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April 15, 2015 -
March 31, 2018
America in Circulation: A History of US Currency
Exhibit will feature the collection of Mark R. Shenkman

Visitors will have the opportunity to view hundreds of beautiful and rare examples of American paper money and to explore them in more depth through large interactive touch screen displays.

From Colonial times, American money has told a fascinating and detailed story of the country’s struggles and successes. Pivotal moments in history have led to changes in the nation’s money, as crises have brought about innovation. Often local and national currencies competed and coexisted with each other, while economic depression, war and counterfeiting drove constant advances in design.

“Today, there are only seven notes in circulation. Yet most Americans don’t realize that both the banks and the government were issuing many different types of currency for most of our nation’s first 150 years,” said Museum President David Cowen. “The notes in this exhibit tell the story of the development of America, and their striking beauty makes them pieces of art in and of themselves.”

The exhibition will feature approximately 250 notes spanning from the Colonial era to the present day. Highlights include rare examples of currency bearing the signatures of signers of the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence; a complete set of notes from the Educational Series of 1896, renowned for being the most beautiful paper money in American history; and rare examples of high denomination notes including $5,000 and $10,000 bills.

Tues–Sat 10am – 4pm

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE
48 Wall Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
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
December 11, 2015 -
August 07, 2016
Agitprop!
At key moments in history, artists have reached beyond galleries and museums, using their work as a call to action to create political and social change. For the past hundred years, the term agitprop, a combination of agitation and propaganda, has directly reflected the intent of this work.

Agitprop! connects contemporary art devoted to social change with historic moments in creative activism, highlighting activities that seek to motivate broad and diverse publics. Exploring the complexity, range, and impact of these artistic practices—including photography, film, prints, banners, street actions, songs, digital files, and web platforms—the exhibition expands over its run within a unique and dynamic framework. It opens with works by twenty contemporary artists responding to urgent issues of the day, in dialogue with five historical case studies. In the following months, two more waves of contemporary work are being added—on February 17 and April 6, 2016—with each wave of artists choosing those in the next.

These projects highlight struggles for social justice since the turn of the twentieth century, from women’s suffrage and antilynching campaigns to contemporary demands for human rights, environmental advocacy, and protests against war, mass incarceration, and economic inequality.

The first round of invited artists includes Luis Camnitzer, Chto Delat?, Zhang Dali, Dread Scott, Dyke Action Machine!, Friends of William Blake, Coco Fusco, Futurefarmers, Ganzeer, Gran Fury, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Yoko Ono, Otabenga Jones & Associates, Martha Rosler, Sahmat Collective, Adejoke Tugbiyele, Cecilia Vicuña and John Dugger, and, in a collaborative work, The Yes Men with Steve Lambert, CODEPINK, May First/People Link, Evil Twin, Improv Everywhere, and Not An Alternative, along with more than thirty writers, fifty advisers, and a thousand volunteer distributors.

Mon & Tue Closed
Wed, Fri - Sun 11am – 6pm
Thu 11am – 10pm

4th Floor
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 01 -
August 20, 2016
The Norie Marine Atlas and the Guano Trade
This display will highlight John Norie's unique Marine Atlas, a large bound book of sea charts dating to the early 19th century, within the historical context of the guano and nitrate trades, in which many of the swiftest and strongest American square-rigged sailing ships were employed in the mid-19th century. The Atlas will be augmented by images and models of American clipper ships; pamphlets of the Pacific Guano Company of Woods Hole, Massachusetts; nitrate voyage track charts acquired from a member of the International Association of Cape Horners; and associated materials.

10am – 5:30pm daily

Free admission

2nd Floor, East Wing
Albert Small Documents Gallery
National Museum of American History
1400 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 21 -
August 21, 2016
Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World
Ghosts, witches, sorcerers and demons: our fascination with the supernatural stretches back centuries. Experience how supernatural forces shaped the lives of everyone from kings and queens to clergymen and maidservants.

Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World reveals how magic, diabolical witchcraft, and ghostly encounters inspired fear and curiosity on an unprecedented scale between the 15th and 18th centuries. The exhibition illuminates the roots of our obsession with supernatural power and explores a world where the Devil was understood as a real and present danger in daily life.

Monday: 12noon to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 12noon to 5pm

Free entry

The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate
Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
February 01 -
December 31, 2016
Shakespeare by the Book: Four Centuries of Printing, Editing and Publishing
Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture

This exhibition marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death by celebrating how his works have come to life through innovations in print technology, editorial practice, and graphic design. Books and printing artifacts drawn from Special Collections’ eclectic holdings will explain the technology of printed books in the 17th century, narrate the complex editorial history of the plays, and survey the myriad forms Shakespeare’s works have taken in print over the last two centuries. Visitors will see both our oldest and most radically modern Shakespeare volumes, learn about U.Va.’s special role in the history of Shakespeare scholarship, and encounter more than 100 miniature volumes dedicated to the playwright and his works.

From October 1-26, 2016, it will become the backdrop for the visiting Folger Shakespeare Library single-item exhibition “First Folio!: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.”

Tue - Thu 9am - 7pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 1pm - 5pm

Harrison North Gallery
Special Collections LIbrary
University of Virginia Library
160 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA
Exhibit South
February 05 -
November 05, 2016
PICTURING PRESTIGE: NEW YORK PORTRAITS, 1700-1860
For early New Yorkers, there were few acts so symbolic of declaring a position in society as having one’s portrait made.

Beginning in the 18th century, New York City’s well-to-do denizens commissioned paintings of themselves and their loved ones to display in their homes as indicators of prestige. Portraits were often created to commemorate a significant moment in the sitter’s life—a marriage, acquiring an inheritance, or assuming an important position—and they offered an opportunity for the subject to present a carefully crafted image to the world. Drawn from the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York, Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits, 1700-1860, features works by many of the leading American painters of their day and captures the aspirations of the rising, upstart merchant city as it became the most populous and the most important port in the young country. In addition, the exhibition chronicles the changing nature of portraiture and artistic patronage, and ties together the lives of a group of leading citizens who enjoyed financial and social benefits that were beyond the reach of most New Yorkers.

10am – 6pm

Suggested Admission
Adults: $14
Seniors, students: $10 (with I.D.)
Self-guided K–12 student groups: $5/person
Ages 19 and under: Free
Members: Free

3rd Floor
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 10, 2016 -
May 14, 2017
Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time
What time is it? The question seems simple, and with a watch on your wrist or a cell phone in your hand, the answer is easy. In the Middle Ages, however, the concept of time could be approached in many different ways, with vastly different tools.

Drawing upon the rich holdings of the Morgan’s collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, Now and Forever explores how people told time in the Middle Ages and what they thought about it. The manuscripts range in date from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries and come from all the major countries of Europe.

The exhibition begins with the quirks of the medieval calendar, exploring sacred feasts, the mysteries of Golden Numbers, the utility of Dominical Letters, and how the Middle Ages inherited the Roman Calendar of Julius Caesar. Visitors will engage with the complexities of time as defined by liturgical celebrations and their two overlapping systems of temporale (feasts of time) and sanctorale (feasts of saints), systems that still influence the way we tell time today. Now and Forever also explores how time beyond the grave preoccupied medieval people for whom life on earth was a mere dress rehearsal for the main event—the afterlife.

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
February 13, 2016 -
January 01, 2017
Shakespeare in the Royal Library
Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, this display draws on material in the Royal Library, including works of Shakespeare collected by the royal family, accounts of performances at Windsor Castle, and art by members of the royal family inspired by Shakespeare's plays.

It will examine aspects of the playwright's life, work and influence, and celebrate his longstanding connection with Windsor and the royal court.

Shakespeare in the Royal Library is part of the Shakespeare400 series, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. Through a connected series of public performances, programmes, exhibitions and creative activities in the capital and beyond, partners will celebrate the legacy of Shakespeare during the quatercentenary year.

March - October
Open daily, 09:45-17:15

November - February
Open daily, 09:45-16:15

Adult £20.00
Concessions £18.20
Under 17/Disabled £11.70
Under 5 Free

Windsor Castle
Windsor, Berkshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
February 22 -
August 14, 2016
Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855
Celebrating Charlotte Brontë marks the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of the most celebrated authors of the 19th century. Charlotte Brontë’s novels, which include Jane Eyre (1847), Shirley (1849) and Villette (1853) continue to capture the imaginations of readers today. This display explores Brontë’s life and literary career through portraits and includes treasures on loan from the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Central to the display will be the presentation of new research into the only surviving painted portraits of Charlotte with her two sisters, Emily and Anne, by their brother Branwell, in the Gallery’s Collection. This will explore the intriguing story of its discovery folded on top of a wardrobe, subsequent acquisition by the Gallery and its restoration.

Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Thu & Fri until 21:00

Free admission

National Portrait Gallery
St. Martin's Place
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
February 25, 2016 -
February 19, 2017
Bodleian Treasures: 24 pairs
An exhibition displaying a selection of the Bodleian Libraries most magnificent items. It features rare and renowned items including Tolkien's illustrations from The Hobbit, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the Bay Psalm Book, the 'most expensive' printed book in the world and the venerated Shikshapatri.

The exhibition presents some of the best of the 12 million items in the Bodleian's collections and uniquely displays these treasures in 24 pairs. Familiar icons of the Libraries' extraordinary holdings are shown alongside the less familiar, opening new avenues into the wealth of the Bodleian's famous collections. Rare books are joined together with manuscripts while modern ephemera sit alongside 400-year-old rolls, drawing out themes and unique stories that bring the pairs together.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Free admission

Treasury
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
March 11 -
September 30, 2016
Discoveries that Changed the World
Lines of Thought virtual preview

In 2016, Cambridge University Library is celebrating 600 years as one of the world’s greatest libraries, with numerous events including a major exhibition opening on 11 March.

The wills of William Loring and William Hunden, both proved in March 1416, bequeathed books to ‘the common library of all scholars of the University’. Over the course of the last six centuries, the Library’s collections have grown from a few dozen volumes on a handful of subjects into an extraordinary accumulation of over eight million books, maps, manuscripts and journals, enhanced by an ever-increasing range of electronic resources. From its beginnings as an asset for a tiny community of theologians and canon lawyers in the medieval university, the Library’s mission has expanded to serve the international scholarly community and now, through its digitisation projects, to reach new audiences across the world.

To celebrate its 600th birthday, the spectacular free exhibition Lines of Thought will feature some of Cambridge’s most iconic treasures and influential works, spanning more than 4,000 years of human thought and investigating through six distinct themes how both Cambridge and its collections have changed the world. This preview site offers a few of the treasures visitors will be able to view in the flesh when the exhibition opens on 11 March. Scroll down to link to the items.

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 18.00
Sat 09.00 - 16.30

Free admission

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
March 18 -
September 25, 2016
The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems
Mo Willems’ beloved children’s book characters speak with a distinctly New York accent, from Trixie’s very first Brooklyn “Aggle Flaggle Klabble!” utterance to the Nichols and May-esque comedy duo of Elephant and Piggie to a public transportation-obsessed Pigeon. This spring, the New-York Historical Society presents The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems, an ambling journey across a career that started on Sesame Street and led to a laundromat in Park Slope.

Since the publication of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! in 2003, Willems has amassed an impressive list of New York Times best-selling adventures that have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, five Geisel Honors, and an inaugural spot in the Picture Book Hall of Fame. Previous to his publishing career, Willems won six Emmy Awards for his writing on PBS’s Sesame Street, created the Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City, and was the head writer for Codename: Kids Next Door. He has written two musicals based on his books, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical and Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In a Play!, both commissioned by the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems exhibition brings together original art, sketches, and inspirational drawings from Willem's most popular series, plus stand-alone classics such as Leonardo the Terrible Monster and That is NOT a Good Idea!. It displays the efforts behind the effortlessness, the seriousness behind the silliness, and the desire, as Willems says, “to think of my audience, not for my audience.” His ability to crisply weave together life lessons and humor creates artful volumes that speak to all, regardless of size.

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 21, 2016 -
January 31, 2017
The Bull Moose and the China Cabinet: Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Following the Republican Party’s nomination of incumbent William Howard Taft for president in 1912, supporters of Theodore Roosevelt’s candidacy formed the Progressive Party, which centered upon returning power to the people and creating a more equitable country by the right treatment of its citizens. For nearly 100 years, women had been fighting for equal rights on every front—education; labor; and intellectual, moral, legal, and human rights. Roosevelt’s Progressive Party placed women’s suffrage in its official platform. It was the first major political party to do so. This exhibition examines Roosevelt’s evolving position on women’s suffrage, and includes a page from his Harvard senior paper on women’s rights, correspondence, contemporary newspaper accounts and political cartoons, and artifacts documenting the role and influence of the women in Roosevelt’s life.

Theodore Roosevelt Gallery
Pusey Library
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
March 26, 2016 -
January 08, 2017
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the Americas, this scholarly exhibition is the first, Pan-American study to explore how craftsmen across North, Central, and South America adapted Asian styles in a range of media—from furniture to silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and painting. Exquisite objects from Mexico City, Lima, Quito, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, dating from the 17th to the early 19th centuries, include folding screens made in Mexico in imitation of imported Japanese and Chinese screens, blue and white talavera ceramics copied from imported Chinese porcelains, and luxuriously woven textiles made to replicate fine silks and cottons imported from China and India.

Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm
Last house tour tickets sold at 3:15pm. Museum Store and Bookstore open Tue - Sun 10am – 5:30pm.
Library
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Winterthur, DE
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 31 -
September 04, 2016
New Media Artist R. Luke DuBois
to Create Portrait of Civil Rights Activist DeRay Mckesson

the solo exhibition will feature a video-based portrait of the activist and Bowdoin College alumnus, alongside a wide selection of DuBois’s works across media exploring the politics of American identity.

Robust series of public programming, including keynote lecture by the artist and talks exploring new media, to be presented in coordination with the exhibition.

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An Artist’s View: R. Luke DuBois

March 30, 2016 | 4:30 p.m. | Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

The artist will discuss his practice in conjunction with the exhibition.

Followed by an opening reception at the Museum from 5:30pm - 7pm.

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Gallery Conversation: R. Luke DuBois–Now with Erin Johnson

April 5, 2016 | 12:00 noon | BCMA

Erin Johnson, Visiting Artist, leads a discussion about the exhibition.

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“R. Luke DuBois: On Art and Performance”

April 7, 2016 | 4:30 p.m. | Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Matthew McLendon, curator at the Ringling Museum and organizer of the exhibition, speaks to the role that performance provides for the development of new media work and collaborative art practices today.

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Gallery Conversation: R. Luke DuBois–Now with Crystal Hall

April 19, 2016 | 12:00 noon | BCMA

Crystal Hall, associate professor in the digital humanities, leads a discussion in R. Luke DuBois–Now, focusing on the artist’s use of digital media.

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“Collecting Time”

April 28, 2016 | 4:30 p.m. | Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Jon Ippolito, co-founder of the University of Maine’s New Media Department and Still Water, a new research and development laboratory, and Richard Rinehart, director Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, will discuss the work of artist R. Luke DuBois in the context of the broader history of new media art, addressing what it means, from philosophical and technical standpoints, to collect, exhibit, and preserve new media art today.

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

Free & open to the public

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, ME
Exhibit New England
April 02 -
August 28, 2016
From the Sea to the Mountains: The Trustees 125th Anniversary
In 1891 landscape architect Charles Eliot asserted the bold idea to form an organization that would preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. At a time when land conservation and ‘being green’ was not widely discussed, his vision was forward thinking. Today, the organization he founded, The Trustees of Reservations, oversees more than 26,000 acres of preserved places from the Atlantic Coast to the Berkshire Mountains.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is partnering with The Trustees in celebration of their 125th anniversary on a 70-item exhibition, featuring maps, photographs, and historical items from both collections. Visitors will be introduced to Trustees properties, become familiar with a number of distinctive map formats, learn about natural landforms and geologic terms, and cultivate an appreciation for the natural, historical, and cultural treasures of Massachusetts.

Mon – Thu 10am - 7pm
Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library
Copley Square
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
April 04 -
September 02, 2016
Common Press at 10:
Printing, Writing, Teaching,
and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

The exhibition Common Press at 10 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Common Press and its interdisciplinary approach to printing, teaching, and collaboration at the University of Pennsylvania. Expanding on these themes, the Common Press is hosting a symposium exploring contemporary letterpress printing, writing at the press, and the practice of teaching printing in a university setting. Speakers will discuss the state of printmaking in Philadelphia; the role of small, independent presses in contemporary printmaking and book arts; writing and publishing small editions; and current and future models for interdisciplinary teaching.

With remarks by David Comberg, Fine Arts faculty, and Matt Neff, Fine Arts faculty and director of the Common Press, symposium speakers will include:

Amze Emmons, Associate Professor, Tyler School of Art, co-founder and co-editor of Printeresting.org

John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator, The Print Center, Philadelphia

Tricia Treacy, founder of Pointed Press, Associate Professor of Design, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

Al Filreis, Kelly Professor of English, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, University of Pennsylvania

Henry Steinberg, Special Projects Coordinator, the Robinson Press, Kelly Writers House

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat & Sun
by prior arrangement

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

Symposium and exhibition reception
Wed, April 20, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th floor

Kamin Gallery
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st Floor
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 06 -
September 16, 2016
James Gillray's Hogarthian Progresses
Sequential narration in satiric prints is most famously associated with the “modern moral subjects” of William Hogarth (1697–1764): Harlot’s Progress (1732), A Rake’s Progress (1735), Marriage A-la-Mode (1745), and Industry and Idleness (1747) among others. Less well-known is the broad spectrum of legacy “progresses” produced by subsequent generations drawing both on Hogarth’s narrative strategies and his iconic motifs. James Gillray (1756–1815), celebrated for his innovative single-plate satires, was also among the most accomplished printmakers to adopt Hogarthian sequential narration even as he transformed it according to his unique vision. This exhibition presents a number of Gillray’s Hogarthian progresses alongside some selected prints by Hogarth himself.


PROGRAMS -- All programs will be held at the Lewis Walpole Library.

Evening public talk presented in collaboration with the Farmington Libraries by exhibition curator Cynthia Roman
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7pm
Space is Limited to 35. Advanced Registration is required on the Farmington Libraries events calendar.

Study Day
James Gillray’s Experimental Printmaking
Organized by Esther Chadwick, History of Art, Yale University
and Cynthia Roman, The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University
June 10, 2016, 10am to 4pm

Graduate Student Seminar
Collecting the Graphic Work of William Hogarth
Sheila O’Connell, Former Curator of Prints, British Museum
June 14, 2016, 10am to 3pm

Graduate Student Seminar
Connoisseurship: Graphic Satire from William Hogarth to James Gillray
Andrew Edmunds, Collector and Dealer
June 15, 2016, 10am to 3pm

Master Class for Graduate Students
A Contest of Two Genres: Graphic Satire and British History Painting in the Long Eighteenth Century
Mark Salber Phillips, Professor of History at Carleton University, Ottawa
Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the Lewis Walpole Library
August 22–26, 2016

Master Class for Graduate Students
The Comic Image 1800–1850: Narrative and Caricature
Brian Maidment, Professor of the History of Print, Liverpool John Moores University
Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the Lewis Walpole Library
September 14—16, 2016, 3 pm on the 14th to 1pm on the 16th

Lewis Walpole Library
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT
Exhibit New England
April 07 -
September 03, 2016
The Golden Age of American Pictorial Maps
Maps with pictorial elements have a long history. Medieval and early modern maps frequently had pictures of people, places, and objects on the map or in the map border. In the mid­nineteenth century, bird’s­eye views became popular, particularly in the United States, and established the oblique view as a common way of looking at the earth’s surface. In the early twentieth century, the great explosion of popular culture in Europe and North America produced an outpouring of brightly colored pictorial maps. By the mid­1920s, the United States was at the forefront of pictorial mapping and remained so well into the 1960s. Pictorial maps were produced to show places and regions, to instruct, to amuse, and to advertise products. Pictorial maps were also created to depict World War II, and the prosperity of post­war America. The maps were found in homes, schools, churches, libraries, and offices. Although the golden age of American pictorial mapping is over, artists and cartographers continue to make highly inventive pictorial maps.

Tue, Wed, & Fri 10am - 4pm
Thu 10am - 8pm
Sat 10am - 2pm (except holiday weekends
Sun & Mon CLOSED

Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education (OML)
University of Southern Maine
314 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME
Exhibit New England
April 11 -
October 10, 2016
Supernatural Shakespeare
The title characters of William Shakespeare’s plays certainly might get the most name recognition, but the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the scenes and have rightly become some of his most memorable characters. This focused Shakespeare 400 installation features three atmospheric engravings of fantastical Shakespearian scenes by various artists emulating works by the renowned Gothic artist Henri Fuseli (1741–1825). Fuseli himself favored heroic subjects taken from Shakespeare along with other celebrated writers including Dante Alighieri and John Milton. Fuseli’s theatrical paintings hang in the nearby gallery: his macabre Head of a Damned Soul from Dante's "Inferno" (1770/78) and his mystical Milton Dictating to His Daughter (1794) among them.

The selections for the intimate Supernatural Shakespeare presentation copy several paintings Fuseli created for the 1790s Boydell Shakespeare Gallery in London, one of the catalysts for the Romantic revival of Shakespeare in the early 1800s. The Nursery of Shakespeare (1810) depicts the baby Bard already beset by host of phantasmal inspirations. The Witches Appear to Macbeth and Banquo (1798) portrays the three sorceresses getting ready to triple the antihero’s toil and trouble, while Titania and Bottom with Ass’s Head (1796) features the enchanted odd couple carousing in their sylvan bower.

On May 1, these fantastical characters and prints are joined by song as musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra play selections from Felix Mendelssohn’s beloved A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Art Institute’s Fullerton Hall.

Daily 10:30am – 5pm
Thu until 8pm (*Free Thu evenings)

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

Gallery 219A
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
April 11 -
December 31, 2016
Ernest Hemingway – Between Two Wars
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new landmark exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars. Showcasing the JFK Library’s Hemingway Collection, this is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway. The exhibit features a trove of rarely exhibited material, including multiple drafts of the writer’s major works, correspondence with a legendary circle of expatriate writers living in 1920s Paris, as well as photographs and a selection of Hemingway’s personal belongings. Created in partnership with the Morgan Library & Museum, the exhibition humanizes a man who was larger than life and documents the consummate craftsmanship and discipline at the heart of Hemingway’s literary genius.

Critically acclaimed during its three-month run at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars will be presented at the JFK Library through the end of the year.

Daily 9am - 5pm

- Adults $14
- Seniors 62+ $12
- College Students with ID $12
- Youth/Teens 13-17 $10
- US Armed Forces Veterans $10
- Members FREE
- Children 12 and under FREE
- US Armed Forces Active Duty Personnel with ID FREE

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
April 14 -
October 09, 2016
Explore the absurdities and pleasures of daily life through the eyes—and pen—of Roz Chast.
One of the most distinctive and complex American comic voices to emerge in the last four decades is that of artist and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast (b. 1954). Since the 1970s, Brooklyn-born Chast has chronicled the anxieties, pleasures, and perils of contemporary life in a body of work that includes over 1,200 cartoons published in The New Yorker and other magazines, several illustrated children’s books, and her award-winning 2014 visual memoir, Can't We talk About Something More Pleasant? Chast has developed a unique visual language and a roster of familiar characters that explore universal experiences of self-doubt and of finding joy in simple things.

Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs features more than 200 works by this distinguished artist, showcasing her keen eye for the absurdities and insecurities that permeate daily life—including many situations that are particular to New York City. The exhibition was originally presented at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and is a co-presentation of the Museum of the City of New York and the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Daily 10am – 6pm

Adults: $14
Seniors, students: $10 (with I.D.)
Self-guided K–12 student groups: $5/person
Ages 19 and under: Free
Members: Free

RELATED EVENT: Fri, May 6, 7pm
An Evening with Cartoonist Roz Chast
Join award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast for a lively look at her prolific career.

The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 15 -
September 06, 2016
Shakespeare in Ten Acts
A landmark exhibition on the performances that made an icon, charting Shakespeare’s constant reinvention across the centuries.

Journey through 400 years of history – from the first productions of Hamlet and The Tempest – to understand how Shakespeare’s plays have been transformed for new generations of theatre-goers.

Imagine how audiences reacted to ground-breaking moments like the first stage appearance by a female actor in 1660 and the first British performance of Othello by a black actor in 1825.

Experience the glamour of Vivien Leigh’s Lady Macbeth costume, the surprising circus prop from Peter Brook’s radical 1970s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the stunning detail of the Globe’s award-winning costumes from Twelfth Night starring Mark Rylance.

Shakespeare in Ten Acts showcases over 200 unique and rare items such as the only surviving play-script in Shakespeare’s hand, an authentic Shakespeare signature, the earliest printed edition of Hamlet from 1603 and Shakespeare’s First Folio.

PACCAR Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
April 15 -
September 18, 2016
N. C. Wyeth's Men of Concord
N. C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord will bring together for the first time in nearly eighty years the twelve original panels N. C. Wyeth painted for the book, Men of Concord and Some Others, as Portrayed in the Journal of Henry David Thoreau (1936). The exhibition, on view in the Wallace Kane Gallery, will also include charcoal drawings, watercolors, and additional artwork related to the series, including sketches created by Andrew Wyeth as illustrations for the book. Christine Podmaniczky, Curator of the N. C. Wyeth Collections and Historic Properties at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and author of the catalogue raisonné on the artist, is serving as Consulting Curator.

Drawing upon important research by Consulting Curator Podmaniczky, the exhibition will also examine Wyeth’s working process for the panel paintings. For each work in the series, Wyeth began with exploratory drawings and sketches before developing a final composition in charcoal. The composition drawings were photographed, and glass lantern slides were created. Wyeth projected the slides onto large panels and developed the final painting from the projection. Some of these drawings, charcoal sketches, watercolors, and glass lantern slides will be featured in the exhibition to help visitors understand Wyeth’s artistic process.

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

Concord Museum
200 Lexington Road

Concord, NC
Exhibit South
April 22 -
September 09, 2016
AVIDA DOLLARS: Salvador Dalí, Joseph Forêt, and the Three Most Expensive Books in the World
This exhibition explores the collaboration of Salvador Dalí with Parisian publisher Joseph Forêt, which aimed to produce the three most expensive books in the world between 1956 and 1963. These books are illustrated editions of Dante's The Divine Comedy, Cervantes's Don Quixote, and Sain John’s Apocalypse. The materials on view are from Professor Jones’s personal collection, which he has generously donated to the Special Collections Research Center.

Opening Reception:
Fri, April 22 / 4pm – 5:30pm

Symposium:
Fri, April 22 / 8:30am – 4pm
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library, 1st floor

Special Collections Research Center / Bird Library / Sixth floor gallery
Syracuse University
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 22 -
August 21, 2016
Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art
Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art

Artists find inspiration everywhere. Even the most ordinary circumstances can prompt new ways of thinking about and making art. The artists featured in this exhibition collected, organized, and transformed a wide variety of source materials as part of their creative process: comic strip panels, newspaper clippings, snapshots of mundane scenes. Yet the ways in which artists draw on them provides a glimpse into the twists and turns of their creative practices.

The collections of the Archives of American Art hold a kaleidoscopic array of source materials. Some artists gathered hundreds of photographs of carefully posed models and eye-catching objects. Others amassed news items and scraps of evocative ephemera about a single topic. The artists often filed their findings, pasting them into scrapbooks or piling them into portfolios.

The items on view encourage imaginative exploration. Artists rely on source materials to form more cohesive ideas, engage with political subjects or aesthetic challenges, achieve technical accuracy, and even use as raw material. They can also evoke fleeting moments and moods, some of which are never fully realized in artworks. With this in mind, these materials reveal how artists find meaning in the world around them.

Open daily 11:30am - 7pm

Free admission

Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 23, 2016 -
March 19, 2017
REVEALING THE INVISIBLE: THE HISTORY OF GLASS AND THE MICROSCOPE
Glass made it possible for scientists and artists to see tiny living creatures once invisible to the human eye. Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope tells the stories of scientists’ and artists’ exploration of the microscopic world between the 1600s and the late 1800s. Their discoveries fed people’s hunger to learn more about nature, increasing the popularity of microscopes and driving improvements in scientific glass. These advances culminated in the 19th century with the advent of modern scientific glassmaking and the perfection of the microscope. Unleash your sense of discovery as you explore the invisible through historic microscopes, rare books, and period illustrations.

9am – 5pm every day

Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 23 -
September 02, 2016
Page & Stage: Shakespeare at Northwestern
A Northwestern Libraries exhibit

Four centuries after the passing of the world’s most famous author, it’s tempting to put the man on a pedestal — sometimes quite literally. But William Shakespeare didn’t write from a lofty tower; his relatable themes, colorful characters, sharp satire and bawdy jokes have always marked him a man of the people.

Which is why connecting with Shakespeare today shouldn’t be difficult or uncommon. Join Northwestern Libraries as we revel in our many holdings that give students and faculty such different ways to discover, read and re-tell Shakespeare’s tales.

This exhibit features items from our Special Collections and University Archives, including facsimiles of rare books, designs from student productions, archives of theatre faculty like Frank Galati (the award-laden alumnus, actor, director and Northwestern professor), and even artifacts from the archive of Ireland’s Dublin Gate Theatre.

Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL
Exhibit Midwest
May 05 -
August 06, 2016
Erasmus and the New Testament
Erasmus’ contemporaries called him the best of teachers, the prince of humanists, the most learned of men. He earned his Doctorate in theology from the University of Turin and taught theology and Greek at Cambridge University. In his teaching and his books he declared the New Testament to be his book for a lifetime, “There is nothing that can so exactly represent, so vividly express, so completely show forth Christ as the writings of the evangelists and apostles.”

To know the New Testament “at the fountainhead” he compared Greek manuscripts against the Vulgate, a Latin translation accepted as divinely inspired, and found the Latin to be corrupted by inconsistencies, obscurities, interpolations, and errors. He collected and compared quotations from the New Testament in the writings of the earliest Church fathers and saw they, too, did not always agree. To advance the study of the scripture in its original language, in 1516 he published the first Greek New Testament to be printed, and with it, his own Latin translation.

What Erasmus did with the New Testament was daring. What his New Testament did to Europe was incendiary. Erasmus insisted on the priority of the Greek New Testament, and on rethinking the Latin. By daring to redo the Latin Bible inherited from antiquity, Erasmus was blamed for pride and heresy and for leading souls to damnation. His works were condemned by the Inquisition and burned in France and Spain. His French translator was burned at the stake.

Condemned by the Vatican, his New Testament was taken over by the Reformation. His edition was used for Martin Luther’s German translation and for William Tyndale’s English translation and from that, the King James Bible.

he RBML exhibition is curated by the former Director of the University of Illinois Press, Willis Goth Regier, and will feature the major works of Erasmus’ long career, including the two most important editions of his New Testament, those from 1516 and 1519. The exhibition shows his work on the New Testament and how it fits into his long and varied literary career. It begins with his secular works, leads into his editions of the New Testament, and concludes with his defenses of his work and reputation in the fractious years of the early Reformation.

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm

3rd floor (Room 346)
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL
Exhibit Midwest
May 06 -
August 21, 2016
Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction
Ever since Columbus first stepped foot on Cuban soil and called it the “loveliest land that human eyes have ever seen,” visitors have continued to describe and picture Cuba as a paradise. In the first half of the twentieth century, American marketers, mobsters, and developers and Cuban artists, performers, and graphic designers jointly shaped the island’s reputation as a dreamy tropical escape. Publicity campaigns and Hollywood films touted Cuba’s promises of indulgence—rum and cigars, rumba and mambo, and legalized drinking and gambling—all before travel restrictions curbed the two countries’ tourist trade.

Through photographs, posters, and promotional ephemera drawn primarily from a gift by Vicki Gold Levi, Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction revisits this past relationship that left lasting traces in both nations. From the Prohibition era of the 1920s through the postwar tourism boom of the 1950s, the exhibition traces how wealthy Americans and celebrities were lured to the exotic nightclubs, casinos, and cabarets of Cuba —creating a flood of tourism, a perception of glamor, and a craze for Latin music and dance in the U.S.

Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat 10am – 6pm
Wed Closed
Fri 10am – 9pm (free 6 – 9pm)
Sun noon – 6pm

Wolfsonian Members: FREE
Adults: $10
Seniors, students with ID, and children 6-12: $5
Children under 6: FREE
Students, faculty, & staff of the State University System of Florida: FREE

The Wolfsonian Florida International University
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
Exhibit South
May 11 -
August 14, 2016
Art in Focus: Relics of Old London
This exhibition offers a glimpse of the lost architecture of preindustrial London, as captured in a series of carbon photoprints commissioned between 1875 and 1886 by the short-lived Society for Photographing the Relics of Old London. Intended as a permanent pictorial archive of buildings under threat of demolition, the photographs document ramshackle coaching inns, disintegrating as the growing railway system eclipsed their vital role in Britain’s transportation networks; the Inns of Court, imposing Gothic sites of legal tradition; abandoned sites for early modern leisure and entertainment; gloomy medieval lanes, churches and shop fronts frequented by anonymous Londoners; soot-covered monuments and gateways; and the city’s last remaining wooden buildings, survivors of the Great Fire of 1666.

Relics of Old London explores both this antiquarian impulse to preserve remnants of the past in the face of rapid urban transformation and the role of photography in realizing new forms of public history and visual record. Focusing on the city’s built heritage rather than its shifting social fabric, the exhibition presents an idiosyncratic view of London’s history through its endangered architectural past.

Art in Focus is an annual initiative for members of the Center’s Student Guide Program, providing curatorial experience and an introduction to all aspects of exhibition practice. Student curators select objects for exhibition, write text panels and object labels, and make decisions about installation under the mentorship of Center curators and staff. In researching and presenting this exhibition, the students were being guided by Chitra Ramalingam, Research Associate and Lecturer in History; Linda Friedlaender, Senior Curator of Education; and Jaime Ursic, Assistant Curator of Education. The student curators are Rose Davis, BR ’18; Zoe Dobuler, TC ’17; Emily Feldstein, PC ’16 (Head of Art in Focus); Claire Goldsmith, ES ’18; Sergio Infante, CC ’18; Austin Johnson, PC ’16; Caroline Kanner, JE ’17; Anna Meixler, ES ’16; Nicholas Stewart, JE ’18; and Ari Zimmet, CC ’17.

Mon Closed
Tue 10am – 5pm
Wed 10am – 5pm
Thu 10am – 5pm
Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun noon – 5pm

Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
May 14 -
September 03, 2016
Geographies of Wonder
Geographies of Wonder, Part 1: Origin Stories of America’s National Parks, 1872-1933

The year 2016 marks the centennial of the National Park Service. To celebrate this anniversary, The Huntington presents two consecutive exhibitions (the second will open October 2016) exploring the origins and evolution of the national park idea through rare materials selected from The Huntington’s American history archives. To illuminate the dynamic interplay between American landscapes and national identity, each of the focused exhibitions explores national parks over time, their cultural influences, and their eventual incorporation into a system of public lands known as the nation’s “crown jewels.” Diaries, letters, and travel narratives written by explorers, politicians, and tourists join guidebooks, promotional literature, posters, photographs, and maps that helped promote tourism. The exhibitions, together featuring some 85 objects, spotlight many items rarely seen by the public, including stunning images of national park scenes by artists such as Ansel Adams, William Henry Jackson, and Thomas Moran.

The first of the two exhibitions highlights Americans’ early encounters with natural scenic wonders such as Niagara Falls and the Hudson River Valley, and follows the story through the creation of the first national parks, including Yellowstone and Yosemite. The second exhibition explores how public interest in the parks has grown from the era of the Great Depression to the dawn of the 21st century, even as the concept of how a national park should best serve the public has undergone significant changes.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
May 14 -
October 30, 2016
Beyond the Selfie: Portraits in the 21st century
In an age when anyone with a cell phone can make a self-portrait daily, even instantly, this show will consider a genre that has been important to artists through the ages. Featuring a selection of widely varied 21st-century self-portraits, this exhibition showcases works that are striking for their slowed down, careful, existential examination of the self.

Mon Closed
Tue & Wed 10am – 5pm
Thu & Fri 10am – 9pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 5pm

The museum is closed July 4th

Free admission

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN
Exhibit Midwest
May 17 -
November 22, 2016
Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary
The museum will mark Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday with the exhibition Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. Darling’s iconic images brought Cleary’s beloved characters Ramona, Beezus, Henry Huggins, Ellen Tibbets, and Ralph S. Mouse to life. As an illustrator at William Morrow and Company, Darling was assigned to Cleary’s first book, Henry Huggins, in 1950. Thus began their twenty-year association. Darling illustrated most of Cleary’s early books—twelve in total—before his untimely death. Though Cleary’s stories have since been re-illustrated, it was Darling’s vision–matched with Cleary’s words–that helped define these stories as modern classics. Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary will feature preliminary sketches, finished artwork, correspondence between author and illustrator, and period photographs.

Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm

The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
May 21 -
August 28, 2016
Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem
Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison are both recognized as major figures in American art and literature: Parks, a renowned photographer and filmmaker, was best known for his poignant and humanizing photo-essays for Life magazine. Ellison authored one of the most acclaimed—and debated—novels of the 20th century, Invisible Man (1952). What is less known about these two esteemed artists is that their friendship, coupled with a shared vision of racial injustices and a belief in the communicative power of photography, inspired collaboration on two projects, one in 1948 and another in 1952.

Capitalizing on the growing popularity of the picture press, Parks and Ellison first joined forces in 1948, on an essay titled “Harlem Is Nowhere,” for ’48: The Magazine of the Year, which focused on Harlem’s Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic as a means of highlighting the social and economic effects of racism and segregation. In 1952 they again worked together, producing “A Man Becomes Invisible” for Life magazine, which illustrated scenes from Ellison’s Invisible Man. Both projects aimed to make the black experience visible in postwar America, with Harlem as its nerve center. However, neither essay was published as originally conceived—the first was lost, while only a fragment of the second appeared in print.

This exhibition reunites for the first time the surviving photographs and texts intended for the two projects, including never-before-seen photographs by Parks from the collections of the Art Institute and the Gordon Parks Foundation and unpublished manuscripts by Ellison. Revealed in these frank depictions of Harlem is Ellison and Parks’s symbiotic insistence on making race a larger, universal issue, finding an alternative, productive means of representing African American life, and importantly, staking a claim for the black individual within—rather than separate from—the breadth of American culture.

Open daily 10:30–5:00
Thursday until 8:00

Free Thursday Evenings
General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm throughout the year, but a special exhibition admission of $15 applies for access to Van Gogh's Bedrooms, which runs February 14–May 10.

Gallery 188
Art Institute Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
May 28 -
November 13, 2016
Actual Size: The Triumph of Tiny Prints
Many great printmakers sometimes went small, eager to see what virtuoso feats of miniaturization they could wrest from their engraving tools. Mia Life Trustee John E. Andrus III had a particular passion for these small-scale marvels, and now selected works from his exceptional collection are being unveiled in the Jones Gallery. They are part of a generous gift of more than 230 works from John and Marion Andrus’s three daughters, Elizabeth, Julie, and Catherine.

This display focuses on prints from the 16th and 17th centuries. Most are no bigger than a credit card. Some, like Rembrandt’s Goldsmith, have an intimate, personal feel. Other prints began life as ornamental designs for dagger sheaths and watchcases. Subjects include Hercules, vanities, and tempted Eve, all exquisitely, minutely rendered. Also not to be missed are the German Kleinmeister, or Little Masters—followers of Albrecht Dürer who executed diminutive gems with uncommon charm, playfulness, and technical refinement, as exemplified by this Italianate nude. Come enter this world of tiny treasures, and little by little they will take your breath away.

Mon Closed
Tue & Wed 10am – 5pm
Thu & Fri 10am – 9pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 5pm

The museum is closed July 4th

Free admission

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN
Exhibit Midwest
June 10 -
October 02, 2016
Alison Saar In Print
Alison Saar’s compelling prints are inspired by the artist’s deep interest in history, identity, and cultures of the African diaspora. Saar works primarily in sculpture, often using found objects, and her vibrant prints—often created after her sculptures—incorporate related ideas and techniques. NMWA’s collection includes an array of Saar’s prints from throughout her career. This focus exhibition samples the museum’s holdings and also features related sculptures and prints from private collections.

Saar first observed printmaking and also learned about metaphysical and spiritual traditions through her mother, acclaimed collagist and assemblage artist Betye Saar. By assisting her father, Richard, a painter and art conservator, in his restoration work, Saar became intensely curious about visual art produced by a range of cultures. Her printed images are rich with allusions to spiritual beliefs. She often portrays people interacting with evocative objects such as snakes, frying pans, and knives. Saar also critiques cultural stereotypes, depicting figures that transform into brooms or consume cotton.

Experienced in numerous printmaking techniques, Saar favors the woodcut process, as her sculptures are often carved from wood. Her bold use of color infuses her subjects with a powerful energy. Against her prints’ spare backgrounds, the figures resemble freestanding sculptures, becoming potent distillations of Saar’s three-dimensional forms.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 10 -
September 11, 2016
Peter Max: 50 Years of Cosmic Dreaming
Peter Max: 50 Years of Cosmic Dreaming celebrates this 20th-century pop culture icon with 90 works spanning 50 years. Max’s use of bold colors and uplifting images has captured and inspired the imaginations of the public from the early 1960s through the present day. This survey exhibition details Max’s love of astronomy, sages, and the spiritual life, and presents his world-renowned portraits of cultural icons including the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, the Mona Lisa, and the Statue of Liberty.

With paintings on exhibition in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide, Max is a remarkably prolific and successful artist with ties to realism, pop art, fauvism, abstract expressionism, and more. His highly recognizable artwork has appeared everywhere from tiny postage stamps to a Boeing 777 jumbo jet and the 600-foot stage for the Woodstock Music Festival. Max has had the honor to serve as official artist for five Super Bowls, six Grammy Awards, World Cup USA, the World Series, the United Nations Earth Summit, and numerous other significant events. Throughout his long career, Peter Max has sought to capture themes of America at its finest, and to bridge the gap between fine art and the art of everyday Americans.

Mon – Thu 11am – 7pm
Fri 11am – 8pm
Sat. – Sun 11am – 5pm

$15/adults
$7.50/seniors/military/FL educators
Free/college students with ID
$5/students

Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL
Exhibit South
June 12 -
September 18, 2016
Dadaglobe Reconstructed
Dadaglobe Reconstructed reunites over 100 works created for Dadaglobe, Tristan Tzara’s planned but unrealized magnum opus, originally slated for publication in 1921. An ambitious anthology that aimed to document Dada’s international activities, Dadaglobe was not merely a vehicle for existing works, but served as a catalyst for the production of new ones. Tzara invited some 50 artists from 10 countries to submit artworks in four categories: photographic self-portraits, photographs of artworks, original drawings, and layouts for book pages. The exhibition brings together these photographs, drawings, photomontages, and collages, along with a selection of related archival material, to reconstruct this volume. Though never published, due to financial and organizational difficulties, Tzara’s project addresses concerns about art’s reproducibility that continue to be relevant today.

Sun - Thu 10:30am – 5:30pm
Fri 10:30am – 8pm
Sat 10:30am – 5:30pm

Member Early Hours: 9:30am – 10:30am daily

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 15 -
August 07, 2016
20 Years of Horse & Buggy Press (and Friends)
The exhibition is a multi-media, mid-career retrospective celebrating the award-winning, book production, graphic design, and letterpress studio which got its start in Boylan Heights at Antfarm in 1996, and has been working out of downtown Durham since 2003. The exhibition, which opened at Cassilhaus on the banks of New Hope Creek in Orange County in May, focuses on the fine press book collaborations between Horse & Buggy Press and a diverse range of writers, photographers, visual artists, and historians.

Eighteen fine press book editions are presented with varying amounts of hand-printing on the letterpress, hand-sewn bindings, and other special touches; all of which turn the books into true cultural artifacts and provide a strong stage from which the content can shine. These books often win awards for their content (IPPY Independent Publisher Awards), and for their design (including AIGA’s Best 50 Books/50 Covers Competition), and they are housed in dozens of special collection libraries across the world. The exhibition includes titles long out of print, such as the 1997 fable-esque It Had Wings, written and illustrated by Allan Gurganus, and which features handmade, hand-dyed paper covers. It also includes hot-off-the-press projects from 2016, including Sons & Father: Engravings by John McWilliams and Journey: Photomontage by Catharine Carter. The exhibition also presents a selection of books designed for other publishers in addition to catalogues for museums and galleries and projects for independent businesses, arts organizations and other clients.

Wed – Fri 11am – 6:30pm
Sat & Sun 12pm – 5pm
Mon By Appointment
Tue Closed
Open late for First Friday until 10pm

$5 admission
Free on First Fridays & CAM Members, children under 10, members of NARM & Mod/CO, active US Military & their familes, area college students & NC State College of Design students, staff & faculty.

Contemporary Art Museum
409 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, NC
Exhibit South
June 17, 2016 -
June 04, 2017
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

Free admission

1st Floor
National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 17 -
September 11, 2016
City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics
Rome exists not only as an intensely physical place, but also as a romantic idea onto which artists, poets, and writers project their own imaginations and longings. City of the Soul examines the evolving image of Rome in art and literature with a display of books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and drawings.

This groundbreaking exhibition considers the ever-evolving identities of Rome during a pivotal period in the city’s history, 1770–1870, when it was transformed from a papal state to the capital of a unified, modern nation. Venerable monuments were demolished to make way for government ministries and arteries of commerce. Building projects and improvements in archaeological techniques revealed long forgotten remnants of the ancient metropolis. A tourist’s itinerary could include magnificent ruins, ecclesiastical edifices, scenic vistas, picturesque locales, fountains, gardens, and side trips to the surrounding countryside.

The exhibition juxtaposes a century of artistic impressions of Rome through a superb selection of prints and drawings by recognized masters such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), and Edward Lear (1812–1888) along with lesser known artists whose work deserves greater attention.

The invention of photography also influenced the image of the city. Photographers consciously played on the compositions of Piranesi and earlier masters of the veduta tradition, while at the same time exploiting the expressive potential of this new medium. As the meditative, measured pace of the Grand Tour gave way to the demands of organized tourism, they supplied their new clientele with nostalgia as well as novelty in their views of the Eternal City.

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
June 19 -
October 23, 2016
Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting much of the original art from this beloved book. While significant emphasis will center on Make Way for Ducklings, the exhibition considers McCloskey’s entire career ranging from his early publications Lentil (1940), Homer Price (1943), and Centerburg Tales (1951), which recall the artist’s youth in rural Ohio, to the family-based stories set in his adopted home state of Maine, such as Blueberries for Sal (1948) and Time of Wonder (1957). A selection of independent work—watercolors and paintings that connect McCloskey to such prominent American painters as Thomas Hart Benton and Edward Hopper—will also be showcased. The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a major force in twentieth-century picture book art. Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey will feature over 90 original artworks, ephemera, and rare preliminary book materials.

Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm

The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
June 20 -
September 16, 2016
In the Library: Growth and Development of the Salon Livret
Marking the publication of Documenting the Salon: Paris Salon Catalogs, 1673–1945, we present here over sixty examples of literature related to the Paris Salon drawn from nearly 250 years of exhibitions, controversies, and political upheavals. Our installation not only includes publications that trace the rise and fall of the Paris Salon—an institution in the French art world—but also links them to works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art.

The Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture was founded in 1648, and a plan for regular exhibitions of its members’ work was established in the academy’s statutes of 1663. The first exhibition was in 1664 and 1665, with others following (sporadically) in 1673, 1699, 1704, and 1725. The Salon livret (“little book” or catalog) was first published for the Salon of 1673. The livret began as a pamphlet issued in decorative paper wrappers, a simple guide providing basic information, such as artists and titles, about the works on display. Early titles varied from one show to the next, as did the selection and organization of the information. The Salon became an annual event in 1737 and the livret title became standardized, at least until the Revolution. However, changes in the Salon’s administration and exhibitions continued throughout its history and were usually reflected in the livrets.

The methods of documenting the Salon changed over time. In the eighteenth century, the livrets grew larger as the number of entries increased and supplementary material was added. From its beginning as a simple printed checklist, the livret later ran to hundreds of pages, with information about the juries, the artists, and the rules of the organization itself eventually added. In the nineteenth century, illustration of works from the Salon was introduced and changed dramatically. New printing technologies, from lithography to photography, allowed for increasing numbers of reproductions and increasingly faithful representations of the original works. At first printed in separate publications, illustrations eventually made their way into the official livrets as well.

Developments beyond the academy can also be seen in the growing amount of literature surrounding Salon exhibitions. Art criticism, a new type of writing in the eighteenth century, evolved alongside the official exhibition livrets. Later, the political upheavals of and following the French Revolution affected the administration of the Salon, and these changes can be read in the livret as well. In addition, controversies surrounding the exhibitions, from the dissatisfaction of member artists to political machinations within the organization, persisted throughout the nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century, there were not only masses of commentary about and documentation on the official Salon, but also several rival exhibitions, each with its own catalog—a trend that would continue as the influence and importance of the Salon declined.

East Building Study Center
National Gallery of Art
National Mall (between 3rd & 9th Streets)
6th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 24 -
October 03, 2016
Circus Celebrities: Portraiture in the American Circus Poster
Celebrities today rely on the wide distribution of their images to build audiences and enthusiasm. It was not so very different one hundred years ago for the center ring stars of the American circus. During the heyday of printed circus advertising, one of the most difficult measures of fame for performers to achieve was to merit their own “paper,” especially impressive were those select few performers whose portraits were included alongside images of their fantastic accomplishments. Posters helped potential audiences form opinions about the quality and excitement of the show that was coming to their town. Today these same posters offer modern eyes a glimpse of the extraordinary art of commercial lithography while also enticing us with the images of the men and women who entertained the masses in the early twentieth century.

10am - 5pm
Thu until 8pm

Exhibition free with museum admission

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL
Exhibit South
June 25 -
September 18, 2016
Waste Not: Art of Medieval Recycling
With ancient gems, written pages, scraps of metalwork, and used ivories, medieval artists were skilled at reusing older materials. Recycled Art of the Middle Ages explores discoveries within the Walters collection that reveal the varieties of reuse and the techniques used to transform the old into the new.

10am - 5pm

The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 26 -
September 18, 2016
EDWARD KOREN: THE CAPRICIOUS LINE
This exhibition celebrates the career of Edward Koren (born 1935)–renowned cartoonist, graphic satirist, and long-standing contributor to The New Yorker. Through approximately 50 original pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil cartoons–on tour for the first time–Koren deftly articulates the neuroses of contemporary society with his distinctive drawing style, relatable characters, and wry criticism. The Capricious Line not only highlights the accomplishments of this master cartoonist but also asserts his status as an artist. These innovative illustrations demonstrate the psychological, philosophical, and comical talents of Koren’s pen. The exhibition complements the Museum’s extensive holdings of American illustration from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, on view in the permanent collection galleries.

Wed 10am – 4pm
Thu 10am – 8pm
Fri – Sun 10am – 4pm
Mon & Tue Closed

Museum Members: Free
Family (up to 2 adults & 4 children): $25
Adults: $12
Seniors (60+): $10
Students (w/valid ID): $6
Youth (ages 7 – 18): $6
Children 6 and under: Free

Free Thursday Evenings & Sundays: Admission is free Thursdays from 4pm – 8pm & Sundays 10am – 4pm.

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 29 -
October 16, 2016
Printing a Child's World
This installation features more than two dozen printed works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that are either for or about children and were created by artists such as Randolph Caldecott (for whom the annual award for best children's illustration is named), George Bellows, Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast, and others. Because of their sensitivity to light, these works—primarily children's books, illustrations, and prints—are rarely displayed. In addition to works from The Met collection, there are a dozen loans from a private collection and the New-York Historical Society.

Among the highlights of the installation are nine original watercolors by Caldecott (1887) for the children's book The House That Jack Built; the familiar illustration of Santa Claus by Nast from A Visit from Saint Nicholas (1872); and one of Homer's earliest illustrations, which was made for Eventful History of Three Blind Mice (1858).

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

* Galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.

Exhibitions are free with Museum admission

Gallery 773
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 01 -
October 30, 2016
Future Retro: The Great Age of American Automobiles
Postwar America’s optimism found one of its signal expressions in automotive design and illustration, a story of American artistic ascendance that parallels New York’s eclipse of Paris as the world’s artistic center. Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Redwood Library presents Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of American Automobiles. This exhibition, installed in the Van Alen Gallery, traces this rich graphic history with a selection of 53 drawings from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection, now part of the holdings of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The exhibition surveys automotive art from the 1950s to the 1970s, providing a view onto what is now understood to be the ‘Great Age’ of American know-how in car design and excellence in automotive art. At the nexus of engineering, design, art and advertising, the show also offers intriguing perspectives on the technological advances and cultural shifts of the postwar era and their impact on car design, as well as on conventions of automotive advertising in relation to consumer trends. For many postwar Americans, prosperity was imagined in terms of technological progress that often conflated flight with cars, yielding drawings that emphasize large fins and other aerodynamic elements in the service of a consumer desire for the ‘futuristic.’

"The bulk of these drawings tended to be discarded as non-art—as the functional byproduct of the car design process,” explains Benedict Leca, Redwood Executive Director and coordinating curator. “Yet as this exhibition makes clear, these are marvelously rendered works every bit as loaded with cultural meaning and aesthetic value as more traditional ‘high art’ drawings. They thus demand—among other things—that we revisit the age-old division between art and design and between elite cultural products and mass consumption.”

Featuring a broad range of depictions, from concept car projects to production car illustrations, from sketches of exterior ornaments to interior styling proposals, the selected drawings touch on the various themes car companies and their artists used to excite the imagination of the American public. Emblematic of the muscle car era, a Cadillac Eldorado Proposal combines the sinister muscularity befitting high performance with sleek, fashionable contours and silvery tones. An adjacent theme was romance, if not outright seduction: a sketch of an interior, GM Buick Interior Proposal, Electra, with Girl, recreates a vignette of the permissive 1970s, where a seductively attired woman addresses the viewer in an auto interior wildly patterned in acidic yellows and greens. The exhibition also features advertising art conceived as part of branding campaigns: a maquette of an advertising poster for a 1951 Cadillac, for example, features a meticulous depiction of a Coupe de Ville, in a design that incorporates the brand’s emblem alongside calligraphic lettering to re-inscribe the car’s classic lines and refined luxury.

Originally conceived by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Redwood Library’s iteration of Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of American Automobiles draws from the MFA collection, with the selection made by David de Muzio, Executive Director of the Audrain Automobile Museum, and Benedict Leca, Executive Director the Redwood Library and curator of the Library’s presentation. Accompanying the exhibition is a fully illustrated catalog published by MFA Publications with essays by collector Frederic A. Sharf and additional text by Richard Arbib.

The exhibition is mounted in tandem with Newport’s Audrain Automobile Museum, which will concurrently present Classic & Fantastic: Automobiles 1945 - 1965 from July 1 to October 16, 2016, featuring corresponding production cars in addition to concept cars, including a Batmobile. Visitors are encouraged to attend both exhibitions.

Mon 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tue 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wed 9:30am - 8:00pm
Thu 9:30am - 5:30pm
Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Redwood Library & Athenæum
50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI
Exhibit New England
July 12 -
December 31, 2016
Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel
Alexander Hamilton, an orphaned immigrant from the Caribbean, acted as George Washington’s top aide in the American Revolution, created the American financial system, and waged ideological battles against Thomas Jefferson in the earliest days of American political parties. His vision, ambition, and voluminous writings inspired his admirers, enflamed his opponents, and continue to captivate contemporary audiences. In this exhibition, The New York Public Library presents a selection of its holdings to illuminate the many facets of Alexander Hamilton—a striver, statesman, and scoundrel.

Closed on Sundays in July and August starting Sunday, July 3. We will resume Sunday hours on September 11, 2016

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 13 -
September 24, 2016
SHEHERZADE’S GIFT: SUBVERSIVE NARRATIVES
One of the most enduring and influential books in global popular culture is A Thousand and One Nights. Understood as an amalgamation of fables originating from West and South Asia, its main protagonist is the fictional Queen Sheherzade, whose stories are told to countless young girls from North Africa to South East Asia.

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

Free admission

Main Gallery
The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 13 -
September 24, 2016
FEATURED ARTIST PROJECT
As the annual artist members’ exhibition, including invited artists, this exhibition presents artists’ books and related works that employ one or more of the senses: hearing, smell, sight, taste, and touch. Alternatively, some works conjure a conceptual idea using one (or more) of the senses, or poetically evoke the senses.

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

Free admission

Main Gallery
The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 13 -
September 24, 2016
MAKING SENSE OF THE SENSES
FEATURED ARTIST PROJECT

As the annual artist members’ exhibition, including invited artists, this exhibition presents artists’ books and related works that employ one or more of the senses: hearing, smell, sight, taste, and touch. Alternatively, some works conjure a conceptual idea using one (or more) of the senses, or poetically evoke the senses.

Artists included: Aravind Adyanthaya, Ioulia Akhmadeeva, Rosaire Appel, Anita Gangi Balkun, Wardah Naeem Bukhari, Sophie Calle, Josely Carvalho, Julie Chen, Donald Daedalus, Aurora De Armendi, Sue Donym and Marie Guise, Ximena Perez Grobet, Antonio Guerra, Angela Lorenz, Jule Claudia Mahn, Sean Meehan, Susan Martin Maffei, Shervone Neckles, John Risseeuw, Paolo Salvagione, Scripps College Press, Zoë Sheehan-Saldaña, Ellen Sheffield, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Irwin Susskind, Barbara Tetenbaum, George A. Walker, Thomas Parker Williams, Tammy Wofsey, and Dasha Ziborova.

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

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 15 -
December 31, 2016
Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales

Fairy tales of wonder and magic abound in cultures throughout history and around the world. These stories weave identifiable elements, including special tests, objects, heroes and heroines, terrifying places, and magical creatures that are rich with symbolism and meaning to be used for unique social lessons for children of any age. This multi-disciplinary exhibit will highlight the Museum’s collection together with contemporary art to illustrate how fairy and folk tales are archetypal stories that allow for ongoing inspiration and interpretation in popular culture.

(February - December)
Mon, Thurs, & Fri, Noon to 4 pm
Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, Noon to 5 pm

Closed January for routine maintenance

Adults $7
Seniors & Students $5
Children ages 6 to 12 $3
Children under 5 and Members admitted free of charge

Maslow Galleries
Everhart Museum
1901 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 20, 2016 -
July 31, 2017
Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie
In the spring of 1958 a young photographer named David Attie was led through the streets of Brooklyn Heights and to the Brooklyn waterfront by an unexpected guide—33-year-old Truman Capote. The images Attie took that day were to illustrate Capote’s essay for Holiday magazine about his life in Brooklyn. Decades later, these largely unseen photographs are being exhibited for the first time.

Wed - Sun 12pm - 5pm

Suggested Admission
BHS Member: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors 62 and over: $6
Teachers: $6
Students (with I.D.): Free
Children under 12: Free

The Museum and Library are closed Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, and Independence Day.

Please note: the Othmer Library will be CLOSED to the public Monday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 31. We will reopen on Thursday, September 1.

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 20 -
September 25, 2016
The Keeper
This exhibition encompasses a multi-floor presentation dedicated to the act of preserving objects, artworks, and images.

“The Keeper” is an exhibition dedicated to the act of preserving objects, artworks, and images, and to the passions that inspire this undertaking. A reflection on the impulse to save both the most precious and the apparently valueless, it brings together a variety of imaginary museums, personal collections, and unusual assemblages, revealing the devotion with which artists, collectors, scholars, and hoarders have created sanctuaries for endangered images and artifacts. In surveying varied techniques of display, the exhibition also reflects on the function and responsibility of museums within multiple economies of desire.

The centerpiece of this exhibition is Partners (The Teddy Bear Project) (2002), a vast display conceived by Ydessa Hendeles. Composed of over 3,000 family-album photographs of people posing with teddy bears, and vitrines containing antique teddy bears, Hendeles’s project establishes the teddy bear as a metaphor for the consolatory power of artworks and images and underscores the symbiotic relationship that ties people to their objects of affection.

Through a series of studies and portraits that spans the twentieth century, “The Keeper” tells the stories of various individuals through the objects they chose to safeguard, exposing the diverse motivations that inspired them to endow both great and mundane things with exceptional significance. As responses to loss, chronicles of experience, subjective quests, and archives for the future, the unusual collections and personal museums that are presented range from staggeringly maximalist efforts to modest struggles charged with urgency.

Some, such as Roger Caillois’s collection of rare stones or Harry Smith’s string figures, pursue a universal syntax. Other collections were not so much kept as withheld, such as Hilma af Klint’s suite of abstract paintings, which she kept hidden for decades after her death, venturing that her work would be better appreciated beyond her own time. Shinro Ohtake’s feverishly collaged scrapbooks burst with found materials as free associations of images and everyday ephemera. In a ceremonious personal custom, Ye Jinglu had a studio portrait taken every year for decades. These photos, preserved by Tong Bingxue, represent collecting as a mode of auto-ethnography that inadvertently also traces social and political changes over time.

As a visual anthology of cut and pasted images, Henrik Olesen’s Some Gay-Lesbian Artists and/or Artists relevant to Homo-Social Culture Born between c. 1300–1870 (2007) mounts a provocative counter-narrative to the art historical canon by highlighting artists’ censored biographies as well as homoerotic depictions dating from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries. In a similar attempt to preserve histories that would otherwise be erased, Susan Hiller’s video The Last Silent Movie (2007–08) looks at sound, gathering the voices of speakers of twenty-five dying or lost languages to offer a meditation on the conditions that have led to their extinction. A selection of ancient artifacts from the National Museum of Beirut, melted together by shell fire during the Lebanese Civil War, speaks to the preservation of objects whose profound transformations make them even more powerful representatives of the past.

Through this collection and others, the exhibition also emphasizes images and objects that testify to historical trauma or dramatic events, representing the act of preserving as a resolution to bear witness and to remember. Clandestine efforts to save or protect, often taken at great risk, attest to an indefatigable faith in the power of images to heal and comfort, and a desire to honor what survives in spite of the effects of violence or time.

As the specter of iconoclasm continues to resurface in current events, “The Keeper” presents the complex lives of images and objects that have escaped a tragic end alongside the existential adventures of individuals driven by unreasonable acts of iconophilia.

Wed 11am – 6pm
Thu 11am – 9pm
Fri – Sun 11am – 6pm
Mon & Tue CLOSED

$16 General
$14 Seniors
$10 Students
Free Members
Free 15–18
Free 14 & under (accompanied by an adult)

Thu Evenings
7pm – 9pm: Pay-What-You-Wish
Suggested Minimum: $2

New Museum Of Contemporary Art
235 Bowery
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 23 -
November 27, 2016
Picasso and his Printers
Picasso’s prodigious output of prints, spanning all seven decades of his career, is characterized by constant experimentation and technical ingenuity. Different printmaking techniques fueled his creative energy, as each method presented distinct means and possibilities for expression.

The stimulus and support Picasso received from his master printers were critical to his exploration of graphic art. His first decades of drypoints and etchings tend toward more conventional applications of technique—but in the mid-1930s, the artist adopted a radically new and bold approach when he began his close association with the printer Roger Lacourière. Similarly, in his later collaborations with the printers Fernand Mourlot in lithography and Hidalgo Arnéra in linocut, Picasso pressed the boundaries of what could be realized in each medium.

Through his cooperative work with printers, Picasso sustained his lifelong commitment to innovating techniques, often through unorthodox methods. Largely drawn from LACMA’s collection, Picasso and His Printers celebrates the great achievements of these vital collaborations.

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

$15 Adults
$10 Seniors (65+) & Students with valid ID
Free Children (17 & under)
Free Members

Ahmanson Building, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
July 27 -
October 23, 2016
SOJOURNER TRUTH, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE FIGHT AGAINST SLAVERY
Runaway slave Sojourner Truth gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator. This exhibition showcases the photographic carte de visite portraits of Truth that she sold at lectures and by mail as a way of making a living. Cartes de visite, similar in format to calling cards, were a new mode of mass communication in the 1850s that quickly became relatively inexpensive collectibles. Truth could not read or write, but she had her statements repeatedly published in the press, enthusiastically embraced new technologies such as photography, and went to court three times to claim her legal rights. Uniquely among portrait sitters, she had her photographic carte de visites copyrighted in her own name and added the caption “I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth,” foregrounding her self-selected proper name, her agency, and her possession of self.

In her most famous captioned photographs, Truth looks out at us with a confident and level gaze. Seated in the photographer’s studio next to a table, she holds knitting in her hands, its thread winding its way across her lap. Scholars have long seen the knitting as a sign of Truth’s aspiration to middle class gentility, but she saw knitting as sign of industry and a useful skill to be taught to the recently emancipated field slaves living in the Freedmen’s Village of Washington D.C. where she worked tirelessly from 1864-1867.

This exhibition reconstructs the flood of paper—federal banknotes, photographs, letters, autographs, stamps, prints, and newspapers—that created political communities across the immense distances of the nation during the Civil War. Like the federal government that resorted to the printing of paper currency to finance the war against slavery, Truth was improvising new ways of turning paper into value in order to finance her activism as an abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.

Since the US Treasury announced the decision finally to put a woman on the ten-dollar bill last year, Sojourner Truth has rightly been considered a candidate, but Truth did not await such a decision. One hundred and fifty years ago, she independently authored her own currency.

Wed, Thu, & Sun 11am - 7pm
Fri & Sat 11am - 9pm

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA
Exhibit West
July 28 -
September 09, 2016
ED RUSCHA: Prints and Photographs
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present “Ed Ruscha Prints and Photographs,” a survey of Ruscha's prints over forty years, together with rarely seen photographs produced since 1959. It is organized by Gagosian director Bob Monk and follows earlier iterations at Gagosian New York and Paris during the last two years. The exhibition will be presented in conjunction with “Ed Ruscha Books & Co.”

Ranging freely across materials both traditional and unconventional, Ruscha's printmaking is a fluid forum for his spirited investigation of what a limited-edition artwork can be. Attracted to the reproducibility and happy accidents specific to the medium, Ruscha began making lithographic editions in the early sixties, infusing the Pop and Conceptual sensibilities of the time with vernacular wit and melancholy. His exquisitely refined prints engage a breadth of formal themes, from text and typography to still life and quotidian architecture, played out in a spirit of rigorous yet restless experimentation.

Mon – Fri 10am - 6pm

Gagosian Gallery
456 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
Exhibit West
July 29, 2016 -
January 15, 2017
Picturing English Pastimes: British Sporting Prints
The exhibition Picturing English Pastimes: British Sporting Prints at the NSLM features a selection of late 18th and 19th century prints from the NSLM permanent collection. Curated by John H. Daniels Fellow Jennifer Strotz, the exhibition focuses on the British print market and includes examples by some of the most popular publishers and well-known sporting artists of the era. The installation includes equestrian subjects, such as horse racing, hunting, and coaching, and highlights different types of printmaking techniques.

Wed - Sun 10am - 5pm

National Sporting Library & Museum
102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA
Exhibit South
July 30 -
October 16, 2016
20/20 Vision:
The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates its first 20 years by looking ahead. "20/20 Vision" introduces 20 emerging book artists from around the country, representing a diverse generation that will help define, and redefine, the artist's book in decades to come.

Mon - Sun 10am - 5:30pm

Opening Reception:
July 30, 2016 6pm - 8pm

San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
July 30 -
December 30, 2016
COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts
This exhibition celebrates the Fitzwilliam’s 2016 bicentenary with a stunning display of 150 illuminated manuscripts from its rich collections. They range from the prayerbooks of European royalty and merchants to local treasures like the Macclesfield Psalter, from an alchemical scroll and a duchess’ wedding gift to the ABC of a five-year old princess.

Manuscripts were at the heart of Viscount Fitzwilliam’s collection with which the Museum was established in 1816. Many of them are displayed here for the first time. They can only be seen at the Museum due to a clause in Fitzwilliam’s bequest which prevents them from leaving the building and reveals the anxieties of the Founder who had assembled his treasures in the aftermath of the French Revolution.

The hundreds of images sheltered in volumes that were cherished in princely and religious libraries for centuries constitute the largest and best preserved repositories of medieval and Renaissance painting. With most panel and wall paintings destroyed by war, greed, puritanical zeal or time, illuminated manuscripts are the richest resources for the study of European painting between the sixth and the sixteenth century - the main focus of this exhibition. Highlights of Byzantine, Armenian, Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts are also included. Travel from eighth-century Northumbria to seventeenth-century Nepal via Oxford, Paris, Bruges, Cologne, Florence, Venice, Constantinople, Jerusalem and Kashmir.

Discover the secrets of original masterpieces and modern forgeries. Find out what cutting-edge technologies reveal about their painting materials, and the images’ meaning and value to their owners.

COLOUR showcases advanced research undertaken by the Fitzwilliam’s curators, scientists and conservators involved in the Cambridge Illuminations and MINIARE projects. It celebrates modern-day discoveries inspired by collections assembled over 200 years.

Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun & Bank Holidays 12pm - 5pm
Mon CLOSED

Free admission

Galleries 12 & 13
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
August 04 -
December 18, 2016
FROM TEASPOONS TO TITANIC: RECENT ACQUISITIONS
Since its founding in 1923, the Museum of the City of New York has celebrated and interpreted the city and educated the public about New York’s heritage and distinctive character. From Teaspoons to Titanic: Recent Acquisitions showcases a selection of new additions the museum’s collection, including a deck chair from RMS Titanic, souvenir spoons depicting New York scenes, works by several notable photographers, and Richard Haas’s preparatory paintings for New York street murals—all of which speak to the life of the city.

Admission to the Museum of the City of New York includes all exhibitions currently on view.

The Museum is open daily 10am - 6 pm

Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 05 -
October 31, 2016
RICHARD LE GALLIENNE: Liverpool’s Wild(e) Poet
Liverpool Central Library commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth in Liverpool of Richard Le Gallienne (1866–1947)—poet, critic, and novelist—with an exhibition in its Hornby Library. On display are over 50 rare or unique items, many highlighting his lifelong connections to Oscar Wilde (1854–1900). Original photographs, drawings, manuscripts, unpublished letters, Victorian periodicals, and first editions tell the story of Le Gallienne’s successful literary career, which took him from Liverpool to London, the US, and France. Drawn from public and private collections and local institutions (including family papers in the Liverpool Record Office of Liverpool Central Library), these materials show his importance to the Aesthetic and Decadent movements, his involvement with the Yellow Book, his intimate ties to late-Victorian feminists known as “New Women,” and his links to artists such as Max Beerbohm and Walter Sickert.

Most of all, this exhibition illuminates the role that Oscar Wilde played as his idol, mentor, and friend—a relationship that began when 17-year-old Dick Gallienne, clerk in a Liverpool office, heard Wilde lecture in 1883 at the Claughton Music Hall in Birkenhead. Inspired by Wilde’s personal style and ideas about art, he renamed himself “Richard Le Gallienne,” wore long hair and artistic clothes, and dedicated himself to becoming an equally flamboyant figure and unconventional writer, devoted to Beauty in all its forms.

Free admission

Programming in conjunction with the exhibition:

“Late-Victorian Literary Liverpool: A Symposium”
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Liverpool Central Library will bring together scholars and collectors from the UK and the US for a one-day symposium about Liverpool as a literary and cultural center at the end of the 19th century. This event is free and open to the public.

Liverpool Central Library
William Brown Street
Liverpool, http://liverpool.gov.uk/libraries/find-a-library/central-library/, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
August 06 -
November 06, 2016
Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity
Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity will take a close look at these two celebrated authors’ literary afterlives—and find some surprising parallels. For both, adaptations and parodies in different eras helped popularize their work and make it more approachable (think Shakespeare Undead and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Milestone events also increased their fame: for Shakespeare, the much-heralded 1769 Shakespeare Jubilee, and for Austen, a burst of 1990s films and a watershed BBC production. From portraits to porcelain collectibles, branded merchandise, and gravestone rubbings, these two authors have traced intriguingly similar arcs in their posthumous fame. Explore their stories and the nature of celebrity in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death and the 199th anniversary of Austen’s in 2016.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun noon – 5pm

Free admission

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 08 -
December 16, 2016
Inscribed Illuminations & Inspirations: Manuscripts at Bridwell Library
Surveying the wide range of manuscripts in Bridwell Library Special Collections representing the Christian, Judaic, and Islamic traditions, this exhibition includes items produced between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries in numerous locations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The array of texts, languages, letterforms, illuminations, and illustrations provides evidence of both known and unrecorded scribes, artists, readers, and owners as well as insights into the cultural, historical, bibliographical, and aesthetic contexts in which these manuscripts were created.

These works both complement and supplement printed holdings in significant collecting areas for Bridwell Library including scripture and worship, devotion, theology and church history, and religious instruction and study. Focusing on these genres, Bridwell Library continues to build a diverse and instructive collection of manuscripts, many of which demonstrate how handwritten books and documents remained essential facets of religious and intellectual life following the introduction of printing in Europe in the mid-fifteenth century.

The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries
Bridwell Library
Southern Methodist University
6005 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
August 15, 2016 -
January 01, 2017
Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World
Balancing journalistic, commercial, and artistic work over a career spanning seven decades, Elliott Erwitt has created some of the most celebrated photographs of the past century. Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World will present more than 200 of these remarkable images, including rarely exhibited examples of his early work in California, his intimate family portraits in New York, his major magazine assignments, and his work as a filmmaker, as well as his ongoing personal investigations of public spaces and their transitory inhabitants around the world. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog edited by Jessica S. McDonald and published by Aperture.

Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri 10am – 5pm
Thu 10am – 7pm
Sat & Sun Noon – 5pm

Admission is free. Your donation supports the Ransom Center's exhibitions and public programs.

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street
Austin, TX
Exhibit Southwest
August 15 -
December 09, 2016
Engraved Throughout
This exhibition explores religious works printed entirely with copperplates: the volumes were engraved throughout. These pages could be presented side-by-side, as in prayer books and guides to the mass. Alternatively each plate would be viewed individually, often as one print in a series. Such suites of plates proved conducive for illustrating narrative accounts including biblical episodes and the biographies of religious figures. Created with various intentions, the exhibited volumes published in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries provided an appealing and engaging format for instruction, documentation, worship, and devotion.

Entry Hall
Bridwell Library Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University
6005 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest