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

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

Free admission

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

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

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

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
September 16, 2016 -
September 11, 2017
Artists' Books and Africa
African artists are experimenting with the genre of artists’ books, while international artists are exploring African themes in theirs. Artists’ Books and Africa is the first exhibition to focus on African artists books from the Smithsonian Libraries’ Warren M. Robbins Library and the National Museum of African Art.

10am – 5:30pm

Free admission

Sublevel 3 (off the Ripley Center Concourse)
African Art Museum
950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 01, 2017 -
January 01, 2018
BRONTË 200 - MANSIONS IN THE SKY
Who was Branwell Brontë? This new exhibition, curated by poet Simon Armitage, invites us inside the mind and world of the notorious Brontë brother in a search for answers to this question. Inspired by an early poem sent to William Wordsworth by the optimistic and precocious twenty-year old, Armitage explores Branwell’s colourful personal history through his writings, drawings and possessions, displayed at the Parsonage alongside newly created installations.

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

10am - 5pm

Exhibition free with admission to the Museum.

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

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

10am - 5pm

Exhibition free with admission to the Museum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Walk in Jane Austen's Footsteps

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


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

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

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

*Valid ID/Proof of entitlement required.
VISIT US

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

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

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

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

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

Jane Austen's House Museum
Winchester Road
Chawton, Alton
Hampshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
April 07 -
October 08, 2017
Jim Steg: New Work
Jim Steg was the most influential printmaker to be based in New Orleans. A longtime beloved professor of art at Newcomb College, this exhibition reveals Steg as both an innovator in the field of printmaking, and an artist at the forefront of several major twentieth-century movements. It also details his fascinating and multifaceted career, which included time as a soldier responsible for deceiving the armies of the Third Reich by staging troop movements with inflatable tanks, appearances at the Carnegie International exhibition of contemporary art in the late 1940s, and his role in inspiring many now renowned artists as a teacher in New Orleans. Jim Steg: New Work, includes etchings, woodcuts, drawings of refugees made during World War II, photo-resist etchings, Xerox toner works, and many others that have never before been on public display. The exhibition also celebrates the acquisition of several new pieces and expands upon Steg’s last monographic show, which NOMA also presented nearly forty years ago.

Tue – Thu 10am - 6pm
Fri 10am - 9pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 5pm
Mon Closed

New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park
New Orleans, LA
Exhibit South
April 08 -
September 01, 2017
Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives
Since the beginning of printing, readers have thrilled to true crime tales of highwaymen and murderers and the last words of executed criminals. These narratives provided a mix of lurid details, moral uplift, and reassurance of the workings of justice. While true crime attracted readers through the centuries, fictional crime stories came into their own with the advent of the modern detective novel in the 19th century. Edgar Allan Poe’s “Murders in the Rue Morgue” launched a new genre that blossomed through the century in works ranging from Charles Dickens’s Mystery of Edwin Drood to Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and even Bram Stokers’ Dracula.

This exhibition chases both criminal and detective characters across a wide historical landscape and offers the chance to test visitors’ own sleuthing skills. Objects on display include the earliest account of an American multiple murderer, the manuscript of “The Adventure of the Empty House” by Arthur Conan Doyle, and Ellery Queen’s thoughts on collecting detective fiction.

Hours

Mon Closed
Tue Noon — 5pm
Wed & Thu Noon — 8pm
Fri Noon — 5pm
Sat & Sun Noon — 6pm
*Closed on National Holidays

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

The Rosenbach
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 22 -
September 06, 2017
Witness: Reality and Imagination in the Prints of Francisco Goya
Visions of Spanish life from one of the greatest graphic artists of all time

Francisco Goya witnessed decades of political turmoil and social upheaval as court painter to four successive rulers of Spain. Among his greatest achievements were four series of etchings that chronicle the transformation of Spanish society and his own personal visions: Los Caprichos (The Caprices), Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War), La Tauromaquia (Bullfighting), and Los Disparates (The Follies). Near the end of his life, Goya also produced a set of four grand lithographs known as the Bulls of Bordeaux. This exhibition highlights prints from each series, exploring the imagery and techniques that make Goya one of the greatest graphic artists of all time.

From the chaos of war to the spectacle of the bullfight, the prints in the exhibition show Goya’s remarkable ability to move between documentary realism and expressive invention. Unlike his commissioned paintings, his graphic works allowed him the freedom to explore provocative subjects such as prostitution, witchcraft, and political corruption. This exhibition also highlights how Goya pushed the limits of printmaking to heighten the expressive effect of his subjects.

Tue – Sun 10am – 5pm
Wed & Fri open until 8:45pm
Closed Monday

Korman Galleries 121–123
first floor, main building
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
May 03 -
September 03, 2017
Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College
North America’s First Public Drawing Collection Surveyed at Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

This is the first-ever survey exhibition of the Museum’s extensive collection of drawings, widely considered the oldest public collection of works on paper on the continent, illuminating the foundational and evolving role of drawing within Western artistic practice.

Exhibition spans 500 years, including more than 150 works by American and European artists across cultures, genres, and time periods; drawings by Peter Paul Rubens, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Michelle Stuart, and more to examine the significance of the medium to Western artistic practice and study.

Free admission & open to the public

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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Walker Art Building
Bowdoin College
9400 College Station
Brunswick, ME
Exhibit New England
May 09, 2017 -
January 05, 2018
The Living Book: New Perspectives on Form & Function
Books of all shapes and sizes are common objects in our lives. We use them for education, reflection, work, and fun. The Library Company's new exhibition, curated by the Conservation Department, will provide a new perspective on the material culture of the book. This multi-media presentation will highlight the evolution of books within our lives and history. We'll explore details, such as homemade repairs, handwritten notes, and sentimental tokens that bring the book to life. These details, which are often overlooked, convey a sense of each book's unique story. Also included are various materials and ephemera, including prints, photographs, broadsides, and advertisements. The Living Bookwill inspire you to think about the role of the book in our lives, and the value of its preservation for discovery and exploration in the future.

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

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

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

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

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

The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
May 09 -
October 29, 2017
Restless Shadow: Dickens the Campaigner
Charles Dickens was a novelist who addressed social ills in his fiction. He was also a journalist and activist who boldly and imaginatively campaigned to improve the lives of the most desperate and overlooked in Victorian society.

The exhibition Restless Shadow explores a largely unknown and under-rated body of Dickens’s work that speaks plainly to social justice with energy and relevance—both then and now. It reveals his keen interest in ‘street level’ problems along with other Victorian reformers such as Florence Nightingale and Angela Burdett-Coutts. It shows the practical, hands-on solutions which flowed from his campaigns.

Dickens was especially powerful in pioneering new forms of investigative reporting and satirical exposé. As a young journalist and shorthand-writer with the pen-name ‘Boz’, he honed a peerless style of urban description, combining humour, pathos and a heightened kind of graphic realism. In his artistic maturity as a journalist, editor and speech-maker, Dickens drew the attention of a huge and diverse international readership to an astonishingly broad range of campaigns.

Core Themes

Restless Shadow focuses in particular on Dickens’s campaigning on homelessness; workhouses for the poor; schools and schooling; conditions in the armed forces and for veterans; and prisons and punishment, including his fervent opposition to the death penalty. It also shows how Dickens’s investigative reporting informed his fiction, for example, in Fagin’s sentencing and Bill Sikes’s accidental hanging in Oliver Twist.

New Discovery

At the heart of this exhibition is the monthly journal, All The Year Round, which Dickens founded in 1859. It represents the pinnacle of his ability to turn magazine articles into activism and activism into literary art.

As editor, Dickens published others’ contributions to All The Year Round anonymously. For more than a century, researchers were unable to prove their authorship. Then, in 2014, Dr Jeremy Parrott discovered a unique set of volumes annotated with contributors’ names. This is the first time that Dr Parrott’s discovery has been on display to the public. It reveals the identities of the men and women whom Dickens gave a platform to write on the most vital and controversial issues of the day.

The exhibition also includes Dickens’s editorial chair, and his walking stick from the 1860s. He used the stick to walk huge distances exploring London’s streets by day and night. It’s a powerful symbol of his desire to go into every corner of society, to bring himself face-to-face with suffering, and expose what others couldn’t see.

Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
Mon Closed (except for Bank Holidays)

Last admission is at 4pm.
Once a month we are open until 8pm with last admission at 7pm.

Free with general admission

Charles Dickens Museum
48 Doughty Street
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
May 19 -
September 11, 2017
Amazing Acts of The Greatest Show on Earth
For 146 years some of the most astounding and exciting acts in circus history have performed for circuses bearing the title of the Greatest Show on Earth. From P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome, first put on the road in 1871, through his partnership with James Bailey and the later combination of American’s two largest shows by the Ringling brothers, up to the contemporary shows produced by Feld Entertainment, the title has become synonymous with the highest quality of circus performance. This exhibition features original posters spanning the history of this singular brand, giving us another opportunity to marvel at a few of the amazing talents that have performed for the Greatest Show on Earth.

Open Daily 10am - 5pm
Thusdays until 8pm

Circus Museum (The Ringling)
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL
Exhibit South
May 22 -
September 02, 2017
Henry David Thoreau at 200
As scholars, teachers, politicians, and pundits debate what America is and means by reimagining or rewriting the America in which we live, it is worth recalling the America actually lived in and written about by the country’s first generation born after the American Revolution. The bicentenary of Henry David Thoreau, who was born in Concord, Massachusetts, on July 12, 1817 and died there on May 6, 1862, provides such an occasion.

A contemporary of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman, and Frederick Douglass, Thoreau did not always share in the prominence they enjoyed. Although his story invariably opens with reference to Emerson, Emerson’s belief that American exceptionalism was synonymous with capitalism made for a stark distinction between the two, a distinction Thoreau underscored in 1853, writing, “I am a mystic—a transcendentalist—& a natural philosopher.” The dominant Thoreau who has emerged among recent generations of readers is an environmentalist who argued for the restoration of the landscape with which humankind was originally blessed, a humanitarian who read capitalism as the supreme threat to individualism and equal rights under the law, and a political thinker who critiqued the popular concept of exceptionalism as promoting destructive impulses such as the virtual eradication of Native American culture and the extension of slavery into the American West.

Henry David Thoreau at 200 invites you to examine the life and thought of the author of “Civil Disobedience” and Walden. Highlights of the exhibition include:

-First editions of his major works
-Drawings of Thoreau by his close friend, Daniel Ricketson
-Thoreau’s own copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Nature
-One of his Harvard College examination papers
-Manuscripts of “Reform and the Reformers” and “Walking”
-The recently discovered notes on his search for Margaret Fuller after her shipwreck.

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

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

Central Gallery
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
June 03 -
September 03, 2017
The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology
The Polaroid Project surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

The Polaroid Project displays a variety of image sizes and formats produced over the years and the rich legacy of technological and artistic experimentation that the company enabled prior to its obsolescence. This exhibition has been organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/New York/Paris/Lausanne, in collaboration with the MIT Museum, Cambridge, Mass., and the WestLicht Museum for Photography, Vienna.

Visitors of all ages can look for interactive cards that include interesting bits of information about the Polaroid Corporation’s cameras, film, history and more scattered throughout the exhibition.

Large print labels are available for use in the exhibition.

Free tours of this exhibition take place Thursday through Sunday at 3 p.m. and begin at the exhibition entrance on the second floor. No reservations are required.

Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 11am - 5pm
Thu 10am - 8pm
Sun Noon – 5pm
Closed Mondays

Free admission

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX
Exhibit Southwest
June 17, 2017 -
June 04, 2018
Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
Highlighting the depth of the National Portrait Gallery’s early photography collection, this exhibition will showcase fourteen daguerreotypes—two portraits each—of seven subjects: George Bancroft, Jenny Lind, Zachary Taylor, Frederick Douglass, Jefferson Davis, Daniel Webster, and John Quincy Adams. Only one loan—a daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams from the National Museum of American History—will supplement the Gallery’s collection.

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

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

Free admission

First floor
National Portrait Gallery
8th & F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 23 -
October 29, 2017
Which Jane Austen?
To mark 200 years since the death of Jane Austen, a major new exhibition at Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries will challenge the current public perception of one of England’s greatest literary heroes.

Which Jane Austen? presents Austen as an ambitious and risk-taking businesswoman and a wartime writer who was informed and inspired by the surprising international adventures of her family and relations. Through a spectacular selection of Austen materials displayed together for the first time, the Bodleian Libraries delve into the myriad influences on this great writer's work.

Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
June 23 -
November 26, 2017
Dignity vs. Despair: Dorothea Lange and Depression-Era Photographers, 1933–1941
After the stock market crash in 1929, the United States experienced a deep and long lasting economic depression. Fortunes were lost and many found themselves jobless and homeless. Farms were destroyed due to drought and extreme soil erosion.

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

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

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

Free admission

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Exhibit Midwest
June 24 -
September 17, 2017
THE ORIGINAL MAD MAN: ILLUSTRATIONS BY MAC CONNER
This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of products during the decade when the advertising industry was at its height and centered on Madison Avenue. His illustrations for leading women’s magazines such as Redbook and McCall’s animated a wide range of popular literature, from romantic fiction and detective stories, to topics of import such as Cold War anxiety and juvenile delinquency. His work is a “time capsule” of an era when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.

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

Parking is FREE at the Museum

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 24 -
November 26, 2017
The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe
The exhibition reveals how, in an increasingly complex and uncertain world, Renaissance artists sought to address the critical human concern of acknowledging death while striving to create a personal legacy that might outlast it.

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

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

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

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

Open to the public free of charge

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

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

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

Free admission

First floor
National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 30 -
October 09, 2017
Eloise at the Museum
The New-York Historical Society celebrates the feisty charm and audacious spirit of Eloise, who continues to be a picture book superstar more than 60 years after her debut. Eloise at the Museum reveals the creative collaboration between cabaret star Kay Thompson (1909–1998) and the young illustrator Hilary Knight (b. 1926) that brought the precocious character to life. The exhibition showcases more than 75 objects, ranging from original manuscript pages to sketchbooks, portraits, photographs, and vintage dolls. Organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, where it debuted earlier this year, New-York Historical’s presentation fully immerses visitors into Eloise’s world with evocations of the grand lobby of the Plaza Hotel, her bedroom―complete with a storytelling corner―and her bubbly “bawthroom,” where she often made mischief. A host of family activities bring the Plaza’s most famous resident to life throughout the exhibition's run, inviting young visitors to explore the exhibition in creative ways.

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

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 01 -
September 24, 2017
NO RULES HELEN FRANKENTHALER WOODCUTS
In 1994, when being interviewed by printer/publisher Ken Tyler, Helen Frankenthaler stated, “There are no rules, that is one thing I say about every medium, every picture . . . that is how art is born, that is how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules, that is what invention is about.”

No Rules explores Helen Frankenthaler’s inventive and groundbreaking approach to the woodcut. The artist began creating woodcuts after experimenting with lithography, etching, and screen printing. She produced her first woodcuts, East and Beyond (1973) and her ethereal Savage Breeze (1974), by carving pieces of wood with a jigsaw, inking each block of wood separately and arranging the pieces of wood to print them on paper. In Essence Mulberry (1977) and Cameo (1980), she invented a new technique termed “guzzying,” working the wood’s surface to achieve specific results when printed. Throughout her career, the artist worked with a variety of print publishers to push the medium in new directions. In 1983 she traveled to Japan and worked in traditional methods of color woodblock printing with an expert carver and printers to produce Cedar Hill (1983), resulting in an entirely different, layered approach to color.

In the 1990s and 2000s, Frankenthaler continued to experiment with enthusiasm and daring. For Freefall and Radius (both 1992–93), the artist worked with dyed paper pulp to create the maquettes for the final woodcuts. In Tales of Genji (1998) and Madame Butterfly (2000), she worked with a dazzling array of blocks and papers, collaborating with an expert Japanese carver, printers, and paper-makers to create serial images acknowledged to be landmarks in the evolution of the medium. Her final three woodcuts, Snow Pines (2004), Japanese Maple (2005), and Weeping Crabapple (2009), pay homage to three different types of trees in strikingly divergent ways.

Tue - Sun 10am – 5pm
Open daily July-August

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

Manton Research Center
The Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA
Exhibit New England
July 08 -
October 08, 2017
Parallel Visions: Poets, Artists, and the Book
Throughout history, many artists have found irresistible the challenge of bringing their visions to poetry, frequently finding inspiration in classical and canonical poets. In the twentieth century, as the avant-garde gained ascendancy, many visual artists gravitated to the exciting new experimental writing of the day. Collaboration deepened between artists and poets who engaged together as contemporaries in the creation of livres d’artiste, or artists’ books. This exhibition highlights many such rewarding partnerships, including Max Jacob's Saint Matorel, illustrated by Pablo Picasso (1911); Giorgio de Chico’s profusely illustrated edition of Guillaume Apollinaire’s Calligrammes (1930); and Paul Éluard and Joan Miró’s À toute épreuve (1958).

Tue – Sun 9:30am – 5:15pm

Legion of Honor Museum
Lincoln Park
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
July 12 -
September 23, 2017
ANIMATION + PRINTING
This exhibition presents a selection of short animated films from around the US and the world, each created using techniques common in the book arts such as letterpress printing from moveable type, wood type, pressure printing, lino and wood cut, etching, silkscreen as well as animation in watermarked paper. These films represent a new territory for Book/Print artists and are interesting not only because of their technical production, but because we see printmakers trying their hand at animation, and animators trying their hand at print techniques and many for the first time.

Artists include Allison Bianco, Sarah McDermott & Martine Workman, Arron Foster, Bridget Henry, Catherine Cartwright, Catherine Michaelis, Christine Medley, Claire McLaughlin, Claire Baillie-Cloke & Angie Butler, Claire Fouquet & Patty Smith, David Wischer, Devon Damonte, Drew Christie, Elena Fowler, Eliza Evans, Emily Larned, Emily Martin, Emily Alden Foster & Amy Burek, Erin Paulson, H.R. Buechler, Wuon-Gean Ho, Izzy Liberti, Jennifer Linton, Jörg Petri, Judith Poirier, Karen Oremus, Kyle Durrie, Lilli Carré, Lynn Peterfreund, Mary Becker, Melissa Brown, Michael Walsh, Nicholas Price, Poli Marichal, Radha Pandey, Rob Bekuhrs, Ruth Hayes, Sarah Nicholls, Saskia Jetten, Travis Janssen, Troy Patterson, Vanessa Cruz & Sheila Goloborotko, Vera Sebert, Victoria Squire & Louise Evans, Vida Saçic, Vinicius de Aguiar Sanchez and Gini Wade.

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 12 -
September 23, 2017
PROTEST ≠ PROFEST: GLOBAL BURDENS
This annual Artist Members Exhibition presents artworks that deal with activism or passionate convictions toward current societal concerns, issues, desires and/or trends. Focusing on artists’ books and works that relate to the concept of book arts, the artists include Ioulia Akhmadeeva, Aileen Bassis, Elena Berriolo, Doug Beube, Eileen Boxer, Patty Bruce, Bonnie C. Epstein, Robin Holder, Jihae Kwon, Pierre Leichner, Anna Mavromatis, Richard Minsky, Melanie Mowinski, Maria Veronica San Martín, Diana Schmertz, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Tennille Davis Shuster, Robbin Ami Silverberg in collaboration with Kim Berman, Carolyn Thompson, Sally Tosti, and Thomas Parker Williams.

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

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

The Mütter Museum
19 S 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 14 -
September 17, 2017
Other People’s Pictures: Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Gift
This exhibition includes a selection from a gift of more than 500 small black-and-white photographs, mostly from the early- and mid-twentieth century, donated by Peter J. Cohen. Mr. Cohen has amassed more than 35,000 amateur photographs culled from antique shops, flea markets, private dealers, and on-line sources. Most of the photographs are anonymous and capture moments in the lives of ordinary people, often depicting celebrations, vacations, and gatherings of family and friends. Individual images were chosen for their eclectic, idiosyncratic, sometimes humorous nature as well as for their subject matter, with a particular focus on the lives and activities of women.

Mon CLOSED
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am - 5pm
Thu 10am - 9pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

Free admission & open to the public

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Avenue, Box 703
Poughkeepsie, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 31, 2017 -
January 07, 2018
World War I and the Visual Arts
Organized to commemorate the centennial of World War I, this exhibition will focus on the impact of the war on the visual arts. Moving chronologically from its outbreak to the decade after the armistice, World War I and the Visual Arts will highlight the diverse ways in which artists both reacted to and represented the horrors of modern warfare. The works on view will reflect a variety of responses, ranging from nationalist enthusiasm to more somber reflections on the carnage and mass devastation that resulted from the war. The exhibition is made possible by The Schiff Foundation.

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

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

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1

* Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing

Galleries 691-693
The Charles Z. Offin Gallery
Karen B. Cohen Gallery
Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 07 -
October 15, 2017
Golden Celebration of Golden Books
In the midst of World War II, three little kittens gambolled into the public eye and changed the landscape of children's books forever.

Launched in September 1942, Little Golden Books were affordable, durable, and – most importantly – adorable. The Three Little Kittens were joined by The Poky Little Puppy, The Little Red Hen, The Little Piggy, and other contents in the original twelve titles, which collectively sold 1.5 million copies in their first five months.

The books’ engaging stories, colorful illustrations, and child-friendly size swiftly attracted legions of fans, and in 2017 the series celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary. Shown in this exhibit are a selection of Little Golden Books, together with offshoots in a variety of sizes, formats, and topics.

UCLA Library Special Collections
A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
August 07 -
December 15, 2017
Martin Luther in the Age of Print
Commemorating the five hundredth anniversary of the announcement by Martin Luther (1483–1546) of his Ninety-five Theses against indulgences, and the beginning of the Reformation, this exhibition serves as an introduction to the reformer and his printed works. After attending university in Erfurt, Germany, Luther eventually focused on theological study, entered the Augustinian order in 1505, and was ordained two years later. In October 1512 he received his doctorate in theology and joined the theology faculty at the University of Wittenberg, a position he would retain throughout his career. The dissemination of his critique regarding indulgences began an extraordinary publishing career that reflected his multiple roles as a theologian, preacher, teacher, and translator. The various genres represented in this exhibition include polemics and treatises, sermons and commentaries, Bible translations, and catechisms.

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

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

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

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

Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm

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

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

Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA
Exhibit New England
August 16 -
September 30, 2017
Paradise Lost & the Private Presses
The world’s first exhibition of private press editions of Paradise Lost, curated by James Freemantle of the St. James Press. It features rare books, ephemera and original artwork from the Doves Press, Golden Cockerel Press and a range of modern presses.

Included with entry to museum

Milton’s Cottage
21 Deanway
Chalfont
Chalfont St. Giles, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
August 18 -
October 15, 2017
The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman
Art was a business and a calling for photographer Editta Sherman (1913-2013). After her husband’s death in 1954, she worked tirelessly to maintain the portrait photography business that they had established. Working—and living—in one of the artist studios above Carnegie Hall for more than 60 years, Sherman charmed her celebrity clients with a vivacity and warmth that was reflected in the portraits of her subjects. Her creativity carried over to other avenues, serving as the historically clad muse to photographer Bill Cunningham in his Facades project and performing “The Dying Swan” ballet for Andy Warhol, among other projects.

Recently donated to New-York Historical by several of her children and grandchildren, 60 selections from the Editta Sherman archive will be on view in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery, showcasing Sherman’s signature style as she photographed luminaries such as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn author Betty Smith, actor Yul Brenner, playwright Lillian Hellman, and many others. The exhibition is curated by Marilyn Satin Kushner, curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections.

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

Gallery
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 27 -
October 27, 2017
Ok, I’ll Do It Myself!
American Women’s Frontier Narratives from the Caroline Schimmel Collection

Members' Opening and Bixby Ice Cream Social: Aug 27th 2 - 4pm

University of Missouri–St. Louis
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
Exhibit Midwest
August 30, 2017 -
January 15, 2018
Bound and Determined: The Remarkable Physical History of the Book
What makes a book a book? SC&A’s Fall 2017 exhibition explores the physicality of the book as a means to understand the enduring value of this structure. Delve deep into printing, binding, paper, and structure and uncover the fascinating intersections of history, technology, sociology and more.

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

9:00am - 7:00pm

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

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

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

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

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 08 -
October 14, 2017
William Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography: Salted Paper Prints from the Harrison D. Horblit Collection
This exhibition presents a rare opportunity to see a dozen original photographs from the earliest days of photography on paper, as invented by William Henry Fox Talbot in late-1830s England and practiced by him and a circle of friends in the 1840s and 1850s. Also included are early photographs of manuscripts and printed books in the collection of the famous British bibliophile Sir Thomas Phillipps. Prone to fading already in their day due to the experimental techniques used to create them, these light sensitive prints are on view for five weeks only.

On view during weekly public tours of Houghton on Fridays at 2pm, curator’s talks, and by appointment.

9:00am - 7:00pm

Keats Room
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
September 11 -
December 19, 2017
Guido Adler: Father of Musicology
This fall sees Harvard launch a new curriculum for undergraduate music study. The small exhibit marks the beginning of the new era of the University’s music concentration by re-examining the origins of musicology through the working papers of Guido Adler (1855-1941), an Austrian scholar, writer, critic, and key player in establishing the study of sound as a scholarly pursuit.

9:00am - 7:00pm

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

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

Mon – Sat 10am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 16 -
December 31, 2017
Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau
The 2017 special exhibition season concludes with the Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon – Sat 10am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

2nd floor Gallery
THE GROLIER CLUB
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic