magic, and wonderment, but who inspires the illustrators themselves—the people who bring incredibly imaginative worlds to life? Organized by two prominent figures in the field, Tony DiTerlizzi and Mo Willems, this exhibition gives visitors a peek into the minds and motivations of an array of talented artists working today. Visit The Carle to find out who inspires Tony and Mo, as well as Sophie Blackall, Sandra Boynton, Ashley Bryan, Eric Carle, Bryan Collier, Marla Frazee, Laurie Keller, Lauren Long, Patrick McDonnell, Yuyi Morales, Kadir Nelson, LeUyuen Pham, Jerry Pinkney, Robin Preiss Glasser, Judy Schachner, Lane Smith, and—with a special contribution from his foundation—the late Maurice Sendak.

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

Central Gallery
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
June 17, 2017 -
June 04, 2018
Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
Highlighting the depth of the National Portrait Gallery’s early photography collection, this exhibition will showcase fourteen daguerreotypes—two portraits each—of seven subjects: George Bancroft, Jenny Lind, Zachary Taylor, Frederick Douglass, Jefferson Davis, Daniel Webster, and John Quincy Adams. Only one loan—a daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams from the National Museum of American History—will supplement the Gallery’s collection.

By featuring two portraits of each famous sitter, the exhibition will encourage visitors to consider the ways in which various daguerreotypists approached the same subject and how different the results could be. In addition to discussing the early history of portrait photography, the accompanying text will compare images made for public consumption with those produced as personal keepsakes. Ann Shumard, senior curator of photographs, curates this installation.

11:30am - 7pm daily
Closed December 25th

Free admission

First floor
National Portrait Gallery
8th & F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 23 -
November 26, 2017
Dignity vs. Despair: Dorothea Lange and Depression-Era Photographers, 1933–1941
After the stock market crash in 1929, the United States experienced a deep and long lasting economic depression. Fortunes were lost and many found themselves jobless and homeless. Farms were destroyed due to drought and extreme soil erosion.

The Farm Security Administration (FSA), created in response to the Great Depression, provided loans to farmers, resettlement options for destitute families, and camps for migrant workers. Governmental agencies like the FSA saw photography as an effective way to document the disaster—to show the need for federal aid and to prompt legislative action.

Highlighting the work of five photographers— Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, Marion Post Wolcott and Peter Sekaer, this exhibition features images of urban hardship, the plight of the migrant worker, and poverty in the South. The integration of images with the photographers’ own words—excerpted from captions, field notes, and interviews—gives a poignant look at one of the most difficult times in U.S. history.

Wed 10am - 5pm
Thu 10am - 9pm
Fri 10am - 9pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 10am - 5pm
Mon & Tue CLOSED

Free admission

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Exhibit Midwest
June 24 -
November 26, 2017
The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe
The exhibition reveals how, in an increasingly complex and uncertain world, Renaissance artists sought to address the critical human concern of acknowledging death while striving to create a personal legacy that might outlast it.

The Ivory Mirror brings together exceptional examples of memento mori, a genre of artistic and literary imagery that emerged in the early Renaissance to remind viewers of their inevitable death, to question how art historians have conventionally interpreted these objects and to propose new ways of considering their significance. In conjunction with the exhibition, a dynamic series of public programs throughout the summer and fall, ranging from film screenings to gallery talks to interdisciplinary programs with health care experts and scholars, will provide illuminating perspectives on death and the choices we make in life. An international symposium will convene distinguished scholars to address the intersection between a fascination with death, luxury, and new techniques of representation in Renaissance Europe.

The Ivory Mirror will bring together nearly seventy exquisite artworks, many of which have never been seen before in North America, from European and American institutions—among them the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and The Huntington Library in San Marino. New scholarship across the humanities features critical new discoveries, such as the attribution of several ivories, of previously uncertain authorship, to Chicart Bailly, a prosperous ivory carver active in Paris from at least the 1490s until 1533. The precious objects included in the exhibition—from ivory prayer beads and gem-encrusted jewelry to exquisitely carved small table sculptures—draw attention in spectacular fashion to the depictions of death, dying, and decay that proliferated in popular culture between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, when mortality rates were perilously high. The appeal of objects featuring macabre imagery urging us to “remember death”— and, by implication, to consider how best to take advantage of our time on earth—reached the apex of its popularity around 1500, when artists treated the theme in innovative and compelling ways.

Public opening: Sat, June 24th
With a keynote lecture by Stephen Perkinson at 4:00 pm, followed by a reception at the Museum of Art.
Kresge Auditorium
Visual Arts Center

Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm
Thu 10am - 8:30pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

Open to the public free of charge

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Walker Art Building
9400 College Station
Brunswick, ME
Exhibit New England
June 30, 2017 -
May 20, 2018
One Life: Sylvia Plath
“One Life: Sylvia Plath” is the first exploration of the poet and writer’s life in an art and history museum. The exhibition reveals how Plath shaped her identity visually as she came of age as a writer in the 1950s. Visitors will get a look into Plath’s personal life and her dualistic nature she explained as her “brown-haired” and “platinum” personalities. Through personal letters, her own artwork, family photographs and relevant objects, this exhibition highlights Plath’s struggle to understand her own self and to navigate the societal pressures placed on young women during her time. Her Smith College thesis, “The Magic Mirror: A Study of the Double in Two of Dostoevsky’s Novels,” suggests that she took an academic approach to studying her own dualities.

The exhibition features a carefully selected array of images and objects from the Plath archives at Smith College and the University of Indiana’s Lilly Library, two collections that have never been brought together before in a museum exhibition. Dorothy Moss, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the Portrait Gallery, is curator of this show, joined by guest co-curator Karen Kukil, associate curator of rare books and manuscripts at Smith College.

11:30am - 7pm daily
Closed Dec 25th

Free admission

First floor
National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 13, 2017 -
January 04, 2018
Lisa Nilsson: Connective Tissue
In her Tissue Series, Lisa Nilsson creates ornate quilled paper constructions that explore the complex geography of the human anatomy. Working directly from images of transverse, coronal and sagittal cross sections from medical sources, she finds a delicate balance between art and anatomic accuracy, beauty and the grotesque. The forms, made from Japanese mulberry paper and the gilt edges of old books, are rendered in a technique of rolled and shaped paper called quilling or paper filigree. The technique, first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks and later by aristocratic women in the 16th-18th centuries, finds a contemporary relevance in Nilsson’s work.

Mon - Sun 10am–5pm
We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25 and January 1

The Mütter Museum
19 S 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 31, 2017 -
January 07, 2018
World War I and the Visual Arts
Organized to commemorate the centennial of World War I, this exhibition will focus on the impact of the war on the visual arts. Moving chronologically from its outbreak to the decade after the armistice, World War I and the Visual Arts will highlight the diverse ways in which artists both reacted to and represented the horrors of modern warfare. The works on view will reflect a variety of responses, ranging from nationalist enthusiasm to more somber reflections on the carnage and mass devastation that resulted from the war. The exhibition is made possible by The Schiff Foundation.

Drawn mainly from the collection of The Met and supplemented with select loans, the exhibition will include prints, drawings, photographs, illustrated books, posters, periodicals, trading cards from the Museum’s celebrated Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, and other materials such as medals, examples of trench art, and helmets designed in the Department of Arms and Armor. World War I and the Visual Arts will reveal how artists—including Otto Dix, Fernand Léger, George Grosz, Käthe Kollwitz, C.R.W. Nevinson, Gino Severini, and Edward Steichen—reflected a myriad of styles, approaches, ideologies, and mediums in response to the war. Among the styles represented are Cubism, Dada, Futurism, Expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”), and Vorticism.

Sun – Thu 10am – 5:30pm*
Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm*

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1

* Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing

Galleries 691-693
The Charles Z. Offin Gallery
Karen B. Cohen Gallery
Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 07 -
December 15, 2017
Martin Luther in the Age of Print
Commemorating the five hundredth anniversary of the announcement by Martin Luther (1483–1546) of his Ninety-five Theses against indulgences, and the beginning of the Reformation, this exhibition serves as an introduction to the reformer and his printed works. After attending university in Erfurt, Germany, Luther eventually focused on theological study, entered the Augustinian order in 1505, and was ordained two years later. In October 1512 he received his doctorate in theology and joined the theology faculty at the University of Wittenberg, a position he would retain throughout his career. The dissemination of his critique regarding indulgences began an extraordinary publishing career that reflected his multiple roles as a theologian, preacher, teacher, and translator. The various genres represented in this exhibition include polemics and treatises, sermons and commentaries, Bible translations, and catechisms.

In addition to his immense impact on Western Christianity in the early modern period, Luther also greatly influenced the world of print in sixteenth-century Europe. A remarkably prolific author, he published more than twenty-five hundred editions of his German works, not including the various editions of his German Bible. Often first appearing in Wittenberg, his books were frequently reprinted in Leipzig, Erfurt, Augsburg, Nuremberg, and Strasbourg. These established printing centers provided additional distribution of his works while Latin translations further increased his readership.

Exploring different printed contexts for Luther’s works, this exhibition includes Bibles and indulgences produced prior to Luther’s own publications as well as pre-seventeenth century Catholic responses to Luther and the early Reformation during his lifetime and after his death. This combination of Luther’s publications and those of his adversaries provides insight into the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation and the divisiveness engendered by this quest for religious reform as witnessed in the age of print.

The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries
Southern Methodist University
6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
August 10 -
November 02, 2017
Market Bound: The Beauty and Business of Publishers’ Bindings, 1800-1950
In 1800 books were made as they had been for over a millennium: hand-sewn rag-paper pages with custom-made leather bindings. Within twenty years the industrial revolution had spread to bookbinding, allowing mass-production techniques that gave publishers their first opportunity to use book covers as advertisement for the material within.

Market Bound: the Beauty and Business of Publishers Bindings, 1800-1950, looks at the rise of the commercial book cover, meant to draw the eye, focused on diverse genres, and increasingly signaled the reader’s taste and status. From children’s books to encyclopedias, these mass-produced, uniform covers signaled an industry using new tools to reach a growing audience. Even today, their beauty and style enchant.

Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm

American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
August 12 -
November 26, 2017
It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection
Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores the interplay of creativity, emotion and popular culture through 135 works from 20th-century cinema, including posters by an international array of graphic designers, rare works by unidentified masters as well as related memorabilia such as electric guitars, lobby cards, film props and costumes. Hammett has dedicated the last three decades to creating one of the world’s most important collections and acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity.

Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm.
Open the third Thursday of every month 10am - 9pm.
Closed Mondays (except holidays)

Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA
Exhibit New England
August 30, 2017 -
January 15, 2018
Bound and Determined: The Remarkable Physical History of the Book
What makes a book a book? SC&A’s Fall 2017 exhibition explores the physicality of the book as a means to understand the enduring value of this structure. Delve deep into printing, binding, paper, and structure and uncover the fascinating intersections of history, technology, sociology and more.

Second floor gallery
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
Bowdoin College Library
3000 College Station
Brunswick, ME
Exhibit New England
September 05 -
December 16, 2017
Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence
Edison & Newman Room
Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
September 06 -
December 21, 2017
The Russian Revolution: Actors and Witnesses in Harvard Library Collections
The Russian Revolution has been called the most momentous event of the last century. To mark its centennial, Houghton Library presents an exhibit showcasing original documents from the period, assembled from its own holdings as well as those of other Harvard Library collections. Highlights include handwritten notes by Lenin, and photographs and manuscripts of journalist John Reed. Together, these striking artifacts tell the story of the Revolution's leaders, their opponents, the thousands of ordinary people they mobilized, and the American expatriates who witnessed these events first-hand.
Image: Taking Down Statue of Alexander III in Moscow, 1918.

9:00am - 7:00pm

Lowell Room
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
September 08, 2017 -
January 07, 2018
Magnificent Gems: Medieval Treasure Bindings
Treasure bindings—book covers encrusted with gold, silver, and gemstones—were a luxury in the Middle Ages. Few survive, and some of the finest examples are in the Morgan’s distinguished collection. Magnificent Gems: Medieval Treasure Bindings presents these masterpieces in context for the first time. The treasure bindings on view include star sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, pearls, and garnets, alongside illuminated manuscripts and printed books that depict two-dimensional representations of these precious materials.

Among the exhibition highlights will be the ninth-century Lindau Gospels, one of the two finest Carolingian jeweled bindings in the world, and the thirteenth-century Berthold Sacramentary, the most luxurious German manuscript of its time. In these and other examples, we learn that the application of gemstones and precious metals served to venerate the texts inside and embellish church services, as well as reflect the status and wealth of the patrons who commissioned them.

Images of “imagined” gems are also featured on the pages of manuscripts and printed books presented, including three examples of Venetian books, hand-painted by Girolamo da Cremona. The artist’s frontispieces to Augustine’s City of God (1475), Plutarch’s Parallel Lives (1478), and Aristotle’s Opera (1483) are masterpieces of trompe-l’oeil. The last has been called the "most magnificent printed book in the world."

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

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 11 -
December 19, 2017
Guido Adler: Father of Musicology
This fall sees Harvard launch a new curriculum for undergraduate music study. The small exhibit marks the beginning of the new era of the University’s music concentration by re-examining the origins of musicology through the working papers of Guido Adler (1855-1941), an Austrian scholar, writer, critic, and key player in establishing the study of sound as a scholarly pursuit.

9:00am - 7:00pm

Chaucer Case
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
September 13 -
November 18, 2017
Law's Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection
"Law books" and "illustrations" are rarely associated with one another. Yet, for the past decade, hundreds of examples have been assembled in the Yale Law Library by its Rare Book Librarian, Michael Widener, spanning eight centuries and four continents. This major presentation of the collection is curated by Mr. Widener and award-winning writer and legal scholar Mark S. Weiner.

While law is conceptual, analytic, and centered on text, its object is human life, and the illustrations in these atypical law books mediate between abstract rules and the real world of people and things, between ideals and the everyday. The examples range across Europe, Great Britain, the Far East, and the Americas, from the middle ages to today, and include a beguiling diversity of engravings, diagrams, and designs that stand both on their own and in dialogue with their accompanying text.

Mon – Sat 10am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

THE GROLIER CLUB
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 13, 2017 -
January 28, 2018
TO THE LETTER: REGARDING THE WRITTEN WORD
To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word presents a wide range of works from the BAMPFA collection that incorporate writing or letterforms as a motif or key theme. The exhibition includes prints, drawings, paintings, textiles, and photography from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, dating from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first. As the diversity of the works suggests, interest in the shapes—as well as the meanings—of letters and words spans cultures and times.

In some cultures, writing grows out of pictorial traditions. The connection between Chinese characters and their representational origins is apparent, for example, in the striding legs of the character for “person,” 人 (ren); the serrated top of the character for “mountain,” 山 (shan); and the pendulous branches of the character for “tree,” 木 (mu). Perhaps it is due in part to this latent pictorial quality that Chinese and Japanese scripts lend themselves so well to the flowing lines of calligraphy. The Roman alphabet may be simple and visually banal by comparison, yet it too possesses the capacity to be rendered in dramatic fashion, as is evident in the work of graffiti artists over the last few decades.

Not all of the works in the exhibition use letters to convey literal meaning or even represent specific letters at all. Rather, for some artists, it is simply the idea of writing that inspires the character of their marks.

Sun 11am - 7pm
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 11am - 7pm
Thu 11am - 7pm
Fri 11am - 9pm
Sat 11am - 9pm

$12 General admission
$10 Non-UC Berkeley students, disabled, 65+
FREE BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff; 18 & under + one adult

Gallery admission includes access to scheduled tours, lectures, readings, and other programs unless otherwise noted.

Free First Thursdays: Galleries free for all on the first Thursday of each month.

University of California, Berkeley Art Museeum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
2155 Center Street (between Oxford Street & Shattuck Avenue)
Berkeley, CA
Exhibit West
September 15, 2017 -
January 21, 2018
Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art
Ominous threats filled the years around World War II—Nazism, the escalating plight of European Jews, Fascism, Japanese militarism, and racism. Arthur Szyk (1894–1951), the great 20th-century “activist in art,” confronted the turbulent, hate-filled period with forceful artistic depictions caricaturing Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito as the evil architects of their regimes’ destructive and inhumane policies. Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art explores the activism of the Polish-born artist through 38 politically incisive works that underscore Szyk’s role as a kind of “one man army” fighting odious policies and protagonists and advocating civil and human rights. Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art is curated by Debra Schmidt Bach, curator of decorative arts, with Irvin Ungar, project adviser.

Tue - Thu, & Sat 10am - 6pm
Fri 10am - 8pm
Sun 11am - 5pm
Mon - CLOSED

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 15, 2017 -
June 15, 2018
'Easy Vehicles of Kn​owledge for an Enlightened and Free People'
Am​erican Periodicals in the Watkinson, 1750-1950

Guest Curator Leonard Banco, M.D.,
Trustee of the Watkinson and collector of rare Americana

Trinity College
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT
Exhibit New England
September 16 -
December 31, 2017
Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau
The 2017 special exhibition season concludes with the Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939).

Drawn from one of the finest private collections of Mucha’s work in the United States, this exhibition features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose varied, expressive, and seductive imagery helped form and later shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare, original lithographs and proofs, paintings, drawings, and ephemera, this exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, largely created during the 1890s, at a time when the emphasis was on creating a new art fit for the new century.

Mon & Tue Closed
Wed 11am - 5pm
Thu 11am - 8pm
Fri & Sat 11am - 5pm
Sun Noon - 5pm

The Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, OH
Exhibit Midwest
September 16, 2017 -
January 08, 2018
Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin
As part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, The Huntington will present an extensive exhibition surveying the connections among art, science, and the environment in Latin America, from the voyages of Columbus to the publications of Charles Darwin in the mid-19th century. “Visual Voyages" will introduce audiences to new understandings of Latin American nature from a range of cultural perspectives: as a wondrous earthly paradise; as a new source of profitable commodities such as chocolate, tobacco, and cochineal; as a landscape of good and evil, as viewed through the filter of religion; as the site for an Enlightenment project of collecting and classifying; and, in the 19th century, as the reflection of a national spirit. Visual Voyages features approximately 100 objects that are drawn from The Huntington’s library, art, and botanical holdings, as well as from dozens of international collections, in a range of media including paintings, rare books, illustrated manuscripts, prints, and drawings. Importantly, the exhibition and its catalog will bring together Latin American and European depictions of Latin American nature.

Mon 10am - 5pm
Tue Closed
Wed - Sun 10am - 5pm

The last ticketed entry time is 4 p.m. The library and art galleries close at 4:30 p.m

Boone Gallery
The Huntington
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
September 20 -
November 04, 2017
This is the Light of the Mind…Selections from the Sylvia Plath collection of Judith G. Raymo
Members Exhibition

Mon – Sat 10am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

2nd floor Gallery
THE GROLIER CLUB
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 21, 2017 -
January 28, 2018
The business of prints
This wide-ranging exhibition selects fine examples from the nation’s print collection to look at how prints were created, developed, bought and sold in the period 1400–1850.

Before photography, each pictorial image had to be made by hand. The process involved expert craftsmen at every stage, from initial design through to completed print. The printing trade employed thousands of people in the 450 years it flourished in Europe and produced everything from banknotes, maps and music to portraits and playing cards.

This huge variety has often been overlooked by exhibitions that have tended to focus on artworks and notable subjects rather than the process of printmaking itself. This exhibition reveals a fuller history of prints by examining how they were made, used and collected, and how they became such a significant part of European society, trade and commerce.The exhibition includes sections on production, lettering, usage, and quality and collecting. It features an extraordinary range of works, from cheap satirical prints intended for the mass market, to masterpieces by Rembrandt, Dürer and Goya.

Many of the works and themes are explored more fully in the comprehensive book The Print Before Photography by the former Keeper of Prints and Drawings Antony Griffiths.

Free admission

Room 90
British Museum,
Great Russell Street
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
September 22, 2017 -
January 31, 2018
Bibliomania: 150 Years of Collecting Rare Books at the George Peabody Library
Over the past 150 years the Peabody Library has captured, through its rare book and manuscript collections, America’s deepest desires and vaulting ambitions to bring the history of the world and ideas to the City of Baltimore. This exhibition presents many of the richest and rarest fruits of George Peabody's early intellectual and bibliophilic aspirations, from the collection the library opened with in 1866 to the massive cast-iron expansion in 1878, which transformed the library into the glorious “Cathedral of Books” that it continues as today.

Tue - Thu 10am – 5pm
Fri 10am – 3pm
Sat 10am – 1pm

George Peabody Library
17 E Mt Vernon Pl
Baltimore, MD
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 23, 2017 -
January 07, 2018
In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec enjoyed the spectacle, the night life, and the tawdry side of Belle Époque Paris. Best known for his art portraying the café-concert and the entertainers who performed there, this exhibition explores how Toulouse-Lautrec used portraiture to comment on the absurdity and excess of Bohemian life in Paris at the turn of the century. The show examines the relationship between portraiture, caricature, and rise of the cult of celebrity in the late 19th century, while focusing on the artist’s portraits of entertainers who became icons of the Parisian nightlife.

Featuring 100 drawings, prints, and posters, the exhibition showcases the artist’s satirical portraits of stage personalities like Sarah Bernhardt, Jane Avril, and Arstide Bruant alongside those of his friends and family.

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

CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

Adults $10.00
Students (5-22 w/ valid ID) $8.00
Seniors (65 & up) $8.00
Museum members and
children under 5 Free

Free individual admission on Tuesday.

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT
Exhibit New England
September 27, 2017 -
January 28, 2018
Publish or Perish: The Impact of Printing on the Protestant Reformation
Publish or Perish highlights the role of printing and publishing during the Protestant Reformation. Curator Eric J. Johnson selected medieval and early Reformation-era printed works that highlight the remarkable collection of OSU’s Rare Books & Manuscripts Library.

When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg in October 1517, he was merely doing what any other professor with a set of statements for debate might do. He drew up his points, had them printed, and posted them to inspire debate. Luther could hardly have known that by the end of the 16th century this simple act of publication would be just the first of 4,790 separate editions of his works printed in Germany alone.

The first three years of the Reformation (1518–1520) saw total book production in Germany quadruple, with a further doubling of production by 1524. As the years rolled on and more writers entered the fray, the publishing industry expanded to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for books. For the evangelical reformers and the Catholics who opposed them, it truly was a situation of “publish or perish.” Print your ideas, disseminate them as widely and quickly as possible, or else face defeat—and even death—in the struggle for hearts, minds, and souls.

Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat & Sun Noon - 6pm
(Hours shorten during break, and Gallery is closed when the university is closed.)

Thompson Library Gallery
125 Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH
Exhibit Midwest
September 28, 2017 -
May 15, 2018
The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940–1975
An exhibition of materials celebrating the contributions of the Beat writers, poets, and artists.

The exhibition draws from collections in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Related events, open to the public at no charge, include three events with Beat poet Anne Waldman (registration requested).

The Beat Generation emerged as a key part of the U.S. counterculture in the years following World War II. The exhibition showcases the Beat spirit of exploration and experimentation around practicing politics, making art, and building community.

Materials on display will include photographs, correspondence, first editions of seminal works, and early poem and prose drafts. Some of the materials are from the Rose Library’s Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, a significant collection of 20th century English-language poetry and literature. The Rose Library also holds several collections of Jack Kerouac materials.

Level 3, Schatten Gallery
Emory’s Woodruff Library
Emory University
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA
Exhibit South
September 29, 2017 -
January 21, 2018
This Ever New Self THOREAU AND HIS JOURNAL
This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the life of one of America’s most influential authors and thinkers. It brings together remarkable holdings from the world’s two most significant Thoreau collections: journals, manuscripts, letters, books, and field notes from The Morgan Library & Museum; and, from the Concord Museum, unique personal items that have never before left Thoreau’s hometown, including the very desk on which he wrote much of his journal.

Every private journal tells the story of a self. For his entire adult life, Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) filled notebook after notebook with his observations and reflections, strong in the belief that a closely examined life would yield infinite riches. His journal was his everyday companion, an essential tool for mindful existence, and grist for Walden, one of the world’s most influential books. This exhibition, which marks the two hundredth anniversary of Thoreau’s birth, takes his manuscript journal as a point of departure to introduce the many facets of this extraordinary man―the student, reader, writer, worker, thinker, Concord neighbor, and, above all, keen observer of the inner and outer world. It reveals how Thoreau used his journal as a place to cultivate—and constantly renew—his very self.

After Thoreau’s death, his friend Louisa May Alcott expressed confidence that “though his life seemed too short, it would blossom & bear fruit for as long after he was gone.” Her letter reminds us that Thoreau’s writings (both private and published) still challenge us to confront fundamental questions: What constitutes a meaningful life? How does our understanding of the past inform our present choices? What is our relationship to the natural world? And what practical steps may individuals take to live in accordance with their convictions? Much as Alcott predicted, we continue to find Thoreau “ever new.”

April – December
Mon - Sat 9am –5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm
Sundays in June, July & August 9am – 5pm

January – March
Mon - Sat 11am – 4pm
Sun 1pm – 4pm

Members Free
Adults $10
Seniors (62 & over) $8
Students (18 & over with valid id) $8
Children $5
Children 5 and under Free
Active Military (with valid id): Free
Admission with EBT card: $2 per person - up to 4 people

Concord Museum
200 Lexington Road
Concord, MA
Exhibit New England
September 30, 2017 -
February 04, 2018
Walker Evans
Unprecedented in scope and scale, this major retrospective of seminal photographer Walker Evans views his work through the lens of one of his obsessions — the American vernacular, or the language of everyday life found in roadside attractions, postcards, storefronts, and signage across the country.

Over five decades, Evans’s powerful images responded to and reflected the spirit, suffering, and fortitude of a nation. His iconic images of the Great Depression and his postwar photo essays depicting shop window displays, urban architecture, and junked automobiles defined a new documentary style that continues to influence generations of artists.

SFMOMA’s exhibition — the only presentation of this retrospective in the U.S. — joins together over 300 breathtaking prints, many of which have never before been exhibited, with nearly 100 documents and objects, including many from the photographer’s personal collection. Together they reveal an exceptional eye for the details of everyday life and an essential understanding of twentieth-century America.

Fri – Tue 10am – 5pm
Thu 10am – 9pm
Wed Closed

Members Free
Adult $25
Senior (65 years and older) $22
Age 19-24 with ID $19
Age 18 and under Free

Floor 3
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
September 30, 2017 -
May 28, 2018
The German Woodcut: Christiane Baumgartner
“The German Woodcut: Christiane Baumgartner” celebrates the recent acquisition of Transall (2002), a monumental woodcut by German printmaker Christiane Baumgartner. In her contemporary depictions of motion and speed, Baumgartner combines the newest and fastest means of reproduction (photography and video) with the oldest and slowest (woodcut), fusing the precision of digital technology to the traditional and the handmade. At 14 feet in length, Transall is among her most ambitious works and a milestone of 21st-century printmaking. The enormous image of military cargo planes on a tarmac is based on a found photograph that Baumgartner transferred to her woodblock and carved by hand over a period of 10 months. In addition to Transall, the exhibition presents four other woodcuts by Baumgartner, including a four-part series capturing cars on the Autobahn as they approach an overpass (Schkeuditz I-IV, 2005), and a depiction of Allied bombers over Germany, based on a video still from a World War II documentary (Trails I-II, 2008). Of special note is the portfolio 1 Sekunde (2004), a set of 25 woodcuts that together represent a single second of video that Baumgartner shot of a blurred wooded landscape captured from the open window of a moving car.

Mon & Tue 10am – 5pm
Wed – Fri 10am – 10pm
Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm

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

*For youths ages 7–17, admission is free during weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise admission for youths is $10.

**Participants in the University Membership program receive free admission. NH and ME resident students also receive free admission.

Frances Vrachos Gallery (Gallery 144)
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
October 02, 2017 -
January 19, 2018
Altered Gazes
Altered Gazes in Schlesinger Library foregrounds women as creators and consumers of countercultural content.

n addition to materials from our growing collection of comics, zines, erotica and pornography, and other alternative publications, the exhibition features materials from the Ludlow Santo Domingo Collection, one of the largest gatherings of underground, alternative, and pop-culture publications in the world, which is shared among various Harvard libraries. Presented as a companion to Houghton Library’s concurrent exhibition, Altered States, Altered Gazes reframes past and present countercultures by highlighting women’s participation and responses.

The works presented in Altered Gazes offer a response both to mainstream society and to male-dominated countercultural spaces in which they were created. Through small-press and self-published materials such as zines, comics, marijuana cookbooks, musical recordings, and sexually explicit magazines and films, women repurpose the styles and subjects of popular culture to express themselves, to comment on gender roles, and to educate their own communities. Although underground comics, X-rated publications, and popular music have often objectified and marginalized female participants, this exhibition highlights instances where women take charge of the gaze, creating culture instead of merely consuming it.

Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
October 04, 2017 -
April 22, 2018
The Vietnam War
This fall, the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit will provide an enlightening account of the causes, progression, and impact of the war. Spanning the duration of U.S. involvement in Indochina from 1945 to 1975, the narrative will incorporate a wide range of perspectives that covers both the home front and the war front.

Displays will feature such topics as the Cold War, the draft, military campaigns initiated by both sides, the growth of the antiwar movement, the role of the president, and the loss of political consensus. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will explore themes of patriotism, duty, and citizenship. Key objects will include a troopship berthing unit, vibrant antiwar posters, artwork by Vietnam vets, a Viet Cong bicycle, the Pentagon Papers, and news and film clippings. Long overdue in the realm of public history, the exhibit will not only provide a chronological and thematic analysis of the Vietnam War but also inspire a fuller, more diverse conversation about the war. The exhibition is curated by Marci Reaven, vice president, history exhibits.

Tue - Thu, & Sat 10am - 6pm
Fri 10am - 8pm
Sun 11am - 5pm
Mon - CLOSED

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 04, 2017 -
January 07, 2018
Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection
This exhibition will trace the development of European drawing from the Renaissance to the early 20th century through works by celebrated masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Ingres, Seurat, and Matisse. Fifty-five drawings from the Museum's acclaimed Robert Lehman Collection will present a dynamic array of styles, techniques, and genres—from panoramic landscapes and compositional studies for mythological and biblical narratives to arresting studies of the human form.

The selection will illustrate different facets of the artists' creative processes—from Leonardo's keen anatomical observation in his Study of a Bear, to Dürer's awakening self-consciousness as an artist in his Self-Portrait study, to Rembrandt's reinterpretation of Leonardo's painted masterpiece, The Last Supper. The exhibition will also be the first to explore Robert Lehman's significant activity as a 20th-century collector by highlighting the full range of his vast and distinguished drawings collection, which numbers more than 700 sheets.

Preview Day:
Tues, Oct 3rd 10am – 5:30pm
Free with Museum Membership

Evening Reception:
Thur, Oct 5th 6pm - 8pm
Free with Museum Membership

Gallery 964
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 05 -
November 03, 2017
Photographs of Marcel Sternberger - Portraits of the 20th Century
The Photographs of Marcel Sternberger: Portraits of the 20th Century, consists of 40 images, including never before exhibited photographs of world-renowned luminaries such as Sigmund Freud, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, David Alfred Siqueiros, José Rubén Romero, Dorothy Norman, The Belgian Royal Family, Albert Einstein, the Shah of Iran, Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Myrtle Walgreen, and George Bernard Shaw. The New York Times called Sternberger's methodology "a unique blend of psychological and photographic techniques." He believed in and defined "The Psychology of Portrait Photography," using both research and personal experience to navigate the complex process of a truly successful portrait session. Whether it was of a politician, a coal miner, or a child, Sternberger's portraits evidenced spontaneity and captured subjects with clarity and insight.

Monday-Friday 2pm - 7pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday October 5, 6pm - 8pm

Panel Discussion by Contemporary Portraitists:
Thursday October 12, 6:30pm - 8pm

Curator's talk:
Curator: Jacob Loewentheil
Thursday October 19, 6pm - 7pm

Sidney Mishkin Gallery
Baruch College
135 East 22nd Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 06 -
December 16, 2017
Faculty Fellow: Mark Cockram Beyond The Rules
This exhibition encompasses examples of Cockram’s recent production in which he has been exploring the more creative side of bookbinding and the wider field of book arts. He has been given the opportunity to work with some fantastic text blocks provided by understanding and adventurous collectors. The creative bindings he makes push him technically and artistically to maintain a balance between reflecting the visual and literary content of each book, while expressing himself as a contemporary artist.

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

Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 06 -
December 16, 2017
Felicia Rice: Collaboration and Metamorphosis
This exhibition features DOC/UNDOC Documentado/Undocumented Ars Shamánica Performática, the most recent in a series of artists’ books by Felicia Rice in collaboration with contemporary Chicano/Latino artists and writers. DOC/UNDOC is a mixed media artists’ book housed in a hi-tech aluminum case seven years in the making. It includes Felicia Rice’s images, performance texts by artist/writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña, critical commentary by art historian Jennifer González, video by artist Gustavo Vazquez, and sound art by Zachary Watkins. But the object itself carries a crisis of identity: What is it exactly? A border kit to face the uncertainty of future crossings? A traveling case for apprentice shamans? A reliquary for imaginary saints? A toolbox for self-transformation? It is all these things and it is also an original book, a performative artists’ book in search of a new format and a new audience. Each element stands by itself, but together they form an indescribable whole.

DOC/UNDOC is an interactive, immersive work of art that combines 19th-century print technology with 21st-century digital typography; performance art and poetry; video and sound art; Old World traditions of the cabinet of curiosities with New World Mexican and Chicano traditions of altar making. This exhibition will also include works from Rice’s Latino and Chicano series.

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

Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 06 -
December 16, 2017
The Internal Machine
In the style of Alfred Jarry:

“The book is a mechanism, a piece of technology with multiple parts. It is a device fitted with a central hinging structure, which when opened doubles its surface area as if by magic. This machine is by no means limited solely to forward motion and its bilateral division, enabled by its hinged spine, makes a fluid multidirectional transport possible and also inevitable.”

Following this notion of the book as not only object but of mechanism, The Internal Machine suggests a perspective that considers the book object as a piece of technology. Utilizing a thought process that highlights the relationship between form and function and their dual contribution to the movement of a book through time and space, The Internal Machine prompts the question of a book’s structure in relation to its purpose.

Artists include: Doug Beube, Ranjit Bhatnagar, András Böröcz, Caroline Bouissou, Gillian Brown, Brian Dettmer, Juan Fontanive, Arnaldo Morales, Bruno Munari, Alexander Rosenberg, Claudia Schmitz, Ward Shelley and Douglas Paulson, Kaethe Wenzel, Benjamin Wright, Nick Yulman, Mary Ziegler

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

Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 07, 2017 -
March 04, 2018
Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane
Drawn from Nature & on Stone will be the first ever comprehensive exhibition focusing on 19th century American artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865) as a printmaker. Georgia Barnhill, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts Emeritus at the America Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA, is serving as guest curator and worked closely with the Cape Ann Museum in organizing this special show. The exhibition, exhibition catalog and related programming are being organized in connection with Fitz Henry Lane Online, a catalogue raisonné and resource tool created by the Cape Ann Museum.

Fitz Henry Lane has long been recognized as one of America’s most important marine painters of the mid-19th century; in addition to those paintings preserved in the collection of the Cape Ann Museum — the single largest collection of Lane’s works in the world — examples of his oils are featured in major art museums across the country. Lane’s success as a printmaker, however, and his life-long fascination with the medium is something that is not widely recognized. With this exhibition, the Museum will investigate this important part of Lane’s career, exploring the intersection of his work in oil and in print and his success at creating illustrations for sheet music, business cards and stationery, advertising materials and book illustrations. The exhibition will also spotlight a series of views Lane created of towns and cities throughout the region including Gloucester; Boston; Norwich, Connecticut; Castine, Maine; and Baltimore. In total, Lane is thought to have had a hand in the production of approximately 65 lithographs and perhaps more.

Drawn from Nature & on Stone will feature lithographs from the Cape Ann Museum’s own holdings and from collections throughout the region including the American Antiquarian Society, the Boston Athenaeum, The New York Public Library and the Library of Congress. The exhibition will offer scholars and lay people alike the opportunity to explore the intersection of Lane’s work as a printmaker and a painter, to learn more about the art of lithography and to consider the enduring effects printing has on American culture from the early 19th century through today.

Programming related to Drawn from Nature & on Stone will explore Fitz Henry Lane’s life and career in detail and against the backdrop of 19th century printmaking culture in America. A symposium will be held on Saturday, October 28 at which six scholars working in fields related to printmaking will present their research to the public. Their presentations will explore such diverse topics as how race and race relations were portrayed in printing in the period following the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863; the role women artists and artisans played in printmaking during the 19th century; and how the rise of industrialization in towns such as Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts, affected the careers of Fitz Henry Lane and other printers. The symposium will be held in the Cape Ann Museum’s auditorium and will be a day-long event. Dr. John Wilmerding, retired curator, deputy director, trustee and chairman of the National Gallery of Art and one of this nation’s leading scholars in American art, will be an honored guest for the gathering.

Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 1pm - 4pm
Mon CLOSED

Closed on major holidays:
Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years Day

Adults: $12.00
Cape Ann residents, seniors & students: $10.00
Museum members & youth (18 and under): FREE

Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA
Exhibit New England
October 07 -
November 05, 2017
Robert Frank: Books And Films, 1947-2017
We are honored to be the Boston host for this pop-up exhibition conceived and created by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl. The exhibition, one of 50 worldwide, features large paper banners with sequences of Frank’s photographs, along with his books and films. The installation not only makes Frank's work accessible to a large and diverse audience, but also spotlights his photographs within the wider context of his work.

10:00am - 11:30pm

Tisch Library Main Level
Tower Cafe
Level 1 Main Stairwell
Level 2 & 3 Stairwell
Tisch Library
35 Professors Row
Medford, MA
Exhibit New England
October 10, 2017 -
January 14, 2018
Sacred Landscapes: Nature in Renaissance Manuscripts
Green spaces have a universal appeal. Nature's majesty is evident in gardens, farmlands, and especially the untamed wilderness. In Renaissance Europe, many people looked to greenery within the walls of the city and beyond for inspiration and to guide their contemplation of the perceived divine order of creation. Manuscript illuminators were among those who carefully studied the raw elements of nature—such as rocks, trees, flowers, waterways, mountains, and even atmosphere—and incorporated these into luxurious objects of personal or communal devotion.

Tue – Thu & Sun 10am – 5:30pm
Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm (Extended hours until September 1, 2017)
Closed Mondays

Parking lot opens 9:30 a.m.

Holiday closures:
Thanksgiving, December 25 (Christmas Day), and January 1

Free admission

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
October 12 -
December 16, 2017
Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy
A Century in Pursuit of Individual Freedoms through Rare Historical Print Media and Contemporary Works of Art.

International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is pleased to present Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy. Commemorating the centennial of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this scholarly exhibition looks beyond the canon of the Russian avant-garde to focus on three avenues of individual freedoms sought by the fledgling socialist society: the equality and emancipation of women; internationalism, including racial equality and the rights of ethnic minorities, especially Jews; and sexual and gay liberation. By placing a selection of historical print-based works by key Russian avant-garde artists of the early 20th century in dialogue with contemporary works by Russian-born, New York-based artists Yevgeniy Fiks and Anton Ginzburg, the exhibition evaluates these often-obscured goals of the Revolution and addresses their continued resonance and urgency today – in Russia, the United States, and elsewhere.

The historical component of the exhibition, which features posters, book covers, journals, and illustrations by some of the most well-known names of the Russian avant-garde alongside more obscure artists of the movement, exemplifies the print medium’s preeminent role in Soviet revolutionary society as the most accessible means for disseminating social and political ideals on a broad scale. Images and text from the American journal The Crisis (1923) in which Harlem Renaissance writer and intellectual Claude McKay published an essay entitled “Soviet Russia and the Negro”—inspired by his visit to Soviet Russia as an invited speaker at the Fourth Congress of Communist International—provide global context for the progressive, open nature of Soviet society in the early post-revolutionary years. In the essay, MacKay’s observations on Soviet achievements in the area of fighting racial prejudice, xenophobia, and antiSemitism reflect the genuine internationalist aspirations of the fledgling socialist state. A video documenting Yevgeniy Fiks’ performance Soviet Russia and the Negro. Kaddish (2011) offers a contemporary perspective on this issue: here, Fiks reads MacKay’s essay on the sites in Moscow where hate crimes had been committed recently against people of color.

Tue – Sat 11am – 6pm

Opening reception: Thu, October 12th 6pm – 8pm
Press & member preview: 5pm

Free & open to the public

INTERNATIONAL PRINT CENTER NEW YORK
508 West 26th Street #5A (between 10th & 11th Avenues
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 13, 2017 -
February 11, 2018
Frankenstein & Dracula
Gothic Monsters, Modern Science

With Frankenstein and Dracula, Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker created two of history’s most memorable monsters. Two hundred years after Frankenstein was published, pages from Mary Shelley’s manuscript will make their only appearance in the United States, to be displayed for the first time alongside the Rosenbach’s collection of Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula, accompanied by 19th-century scientific, medical, and literary works. These gothic literary giants emerged from the technological developments, medical breakthroughs, and environmental disasters that characterized the beginning and end of the 19th century, when the novels were written.

Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science will explore the creation of these literary masterworks, from the stormy summer that famously inspired both Shelley’s Frankenstein and the first literary vampire story, a precursor of Stoker’s iconic myth. The exhibition will also showcase books and documents that detail the science and pressing ethical questions of the time—the limits of life and death, body and mind, and humanity and nature—that compelled these authors to imagine their monsters, creating stories that still trouble us today. In addition to these historical artifacts, digital interactives invite visitors to connect the historical material to contemporary scientific issues. In an era fraught with discordant interpretations of scientific fact, these fictional monsters continue to encourage us to contemplate the challenging questions science presents in our daily lives.

Mon Closed
Tue & Fri Noon — 5pm
Wed & Thu Noon — 8pm
Sat & Sun Noon — 6pm

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (ages 65 & older): $8.00
Students & Children: $5.00
Children under 5: Free
Rosenbach Members: Free!
Members of AAM,ICOM, & the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program: Free

The Rosenbach
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 13, 2017 -
January 14, 2018
Degrees of Innovation :: Alumni of the Mills College MFA Program in Book Art and Creative Writing
The Mills College MFA Program in Book Art and Creative Writing was launched in 2006 and is the first program in the nation to combine these two disciplines into one degree. In hindsight, it seems only natural to combine the study of a field that focuses on a vital form of creative content-making with the study of a field that focuses on the history, design, and craft of objects that contain content. But the program at Mills is so much more than the combination of two interrelated disciplines: it offers an innovative interdisciplinary space for students to expand their approach and understanding of each field through the lens of the other, allowing them to experiment with creation of new visions of what a book can be when elevated to the plane of art.

Mon - Sun 10am - 5:30pm

Opening Reception :: October 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Free admission

San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
October 14, 2017 -
April 01, 2018
A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
This rotation provides an overview of the history of photography through images that include photographers, photographic apparatus, and/or photographic objects. Made by a wide range of photographers, the objects on view begin with John Moffat’s 1865 portrait of William Henry Fox Talbot and culminate in Gillian Wearing’s 2013 work Me As Talbot, a self-portrait that mimics a portrayal of Talbot with his mousetrap camera. Curated by Jamie M. Allen, associate curator of photography, this installation depicts how photographers have referred to the medium, and to themselves, in their image-making.

Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 5pm

Adults $15
Seniors (65+) $13
Students (with ID) $5
Ages 5-17 $5
Ages 4 & under Free
Members Free

History of Photography Gallery
Eastman Museum
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 16, 2017 -
March 02, 2018
Ian Fleming: From Bibliophile to Bond
Ian Fleming (1908-1964) is well known today as the literary creator of master spy James Bond, but long before Bond, Fleming was a collector of rare books, and his collection, along with his specially-bound corrected typescripts of the Bond novels and the first published editions, are housed in the Lilly Library at Indiana University in Bloomington. Fleming's collection, which was remarkable both in its conception and scope, focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century “books that had started something,” from landmarks in science and technology to instructional volumes on sports and games. Books from Ian Fleming’s personal collection are now on exhibit at the Lilly Library, alongside typescripts and early editions of the James Bond novels.

The Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN
Exhibit Midwest
October 19, 2017 -
January 21, 2018
Henry James and American Painting
The novels of Henry James paint a vivid tableau of American expatriate social and artistic life at the turn of the last century. This exhibition, the first to explore in depth the intersection between James’s friendships with American artists and his writing, brings together nearly fifty works, including paintings on loan from museums across the United States and Great Britain, as well as a selection of photographs, manuscripts, letters and printed books from the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, where the exhibition originated, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s own art and archival collection.

These works illuminate the creative exchanges that took place in artists’ studios and grand salon—in Boston, Florence, London, Venice, and elsewhere—between James, Gardner, and other luminaries in their overlapping circles, including John La Farge, John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler. The work of several female artists in these same circles, including the painters Elizabeth Boott Duveneck and Lilla Cabot Perry, speak to the complex roles of women in society at the time as eloquently as the words penned by James about his memorable female protagonists.

11am - 5pm

Adults $15
Seniors $12
Students $5

Hostetter Gallery
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
October 20, 2017 -
February 28, 2018
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover enchanting creatures? Now you can.

We unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time.

See the gargantuan 16th–century Ripley Scroll that explains how to create a Philosopher’s Stone. Gaze at Sirius in the night sky as imagined by medieval astronomers. Encounter hand-coloured pictures of dragons, unicorns and a phoenix rising from the flames.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with this extraordinary new addition to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

PACCAR Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
October 20 -
December 02, 2017
FREEDOM OF THE PRESSES
Freedom of the Presses is a collaborative exhibition co-curated by Marshall Weber of Booklyn, Inc. and members of the Ringling College of Art and Design community. The project focuses on the creative and democratic processes of 21st Century independent artist’s publishing and offers models of empowering and educational art publishing practices. The exhibition will include a selection of artists’ publications from Booklyn, Inc. and the Brizdle Schoenberg Special Collections Center at Ringling College of Art and Design. Highlights include the Streetopia artist’s book, alternative art fair, and text book project; performances and publications by Sheryl Oring; and community publishing projects from the multi-generational collective, Mobile Print Power. Artists’ books, zines, prints, and items of ephemera will be exhibited, along with a curators panel, book fair, and other events.

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Richad & Barbara Basch Gallery
Larry R. Thompson Academic Center
Ringling College School of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
Exhibit South
October 24, 2017 -
May 15, 2018
Peter Koch Printer: A Forty-year Retrospective
Peter Koch Printer: A Forty-year Retrospective, an exhibition of limited edition books, portfolios, and prints by longtime Bay Area letterpress printer, designer, and publisher Peter Rutledge Koch, will open May 24, 2017, in the

10am - 6pm

Free & open to the public

Bing Wing
Green Library
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Exhibit West
October 24, 2017 -
August 31, 2018
The New York World of Willa Cather
Willa Cather is better known for her elegiac novels about the Great Plains, but New York City exercised a profound influence on her creative life. Of signal importance was the New York Society Library, a valuable hidden resource for Cather. This is the first exhibition to showcase the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s relationship to the Library and to the city where she lived off and on for most of her adult life.

Treasures displayed from the Library’s collections will include:

*Charging cards listing the books checked out by Cather and her lifelong companion Edith Lewis during their twenty-year membership

*an essay by Truman Capote describing his humorous meeting with Cather at the Library during a 1942 snowstorm

*first editions of My Mortal Enemy (1926); Song of the Lark (1915); and The Troll Garden (1905)

*titles Cather consulted while writing Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940)

The exhibition catalog contains an introduction by curator Harriet Shapiro, an essay by Andrew Jewell, editor of the Willa Cather Archive, and photographs of Cather from Wyoming to New York City. It describes the landmarks of Cather’s urban world—her Washington Square and Park Avenue homes and the office of muckraking McClure’s Magazine, where Cather was managing editor—and their influence on books from Song of the Lark to My Mortal Enemy.

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

CLOSED:
Thu, Nov 23 & Fri, Nov 24 for Thanksgiving.

The Assunta, Ignazio, Ada & Romano Peluso Exhibition Gallery
The New York Society Library
53 East 79th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 27, 2017 -
September 30, 2019
Headlines of History: Historic Newspapers of St. Louis and the World Through the Centuries at the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association
October 27, 2017 Members' Opening and Bixby Book Club Halloween Party

Join us on Friday October 27 from 6-9pm as we celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Headlines of History: Historic Newspapers of St. Louis and the World Through the Centuries at the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association.

University of Missouri–St. Louis
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
Exhibit Midwest
October 28, 2017 -
February 26, 2018
The Reformation: From the Word to the World
On October 31, 1517, German priest Martin Luther, who believed church doctrines created an ever-growing gap between believers and God, is said to have posted a document of what today are called the “95 theses”—his specific disputes—to the door of a church of a church in Wittenberg to contest recent practices of the Catholic Church. What followed was a flurry of written arguments and ideas put forward by scholars, clerics, statesmen, and lay believers to fuel a movement called the Reformation. On the 500th anniversary of Luther’s famous act, The Huntington presents an exhibition of about 50 rare manuscripts, books, and prints made between the 1400s and 1648 (the end of the Thirty Years' War) to address the power of the written word and the relationship between it and radical change within a specific historical moment and geographical region. The exhibition will also pose the question: What is so important to you that you would nail a statement about it in a public place for all to see?

Mon & Wed - Sun 10am - 5pm
Tue Closed

The last ticketed entry time is 4pm The library and art galleries close at 4:30pm.

CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
October 28 -
November 01, 2017
TEFAF NEW YORK FALL
Fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920

The New York Fall fair is a joint venture between TEFAF and the art investment advisory firm ARTVEST partners. It is TEFAF's debut outside Europe and allows a vital, transatlantic meeting ground for a global community of dealers, collectors, curators, interior designers and art-and-antiques enthusiasts.

THE BEST FROM ALL FIELDS
Participating dealers were selected by a committee comprising four members of the TEFAF New York Board and four external US art experts. Each dealer is a leader in his or her respective field, many of them showing for the first time in New York or returning after a long absence.

The fair offers an unparalleled chance to buy masterpieces across multiple collecting areas including furniture, decoration, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, tapestries, antiquities, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, books, manuscripts, autographs, arms and armor, Tribal, Oceanic and Ethnographic Art, and Asian Art. It offers something of interest and quality for every visitor.

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 03, 2017 -
January 14, 2018
Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas
During his life, Charles Dickens (1812–1870) acquired the kind of celebrity accorded only to international film stars today. That status was secured with the publication of A Christmas Carol, one of the most beloved holiday stories of all time—and one of the Morgan’s greatest literary manuscripts. Its immediate success in 1843 led to four equally popular Christmas novellas in as many years. Catapulting the author out of his study and onto the reading circuit in 1853, its universal popularity also had major consequences for Dickens.

Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas assembles, for the first time, all five manuscripts of Dickens’s Christmas books—A Christmas Carol (1843), The Chimes (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth (1845), The Battle of Life (1846), and The Haunted Man (1848)—to explore the genesis, composition, publication, and reception of A Christmas Carol, and its impact on Dickens’s life. This exhibition explores the personal and socio-political sources of inspiration for A Christmas Carol, Dickens’s method of composition, and the motivations behind writing one of the most famous, enduring, and widely adapted stories in all of literature.

This exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of Dickens’s famous reading tour of the United States in 1867, and will thus examine his later career as a performer. His public readings of A Christmas Carol, which he began in the 1850s, played a pioneering role in what is now commonplace in the marketing of fiction: the reading tour. Among the unexpected and unintended consequences of the success of A Christmas Carol was Dickens’s decision to devote enormous energies to his public readings.

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

CLOSED:
Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
New's Years Day

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 03, 2017 -
March 11, 2018
Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence
Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence showcases hand-drawn and engraved maps from the 18th and early 19th centuries that illuminate the tremendous changes—geographic, political, and economic—that occurred before, during, and just after the Revolutionary War. The exhibition features rarely displayed manuscripts and printed maps from New-York Historical’s own premier collection, including the original manuscript surveys of Robert Erskine, Geographer and Surveyor General of the Continental Army, and his successor Simeon De Witt. Also on display will be John Jay’s personal copy of John Mitchell’s Map of the British and French Dominions in North America (1755) to which hand-drawn red lines representing proposed boundaries were added during the negotiations of the Treaty of Paris, 1782 - 1783.

Tue - Thu, & Sat 10am - 6pm
Fri 10am - 8pm
Sun 11am - 5pm
Mon CLOSED

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West (at Richard Gilder Way / 77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 13, 2017 -
February 12, 2018
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.

This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 128 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context. Among the extraordinary international loans are the complete series of masterpiece drawings he created for his friend Tommaso de' Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace. Selected from 50 public and private collections in the United States and Europe, the exhibition will examine Michelangelo's rich legacy as a supreme draftsman and designer.

Preview Days:
Tue & Wed, Nov 7th & 8th 10am - 5:30pm

Free with museum admission

Gallery 899
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 15 -
December 04, 2017
NANCY CADOGAN & MARTIN JENNINGS
Still Reading

10am - 6pm

SLADMORE CONTEMPORARY
32 BRUTON PLACE
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
November 16, 2017 -
January 13, 2018
A Few of My Friends: Relationships in the 19th Century Literary World. From the collection of Susan Jaffe Tane
Members Exhibition

Mon – Sat 10am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

2nd floor Gallery
THE GROLIER CLUB
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 19, 2017 -
April 01, 2018
Treasures from the Collection A 15 Year Celebration
In its short fifteen-year history, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has welcomed into its permanent collection more than 7,300 objects ranging from vintage picture-book art to modern day illustrations. In honor of its anniversary, the Museum will present highlights from its holdings in the exhibition.

The exhibition features 96 artworks representing a range of time periods and media, from Harry Bingham Neilson's 1898 pen-and-ink drawing for Life's Book of Animals to Ekua Holmes's 2015 paper collage for Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement. Iconic picture-book characters Peter Rabbit, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eloise, and Shrek will delight guests young and old.

Artists represented in the exhibition include Don Freeman, Trina Shart Hyman, Dorothy Lathrop, Leo Lionni, Arnold Lobel, David Macaulay, James Marshall, Petra Mathers, Wendell Minor, Jerry Pinkney, Uri Shulevitz, William Steig, Simms Taback, Tony DiTerlizzi, Chris Van Allsburg, Mo Willems, Garth Williams, Paul O. Zelinsky, and Lisbeth Zwerger, among others.

Members Opening Reception:
November 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join authors Angela DiTerlizzi and Heidi Stemple as they host a night of trivia fun about the Museum and its remarkable collection. Enjoy gourmet pizza and local craft beers, great prizes and abundant laughs!

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

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

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
November 19, 2017 -
May 28, 2018
Stephen Shore
Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist’s work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms.

One of the most significant photographers of our time, Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) has often been considered alongside other artists who rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous images. But Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media.

The artist’s first survey in New York to include his entire career, this exhibition will both allow for a fuller understanding of Shore’s work, and demonstrate his singular vision—defined by an interest in daily life, a taste for serial and often systematic approaches, a strong intellectual underpinning, a restrained style, sly humor, and visual casualness—and uncompromising pursuit of photography’s possibilities.

10:30am - 5:30pm
Open until 9pm Fri & Sat, thru Dec 30th

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
Manhattan, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 21, 2017 -
January 08, 2018
A Writer's Christmas: Dickens & More
The arrival of Christmas evokes a range of feelings in most of us—from intense nostalgia, to playful whimsy, to high seriousness, to simple joy. In this respect, great writers are no different. Now on display, from the Library's Berg Collection of English and American Literature, are examples of several different kinds of “holiday spirit” expressed by a small group of literary luminaries. Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, a fable of personal redemption and social reform, became a Christmas favorite since its initial appearance in 1843. Some of the other expressions of Christmas sentiment displayed here are more idiosyncratic.

10am - 6pm

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
The New York Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic