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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
April 04, 2017 -
January 31, 2019
Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Exhibition examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it— both at home and abroad. The exhibition considers the debates and struggles that surrounded U.S. engagement; explores U.S. military and home front mobilization and the immensity of industrialized warfare; and touches on the war’s effects, as an international peace settlement was negotiated, national borders were redrawn, and soldiers returned to reintegrate into American society.

8:30am - 4:30pm

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

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

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

Free admission

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

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

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

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

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

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1

* Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing

Galleries 691-693
The Charles Z. Offin Gallery
Karen B. Cohen Gallery
Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 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 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 13, 2017 -
January 28, 2018
TO THE LETTER: REGARDING THE WRITTEN WORD
To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word presents a wide range of works from the BAMPFA collection that incorporate writing or letterforms as a motif or key theme. The exhibition includes prints, drawings, paintings, textiles, and photography from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, dating from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first. As the diversity of the works suggests, interest in the shapes—as well as the meanings—of letters and words spans cultures and times.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trinity College
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT
Exhibit New England
September 16, 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 21, 2017 -
January 28, 2018
The business of prints
This wide-ranging exhibition selects fine examples from the nation’s print collection to look at how prints were created, developed, bought and sold in the period 1400–1850.

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

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

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

Free admission

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

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

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

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

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

CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

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

Free individual admission on Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gallery 964
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 07, 2017 -
March 03, 2018
Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane
Drawn from Nature & on Stone will be the first ever comprehensive exhibition focusing on 19th century American artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865) as a printmaker. Georgia Barnhill, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts Emeritus at the America Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA, is serving as guest curator and worked closely with the Cape Ann Museum in organizing this special show. The exhibition, exhibition catalog and related programming are being organized in connection with Fitz Henry Lane Online, a catalogue raisonné and resource tool created by the Cape Ann Museum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parking lot opens 9:30 a.m.

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

Free admission

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
October 13, 2017 -
February 11, 2018
Frankenstein & Dracula
Gothic Monsters, Modern Science

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

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

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

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

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

Mon - Sun 10am - 5:30pm

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

Free admission

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

Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 5pm

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

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

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

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

11am - 5pm

Adults $15
Seniors $12
Students $5

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

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

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

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

PACCAR Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
October 24, 2017 -
May 15, 2018
Peter Koch Printer: A Forty-year Retrospective
Peter Koch Printer: A Forty-year Retrospective, an exhibition of limited edition books, portfolios, and prints by longtime Bay Area letterpress printer, designer, and publisher Peter Rutledge Koch, will open May 24, 2017, in the

10am - 6pm

Free & open to the public

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

Treasures displayed from the Library’s collections will include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
November 03, 2017 -
January 14, 2018
Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas
During his life, Charles Dickens (1812–1870) acquired the kind of celebrity accorded only to international film stars today. That status was secured with the publication of A Christmas Carol, one of the most beloved holiday stories of all time—and one of the Morgan’s greatest literary manuscripts. Its immediate success in 1843 led to four equally popular Christmas novellas in as many years. Catapulting the author out of his study and onto the reading circuit in 1853, its universal popularity also had major consequences for Dickens.

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

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

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

CLOSED:
Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
New's Years Day

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

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

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West (at Richard Gilder Way / 77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 11, 2017 -
May 28, 2018
Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi
Known for his multi-million bestselling book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi is celebrated the world over for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites, and goblins.

Never Abandon Imagination showcases over 200 original paintings and drawings, starting from DiTerlizzi’s work in tabletop games, such as Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, to his many imaginative children’s books, in addition to early artwork from his childhood and college years. The exhibition highlights the artist’s influences and artistic process.

Just as his early work on Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering is treasured by devoted fans of the gaming genre, DiTerlizzi’s award-winning books—such as The Spiderwick Chronicles; Kenny and the Dragon; The Spider and the Fly; The Story of Diva and Flea, and The WondLa Trilogy—have inspired a new generation of young readers.

DiTerlizzi has influenced fans and fellow creators alike. “Tony’s work has a distinct flair, a love for monsters if you will,” notes filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. “His creatures have the charm of [Jim] Henson or [Arthur] Rackham but they carry with them hints of their own ecosystem. He stands alone as a creator of worlds and a weaver of tales.”

With an artistic style influenced by legendary illustrators Norman Rockwell, Arthur Rackham, and Brian Froud, DiTerlizzi’s exhibition shows how those visionaries shaped his own magical tales. The exhibit has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum’s Jesse Kowalski, who adds that the Museum is “proud to present the work of this superb illustrator, who is keeping this cherished artistic tradition alive.”

November – April: open daily:
Weekdays: 10am - 4pm
Weekends & holidays: 10am - 5pm

Members: FREE
Kids 18 and under FREE
Adults $20
Seniors (65+): $18
Veterans: $17
College students with ID: $10

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA
Exhibit New England
November 13, 2017 -
February 12, 2018
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.

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

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

Free with museum admission

Gallery 899
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 16, 2017 -
January 13, 2018
A Few of My Friends: Relationships in the 19th Century Literary World. From the collection of Susan Jaffe Tane
Members Exhibition

Mon – Sat 10am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

2nd floor Gallery
THE GROLIER CLUB
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 18, 2017 -
October 20, 2018
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators & Cartoonists
Features the rich collections of the Library of Congress and brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning. Spanning the late 1800s to the present, the exhibition highlights the gradual broadening in both the private and public spheres of women’s roles and interests, and demonstrates that women once constrained by social conditions and convention, have gained immense new opportunities for self-expression and discovery.

8:30am - 4:30pm

Ground Floor
Graphic Arts Galleries
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 19, 2017 -
April 01, 2018
Treasures from the Collection A 15 Year Celebration
In its short fifteen-year history, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has welcomed into its permanent collection more than 7,300 objects ranging from vintage picture-book art to modern day illustrations. In honor of its anniversary, the Museum will present highlights from its holdings in the exhibition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
Manhattan, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 20, 2017 -
March 23, 2018
Hard to Define: Artists’ Books from the Collection
“What are artists’ books?” is a common question and can be hard to answer. Some look like books, but others don’t. Some are made from paper; others aren’t. Some have words; others don’t. But all artists’ books combine form and content in a way that conveys information. On view are selected artists’ books that are, by turns, magical, strange, awe-inspiring, confusing, or humorous.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

Adults: $10.00
Visitors 65 & over: $8.00
Students: $8.00
NMWA members: Free
Youth 18 & under: Free

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 21, 2017 -
January 08, 2018
A Writer's Christmas: Dickens & More
The arrival of Christmas evokes a range of feelings in most of us—from intense nostalgia, to playful whimsy, to high seriousness, to simple joy. In this respect, great writers are no different. Now on display, from the Library's Berg Collection of English and American Literature, are examples of several different kinds of “holiday spirit” expressed by a small group of literary luminaries. Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, a fable of personal redemption and social reform, became a Christmas favorite since its initial appearance in 1843. Some of the other expressions of Christmas sentiment displayed here are more idiosyncratic.

10am - 6pm

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
The New York Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 23, 2017 -
April 19, 2018
Fragments of note: the afterlives of medieval manuscripts
The exhibition will examine the numerous medieval manuscript fragments held at Magdalen, largely medieval books that have been dismantled in the early modern period and re-used as binding waste or covers. The main exhibition will take a particular focus on fragments featuring musical notation and will be complemented by a selection of contemporary watercolour, collage, and paper-pulp relief works by fine artist Janet Boulton.

Open every Thursday from 2pm

Open to the public with admission ticket to College

Old Library
Magdalen College
Oxford, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
December 01, 2017 -
April 22, 2018
Designing English
Graphics on the medieval page

This exhibition will illustrate the graphic design of handwritten manuscripts and inscriptions for the first thousand years of English, across the Middle Ages.

Showcasing the Bodleian Library's rich holdings of medieval manuscripts in English, ranging from Old English picture books or notes scratched into herbals, through fragments of medieval songs scribbled on spare pages, to masterpieces framed with illustrations and gold, or new page designs for practical tasks, such as manuals for handling swans. It will cover the experiences of both the makers and the users of writing: how craftspeople planned and made books, and how readers responded to their designs.

To show the likeness to modern craft, Designing English will be shown for the first two months alongside Redesigning the medieval book: a display of contemporary book arts inspired by the exhibition, through a workshop and competition.

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

Admission free, no booking required

ST Lee Gallery
Weston Library
Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
December 02, 2017 -
March 01, 2018
American Abstraction: The Print Revival of the 1960s and ‘70s
The early 1960s marked a significant turning point in American printmaking: the rise of communal studios provided new avenues for creative and technical exchanges between artists. Since the early 1940s, when Stanley William Hayter transplanted his Atelier 17 from Paris to New York, American artists were becoming familiar with a wide range of printmaking techniques. By the latter twentieth century, printmakers such as Tatyana Grossman, founder of ULAE (Universal Limited Art Editions), and June Wayne, who founded the Tamarind Workshop in Los Angeles, greatly enlarged and successfully marketed the printmaking enterprise.

These new-style printmakers began to take on some of the responsibilities of publishers and dealers, helping to streamline the production and distribution of artists’ prints. Artists formerly rooted in the solitary studio practices of Abstract Expressionist painting began to collaborate regularly with master printmakers (some, like Robert Motherwell, even going as far as to establish their own workshops). In California, the emergence of collaborative presses helped to rescue lithography from virtual extinction—which in turn made abstract prints readily available to American collectors.

The works in American Abstraction: The Print Revival of the 1960s and '70s, most of which are drawn from the splendid gift of Judith and Stephen Wertheimer to the Bruce Museum, include prints produced by Ernest de Soto of The Collectors Press Lithography Workshop and Irwin Hollander of Hollander’s Workshop. From vibrant biomorphic forms and primitive marks to lively calligraphic gestures and bold color-field patterning, the works in American Abstraction suggest the evolution of abstract art in printmaking during two exciting decades of the post-war moment.

Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
Doors close 1/2 hour before closing, last admission 4:30pm
Closed Mondays & major holidays

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

Free individual admission on Tuesday

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT
Exhibit New England
December 06, 2017 -
February 03, 2018
Radiant with Color and Art: McLoughlin Brothers and the Business of Picture Books, 1858-1920
Rising from the gritty printing district of lower Manhattan, children’s book publisher McLoughlin Brothers blew the international picture book trade wide open with its embrace of cutting edge technologies like chromolithography, creative branding techniques, and competitive business tactics. The firm sometimes pirated European books, but also harnessed the talents of popular American illustrators, including Thomas Nast and Sarah Noble Ives, to herald the dawn of the fin de siècle picture book beautiful.

Drawn from the expansive repository of McLoughlin Brothers archival artwork and picture books held at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, this exhibition will use over 200 examples of picture books, drawings, watercolors and ephemera to explore the business history of the McLoughlin Brothers firm and the publications that characterized juvenile printing during the period from 1858 to 1920. The exhibition is co-curated by Grolier member Laura Wasowicz, the curator of children’s literature at AAS, and Lauren Hewes, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts at the Society, and is funded in part with support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

Mon – Sat 10am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

THE GROLIER CLUB
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
December 09, 2017 -
April 08, 2018
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic
This multi-sensory and playful exhibition explores the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh - one of the most adored fictional characters of all time.

Through around 230 works from 1920 to the present day, including sketches, proofs, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion, this exhibition reveals the factors contributing to the enduring success and popularity of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Daily: 10.00 – 17.30
Last ticketed entry 16.00

Friday: 10.00 – 21.30
Last ticketed entry 20.00

Gallery 38
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
December 12, 2017 -
May 13, 2018
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents: Eighty Years of Caldecott Books
The Caldecott Medal, an annual award bestowed upon "the most distinguished American picture book for children," is one of the most prestigious prizes in children's literature. Next month, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the distinguished award in the exhibition Eighty Years of Caldecott Books.

First conferred in 1938, the Caldecott Medal is named in honor of nineteenth-century British illustrator Randolph Caldecott, acknowledged as the father of the modern picture book for his lively drawing style and sense of humor. Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)--a division of the American Library Association--selects the fifteen members that form the Caldecott committee. This group reads, critiques, and discusses hundreds of picture books before voting on a winner.

Eighty Years of Caldecott Books presents a chronological look at the winning titles from 1938 to the present. It also represents The Carle's first book-focused exhibition. "While we always have books available for visitors to read in our galleries, the books in this exhibition are the art objects themselves. As first editions, they are valuable historical artifacts," says Ellen Keiter, the Museum's chief curator. Keiter organized the exhibition with Barbara Elleman, former editor-in-chief of Book Links, published by the American Library Association and, Distinguished Scholar of Children's Literature at Marquette University. While these rare books cannot be handled, guests will be able to read copies available in the Museum's Reading Library.

The exhibition will change on February 12, 2018 when the ALSC announces the winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal and a new book is added to the display. In the interim, guests can cast their votes in the gallery for the book they believe should win the coveted honor. Online visitors to the Museum's website can vote too.

"Eighty Years of Caldecott Books is a celebration of artistic achievement," says Keiter. "We have included original illustrations from several winning titles, many drawn from The Carle's permanent collection." On view are three artworks by Marcia Brown, one from each of her three Caldecott Medal books: Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper (1955), Once a Mouse (1962) and Shadow (1983). [Brown won an unprecedented three Caldecott Medals, a feat matched only by David Wiesner.] The other artists and artworks on display are: Ed Emberley, Drummer Hoff (1968), Uri Shulevitz, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (1969), Arnold Lobel, Fables (1981), Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express (1986), David Macaulay, Black and White (1991), Emily Arnold McCully, Mirette on the High Wire (1993), Paul O. Zelinsky, Rapunzel (1998), Simms Taback, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (2000), Mordicai Gerstein, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2004), and Javaka Steptoe, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017).

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

Open Mondays in July & August & during MA school vacation weeks.

$9 for adults
$6 for children under 18
$22.50 for a family of 4

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
December 12, 2017 -
April 08, 2018
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic
This multi-sensory and playful exhibition explores the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – one of the most adored fictional characters of all time.

Experience the timeless and universal appeal of this much-loved bear and discover the story behind the creative partnership of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard, brought to life through sketches, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion.

Daily: 10.00 – 17.30
Last ticketed entry 16.00

Friday: 10.00 – 21.30
Last ticketed entry 20.00

Admission £8.00

Gallery 38
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
January 05 -
April 28, 2018
Rethinking Enlightenment: Forgotten Women Writers of Eighteenth Century France
The French Enlightenment is famous for its intellectual innovations, but it is remembered largely as a male endeavor. However, recent scholars have shown that French women were active in all genres, from novels to physics. Despite systemic sexism, these writers produced literary and academic works that were neglected in their own times as in ours.
“Rethinking Enlightenment” showcases Houghton Library’s remarkable holdings of texts by eighteenth-century French women. Beyond describing how these writers critiqued their society, the exhibition demonstrates their active participation in the philosophical and artistic development of modern France. For scholars of the Enlightenment to anyone interested in women’s history, it is a timely reminder of the forgotten figures in intellectual history.

Lowell Room
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
January 14 -
March 18, 2018
ALPHONSE MUCHA: MASTER OF ART NOUVEAU
Exhibition examines how Mucha exploited the advertising poster to create a new movement in art. His work helped shape the aesthetics of French art at the turn of the twentieth century and formed the cornerstone of the international Art Nouveau movement.

Member Opening: January 13 at 2 pm

Mon CLOSED
Tue 10am – 5pm
Wed 10am – 5pm
Thu 10am – 5pm
Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

The Hyde Collectio
161 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 15 -
July 15, 2018
Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me
Exhibition includes an array of inventive artwork from the artist's personal archive of hand drawn sketches, woodblock prints, mockups, and first edition books. Better You Than Me is comprised of a specially-curated selection from the first retrospective of Emberley's work that was presented by the Worcester Art Museum in 2016 and 2017, along with never-before-exhibited drawings and prints.

Tue – Sun 11am - 5pm
Thu 11am – 9pm
Closed Mondays

Mary S. & David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery
Akron Art Museum
One South High
Akron, OH
Exhibit Midwest
January 16 -
April 14, 2018
Landmarks: Maps as Literary Illustration
Maps enjoy a long tradition as a mode of literary illustration, orienting readers to worlds real and imagined. Presented in conjunction with the bicentenary of the Harvard Map Collection, this exhibition brings together over sixty landmark literary maps, from the 200-mile-wide island in Thomas More’s Utopia to the supercontinent called the Stillness in N. K. Jemisin’s 'The Fifth Season'. Visitors will traverse literary geographies from William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County to Nuruddin Farah’s besieged Somalia; or perhaps escape the world’s bothers in Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood. At this intersection of literature and cartography, get your bearings and let these maps guide your way.

Edison and Newman Room
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
January 17 -
July 15, 2018
Before/On/After: William Wegman and California Conceptualism
This exhibition will survey Conceptual art as it developed in Southern California in the 1970s. It is occasioned by the artist William Wegman's extraordinary recent gift to the Museum of 174 short videos that he made between 1970 and 1999—his entire career in this medium. A 90-minute selection of videos from this gift will be shown, accompanied by photographs and drawings by Wegman as well as drawings, prints, and photographs by his contemporaries in Southern California such as John Baldessari, Vija Celmins, Douglas Huebler, Ed Ruscha, and others.

Wegman took up video while studying painting at the University of Wisconsin. Like many artists using the then-new medium, Wegman appreciated video, like photography, for its lo-fi reproducibility and anti-artistic qualities—and unlike film, where the negative must be developed and processed before viewing, video was like a sketchbook that allowed revision in real time.

It wasn't until he moved to Southern California in 1970 that his video production took off. Although he only lived in Los Angeles for three years, Wegman found his method: short, staged vignettes using everyday items in which expectations are reversed, puns and homonyms are pursued to absurd conclusions. The artist's key early collaborator for most of these short videos was his pet Weimaraner Man Ray, who enthusiastically participates in the goings on. In contrast to other early adopters of video, Wegman eschewed an aesthetic of boredom for humorous improvised scenarios in which he deflated the pretensions of painting and sculpture while also lampooning the pieties and self-seriousness of Conceptual Art—at a time when it was being codified and institutionalized. Beneath the slacker humor, however, are poignant points about failure and the reversal of expectations that chime with work by fellow West Coast Conceptualist friends and fellow travelers also featured in the exhibition.

Sun – Thu 10am – 5:30pm*
Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm*
*Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.

Gallery 851
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 18 -
28, 2018
OK, I'll Do It Myself: Narratives of Intrepid Women in the American Wilderness, Selections from the Caroline F. Schimmel Collection
DeGolyer Library presents a traveling exhibition curated by book collector and bibliographer Caroline Schimmel featuring materials from her own collection. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Library Service at Columbia University, Schimmel, over the last 45 years, has gathered over 23,000 narratives and representations of women in the American wilderness, including the North and South Poles. The fiction portion of her collection, except for the items included in the exhibit, was donated to Penn in 2014. She continues to seek and document known and unknown intrepid women, both in fact and fiction and reminds us that "anonymous" is most likely a woman. The 145 books, photographs, manuscripts, and memorabilia in the exhibit, by 101 women and one man and dating from 1682 to 2015, reflect the sweep of women's experiences in the American wilderness. The materials range from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (1705), Maria Sibylla Merian's hand-printed and hand-colored copy of her monumental study of flora and fauna of Surinam; sharpshooter and entertainer Annie Oakley's travel trunk and gloves, as well as an envelope she shot through the small printed heart from 20 feet away; Mary Godfrey's illustrated account of the "horrid massacre" of her family in 1825; Dale Evans's scruffy rhinestoned pink boots; and much more.

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
except University holidays

Free and open to the public.

DeGolyer Library
Hillcrest Exhibit Hall
Fondren Library West
DeGolyer Library
Southern Methodist University
6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
January 19 -
July 08, 2018
Hung Liu In Print
Hung Liu In Print invites viewers to explore the relationship between the artist’s multi-layered paintings and the palpable, physical qualities of her works on paper. To make her prints, Liu (b. 1948) uses an array of printing and collage techniques, developing highly textured surfaces, veils of color, and screens of drip marks that transform the figures in each composition. Describing printmaking as “poetry,” she emphasizes the spontaneity of the layering process, which allows each image to build organically with each successive layer.

Before immigrating to California in 1984, Liu grew up during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution in China, where she worked alongside fieldworkers and trained as a painter. Adapting figures from historical Chinese photographs, Liu reimagines antique depictions of laborers, refugees, and prostitutes. Her multifaceted oeuvre probes the human condition and confronts issues of culture, identity, and personal and national history.

Best known as a painter, Liu ably translates the “weeping realism” that characterizes her canvases into the medium of prints. This focus exhibition highlights selected prints from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts as well as the artist’s related tapestry designs.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

Adults: $10.00
Visitors 65 & over: $8.00
Students: $8.00
NMWA members: Free
Youth 18 & under: Free

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 19 -
April 15, 2018
The Art of Collaboration
Featuring the Children's Books of Russell & Lillian Hoban
Richard Wright's Native Son on Stage & Screen
Studies in Creativity

The Art of Collaboration explores the excitement and power of separate elements combining to make things that are new, beautiful, strange, and memorable. Drawn from the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children’s Literature, the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters, and the Yale Collection of American Literature, this exhibition considers exemplary works and the archival stories of their making, revealing the creative—and sometimes destructive—tensions that are parts of artistic collaboration. The works on view—including plays, children’s books, novels, performance artworks, films, photographs, and more—demonstrate that collaboration itself is an art form. “+ The Art of Collaboration” comprises three discrete exhibitions, each installed in a separate section of the library’s exhibition space. Cases on the ground floor consider the much-beloved work of a husband-and-wife team in “The Children’s Books of Russell and Lillian Hoban.” A story of the complexity of collaborative adaptation is explored in the curved cases at the top of each staircase in “Richard Wright’s Native Son on Stage and Screen.” The jewel-box vitrines on the mezzanine feature 18 instances of American literary and artistic collaboration spanning more than 100 years in “Studies in Creativity.”

Mon 10am - 7pm
Tue - Thu 9am - 7pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat (Exhibitions only) 12pm - 5pm
Sun (Exhibitions only) 12pm - 4pm

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
January 19 -
March 31, 2018
OUR ANTHROPOCENE: ECO-CRISES
The Earth has existed for billions of years. Ice Ages have come and gone. Life forms have evolved and evaporated. During recent millennia, however, and particularly since the industrial revolution, Earth’s human inhabitants have increasingly shaped the natural history of our planet, through such factors as agriculture, construction, mining, and manufacturing. So profound have been the changes we have wrought that this epoch recently has been accepted as constituting a geological era, the Anthropocene. Today we suffer the accelerated effects of our impact. Climate change is causing devastating hurricanes, droughts, fires, floods, and erosion. These affect the habitats of flora and fauna as well as human environments and productivity, migration and conflict. Toxins, pollutants, and trace elements contaminate ecosystems and food supplies. Humans have precipitated the Earth’s sixth phase of mass extinction. The artists in this exhibition respond to the ecological crises of our Anthropocene, which we ignore at the peril of our own ecocide.

Artists Include: Alma Collective (Christoph Both-Asmus/Owanto/Robbin Ami Silverberg/Andreas Wengel/Hervé Youmbi), Thomas Baensch/Karin Dürr/Caroline Röckelein/Zoe Zin Moe, Sammy Baloji, Julie Dodd, Stephan Erasmus, Nuno Henrique, Daniel Knorr, Guy Laramée, Gideon Mendel, Barbara Milman, Heidi Neilson, Tara O’Brien, Sara Parkel, Susan Reynolds, Ian Van Coller, Shu-Ju Wang, Käthe Wenzel, Thomas Parker Williams, Michelle Wilson, Philip Zimmermann

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

Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 19 -
March 31, 2018
EMILY McVARISH: LAST YEAR AT DARK
Featuring McVarish’s most recent works, Lessons of Darkness and Last Year at Kew Gardens, this exhibition explores the space between books and other time-based media through typographic interpretation of musical form, sequential page composition, and filmed text. Source materials for the two books, as well as concrete translations of their texts into other formats, sketch a looping process of borrowed forms recast. Sources on display include Couperin’s 1714 Leçons de ténèbres, Hooker’s 1858 guide to Kew Gardens, and Robbe-Grillet’s 1962 screenplay for Last Year at Marienbad. Process documents and resulting projects show vocal lines becoming scores for textual and typographic composition and printed lines as moving image.

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

Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 19 -
June 03, 2018
Collecting the Women’s Marches
On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands rallied at the Women’s March on Washington for diverse issues including women’s rights, racial equality, and the environment. Counting more than 500 sister marches across the United States, it was the largest single-day protest in the nation’s history. As part of its History Responds program, the New-York Historical Society collected a range of artifacts, including signs, sashes, pussyhats, and colorful props, to document the moment. One year later, Collecting the Women’s Marches highlights some of the political and visual themes that emerged, as well as the efforts of individuals and groups that worked behind the scenes. An adjunct display of protest clothing by Olek (Agata Oleksiak), an artist who works in crochet, and Brick x Brick, a public art performance group, will be on view. Curated by Rebecca Klassen, assistant curator of material culture.

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
January 20 -
June 03, 2018
Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War
The exhibition features a selection of works donated to the Bruce Museum by Beverly and John W. Watling III.

The United States involvement in World War I lasted only a brief twenty months, from April 1917 to November 1918, but the nation’s military and propaganda strategies were of enormous consequence.

The variety of approaches which government agencies used to encourage wide-spread participation in the war effort was impressive, from the allure of artist Howard Chandler Christie’s young woman who, in a1917 poster, seductively proclaimed, “I WANT YOU FOR THE NAVY,” to the inquisitional tone of a war loan poster of the next year: “Are you 100% American? Prove it! Buy U.S. Government Bonds.” In the era of radio and film’s infancy, posters remained an essential medium for the public’s dreamlife, capable of nightmarish manipulation: in one of the iconic wartime posters from the Watling donation, artist Joseph Pennell in 1918 powerfully imagined a partially destroyed Statue of Liberty and New York City aflame in the background, with the plea, “That Liberty Shall Not Perish from the Earth/Buy Liberty Bonds/Fourth Liberty Loan.”

Featuring these works, as well as numerous other posters that combine image and text in ingenious, surprising, and sometimes disturbing combination, “Patriotic Persuasion” marks the centennial of American participation in the First World War. It is organized by Kenneth E. Silver, Bruce Museum Adjunct Curator of Art and Elizabeth Smith, Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow at the Bruce Museum (2017-2018).

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

Closed Mondays and major holidays: New Years Day, Easter, Independence Day

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT
Exhibit New England
January 22 -
27, 2018
MANUSCRIPTS OF THE MIDDLE AGES
Open to all interested parties, Les Enluminures will host a special exhibition in its gallery in New York. Included will be representative examples of all types of manuscripts from the Middle Ages: Books of Hours, Portable Bibles, Romances and Histories, Church Books for the Liturgy, and Documents. This is a good opportunity to learn just how diverse medieval manuscripts were during the medieval era and to experience their aesthetic beauty and historical interest.

Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm
(closed January 25th)

LES ENLUMINURES
23 East 73rd Street,
7th Floor Penthouse (near the corner of Madison)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 22 -
September 01, 2018
You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s
Discover the counterculture of the 1960s and 70s in this comprehensive exhibition at the Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street. Part of a citywide celebration of the 1960s, this exhibition explores the breadth and significance of this pivotal era—from communal living and forays into expanded consciousness to tensions around race, politics, sexuality, and the environment. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, include Timothy Leary’s notes on acid trips, footage of the Woodstock music festival, and posters used in protest against the Vietnam War.

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

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
NY Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St & Fifth Ave)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 24 -
March 16, 2018
FACING THE CAMERA
The exhibition presents nineteenth-century portraits by Duchenne de Boulogne, Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Carroll, J. B. Greene, Hill & Adamson, Nadar, and Vallou de Villeneuve, among others. Contemporary work by Adam Fuss and Vera Lutter is also included. Both are inspired by the early photographers and their work resonates with that of their forerunners

Portraiture is the most expressive application of the photographic art form. Since the dawn of photography artists have sought ways to capture the human likeness. Once achieved, photography has since challenged the ascendancy of the painted portrait.

The exhibition includes three rare 1862 albumen prints from glass negatives made circa 1856 by pioneering neurologist and physiologist Duchenne de Boulogne (1806-1875), the first scientist to explain that facial expressions were connected to human emotions through discrete muscle actions. The results of Duchenne’s experiments and collaboration with photographer Adrien Tournachon, illustrated in Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine, occupy a distinct place at the intersection of art and science.

Mon - Fri 12pm - 6pm

Open to the public

Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
962 Park Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 25 -
March 10, 2018
“A Conversation Larger Than the Universe”: Science Fiction and the Literature of the Fantastic from the Collection of Henry Wessells.
The first science fiction exhibition at the Grolier Club, "A Conversation Larger Than the Universe" displays books (many signed or inscribed by their authors), magazines, manuscripts, letters, and artwork dating from the mid-eighteenth century to the present.

2nd Floor Gallery
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 26 -
April 29, 2018
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
January 26 -
May 20, 2018
Peter Hujar: Speed of Life
With Speed of Life, the Morgan presents the first in-depth retrospective of the New York-based photographer Peter Hujar (1934–1987). Drawn from the extensive holdings of the artist’s work at the Morgan and from nine other collections, the exhibition and its catalog explore the artist’s full career, from his beginnings in the mid-1950s to his central role in the East Village art scene three decades later.

The exhibition opens at the Morgan in January 2018 after appearing at Fundacion MAPFRE, Barcelona, Spain, and the Fotomuseum The Hague, the Netherlands. The tour concludes in 2018 at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.

Hujar’s sharp, serene, square-format photographs confer gravity on the object of his attention, granting it an eternal moment’s pause within the rush of passing time. Hujar focused on the spark of encounter between himself and his subject, be it a goose, a lover, an underground theatrical performer, the dappled surface of the Hudson River, or the placid features of his own face.

In early adulthood Hujar worked as a studio assistant to magazine professionals and spent years in Italy with two successive partners, artists Joseph Raffael and Paul Thek. His short career in fashion photography ended in 1971, when Hujar decided the hustle of magazine work “wasn’t right for me.” After moving into a loft above a theater at Twelfth Street and Second Avenue in 1973, Hujar pursued a bohemian life of poverty, taking paying jobs only when necessary and focusing on the subjects that compelled him. In his book Portraits in Life and Death (1976) Hujar combined intimate portraits of his downtown coterie (painters, performers, choreographers, and writers) with studies of mummies in the Palermo Catacombs. Briefly a lover and then a mentor to the young artist David Wojnarowicz, in his final seven years Hujar continued chronicling a creative Downtown subculture running out of time in a fast-changing 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
January 27 -
May 28, 2018
The Medieval World at Our Fingertips: Manuscript Illuminations from the Collection of Sandra Hindman
This exhibition of nearly 30 manuscript illuminations travels through 400 years of the Middle Ages and across numerous countries in western Europe. Although often tiny in scale, these exquisite fragments from choir books, books of hours, and religious narratives offer a fascinating microcosm of medieval Europe, a world that extended from the sacred context of the great Gothic cathedrals to the cosmopolitan culture of the sunlit Italian courts.

This impressive and wide-ranging collection was assembled over a lifetime by Sandra Hindman. A noted medieval manuscript scholar and the founder of Les Enluminures, Hindman has generously given approximately one third of the exhibition’s illuminations to the Art Institute. The presentation celebrates her recent gift while also documenting her own journey as an innovative and imaginative teacher and student of the medieval book.

A richly illustrated book by Christopher de Hamel accompanies the exhibition. Hamel, a renowned authority on illuminated manuscripts, uses the Hindman miniatures as a starting point for reflections on the world of the Middle Ages.

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

Free Thursday Evenings
General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. throughout the year.

Galleries 204–204A
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
January 27 -
April 22, 2018
Opera in Print: Fin-de-siècle Posters from the Blum Collection
Opera is considered by many to be the ultimate combination of all art forms: a symphony orchestra in the pit, multiple solo singers and a full choir on stage, theater and drama in the acting and action, period dance and ballet, architecture in the sets, music composition, fashion in the costumes, literature in the libretto and storyline and graphic arts in the set painting and advertising. The Belle Epoque opera posters in this exhibition were intended to draw an audience into the opera house with a "taste" of what would be seen and heard there. One can almost hear the music while looking at the poster.

All of the posters in this exhibition come from a large gift by Murray and Nancy Ann Blum to the museum's collection.

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

Free & open to the public

George Ann & Boone Knox Gallery II
Geogia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athen, GA
Exhibit South
January 29 -
July 15, 2018
Vaudeville!
For more than a century, vaudeville was the most popular form of American entertainment and one of the country's largest cultural exports. Performances on the vaudeville stage included comic sketches, acrobatics, animal tricks, magic, blackface performance, celebrity appearances, early film, and more. Shows featuring immigrant acts, racial stereotypes, and frequent appeals to nationalism defined a complex and often problematic sense of American identity at the turn of the 19th century.

Explore vaudeville's influences from Roman mimes to the saloons of the American frontier. Learn what life on the road was like for the thousands of entertainers who traveled around the country performing in theatres that were part of a vast network of venues, and witness the mid-century revival of vaudeville's relevance in musical theatre, radio, film, television, and the internet. See artifacts related to some of Vaudeville's best-known performers—Harry Houdini, Mae West, W. C. Fields, Bert Williams, George M. Cohan, Burns & Allen, Tony Pastor, the Nicholas Brothers, Barbette, and more.

The exhibition features the Ransom Center's extensive holdings of Harry Houdini, Tony Pastor, and Florenz Ziegfeld, among others, to show the development of vaudeville's highly organized form and its long-lasting impact on contemporary film, television, and comedy.

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

Free admission

The Harry Ransom Center
21st and Guadalupe Streets
Austin, TX
Exhibit Southwest
January 30 -
April 08, 2018
Outcasts: Prejudice and Persecution in the Medieval World
Medieval manuscripts preserve stories of faith, romance, and knowledge, but their luxurious illuminations can reveal disturbing narratives as well. Often created for the privileged classes, such books nevertheless provide glimpses of the marginalized and powerless and reflect their tenuous place in society. Attitudes toward women, Jews and Muslims, the poor, those perceived as socially divergent, and foreign peoples beyond European borders can be discerned through caricature and polemical imagery as well as marks of erasure and censorship.

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

Parking lot opens 9:30 a.m.

Holiday closure:
January 1

Free admission

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West