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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
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
February 01, 2018 -
January 01, 2019
BRONTË 200 - MAKING THUNDER ROAR: EMILY BRONTË
Emily's Bicentenary Exhibition

Emily Brontë is one of the greatest writers in English literature, and yet very little is actually known about her. What we do know survives as fragments of information from the people who knew her best, while years of fascination by her biographers have introduced speculation and myth to fill the gaps in our knowledge. To mark the bicentenary of Emily Brontë’s birth, this exhibition invites a number of well-known Emily admirers to share their own fascination with her life and work. Specially commissioned contributions from Maxine Peake, Lily Cole and Helen Oyeyemi amongst others result in a thoughtprovoking selection of Emily’s possessions, writing and artwork as well as some of the well-loved household objects she used daily. These personal responses to Emily acknowledge the gaps in our understanding about this intriguing writer, but also encourage fresh perspectives on her life and work.

Daily 10am - 5pm

Free with admission to the Museum

Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street
Haworth, Keighley
West Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
March 06, 2018 -
February 03, 2019
Sappho to Suffrage: women who dared
Pirates and poets; suffragettes and explorers - this exhibition celebrates the achievements of women who dared to do the unexpected. Sappho to Suffrage showcases some of the Bodleian's most remarkable and treasured items.

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

Free admission

Related LECTURE: July 25th 5.00pm — 6.00pm
Speaker: Professor Patricia Fara
Lecture Theatre
Weston Library

Treasury, Weston Library
Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
April 06, 2018 -
January 20, 2019
“PICTURES OF THE YEAR: 75 YEARS OF THE WORLD’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY”
The exhibition is a groundbreaking photography show featuring seven decades of award-winning images from the archives of Pictures of the Year International (POYi), one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competitions. These images depict the people and events that have defined our times, capturing war and peace, disaster and triumph, and the social and cultural shifts that have shaped the past 75 years. The pictures were selected from POYi’s archive of more than 40,000 photos, tracing the evolution of photojournalism from World War II to today.

This exhibit celebrating the 75th year of POYi is the third collaboration between the Newseum and Pictures of the Year International since the Newseum opened on Pennsylvania Avenue in 2008. “Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” will include a public program to open the exhibit, a daylong lineup of programs and activities for a Photo Day event, programs and panel discussions with award-winning photographers throughout the run of the exhibit and more.

Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun 10am - 5pm

Adults, 19 - 64: $24.95 + tax
Seniors, 65 & older: $19.95 + tax
Youth, 7 - 18: $14.95 + tax
Children, 6 &d younger: Free
Prices subject to change without notice.

Discounts for military, college students, and AAA members are available only at our admissions desk with applicable ID (view details).

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
May 11, 2018 -
March 10, 2019
Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Silhouettes—cut paper profiles—were a hugely popular and democratic form of portraiture in the 19th century, offering virtually instantaneous likenesses of everyone from presidents to those who were enslaved. The exhibition “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now” explores this relatively unstudied art form by examining its rich historical roots and considering its forceful contemporary presence. The show features works from the Portrait Gallery’s extensive collection of silhouettes, such as those by Auguste Edouart, who captured the likenesses of such notable figures as John Quincy Adams and Lydia Maria Child, and at the same time, the exhibition reveals how contemporary artists are reimagining silhouettes in bold and unforgettable ways.

Highlights of the historical objects include a double-silhouette portrait of a same-sex couple and a rarely seen life-size silhouette of a nineteen-year-old enslaved girl, along with the bill of her sale from 1796. The featured contemporary artists are Kara Walker, who makes panoramic silhouettes of plantation life and African American history; Canadian artist Kristi Malakoff, who cuts paper to make life-size sculptures depicting a children’s Maypole dance; MacArthur-prize-winner Camille Utterback, who will present an interactive digital work that reacts to visitors’ shadows and movements; and Kumi Yamashita, who “sculpts” light and shadow with objects to create mixed-media profiles of people who are not there. With both historical and contemporary explorations into the silhouette, Black Out reveals new pathways between our past and present, particularly with regard to how we can reassess notions of race, power, individualism, and even, our digital selves.

Daily 11:30am - 7pm

Free admission

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
May 25, 2018 -
September 30, 2020
ENDURING IDEALS: ROCKWELL, ROOSEVELT, & THE FOUR FREEDOMS
The first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell's iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom of Want, and Freedom of Fear.

Rockwell, Roosevelt, & the Four Freedoms explores the indelible odyssey of humanity’s greatest ideals.

The notion of the Four Freedoms has inspired dozens of national constitutions across the globe, yet Franklin D. Roosevelt’s declaration that the United States was willing to fight for Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear—now considered a sublime moment in rhetorical history—did not turn out to be the immediate triumph envisioned by the President. As the nation found itself sliding ever closer to direct involvement in World War II, the underlying meaning of his words captured surprisingly little attention among Americans. Following his January 6, 1941, Annual Message to Congress, government surveys showed that only half of Americans were aware of FDR’s Four Freedoms and that less than a quarter could identify them correctly. Moreover, many had no clear idea why the United States was being called upon to enter the war.

It would take the continuous efforts of the White House, the Office of War Information, and scores of patriotic artists to give the Four Freedoms new life. Most prominent among those was Norman Rockwell, whose images became a national sensation in early 1943 when they were first published in The Saturday Evening Post. Roosevelt’s words and Rockwell’s artworks soon became inseparable in the public consciousness, with millions of reproductions publicizing the Second War Loan Drive bringing the Four Freedoms directly into American homes and workplaces. When Eleanor Roosevelt convinced United Nations delegates to include these ideals in its postwar statement of human rights, FDR’s words—now forever entwined with Rockwell’s images—achieved immortality.

Born amid the turmoil of World War II, the Four Freedoms have since become one of its greatest legacies, a testament to the paramount importance of human rights and dignity. Brought forward by one of America’s greatest presidents and immortalized by one of its most beloved artists more than seventy-five years ago, the Four Freedoms continue to inspire, resonating across generations as strongly today as they did in their time.

CO-PRESENTING MAY 25, 2018 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2018:
ROOSEVELT HOUSE (REIMAGINING THE FOUR FREEDOMS)

OCTOBER 13, 2018 - JANUARY 13, 2019:
THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
DEARBORN, MI


FEBRUARY 9, 2019 - MAY 6, 2019:
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
701 21st Street, NW
WASHINGTON, DC


JUNE 4, 2019 - OCTOBER 27, 2019:
Le Mémorial de Caen
Esplanade Général Eisenhower
CS 55026
14050 Caen Cedex 4
CAEN, FRANCE


DECEMBER 15, 2019 - MARCH 22, 2020:
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
1001 Bissonnet
HOUSTON, TEXAS


FALL 2020:
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
STOCKBRIDGE, MA


The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 15, 2018 -
June 02, 2019
Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
The 2018 installation of the Daguerreian Gallery celebrates the National Portrait Gallery’s golden anniversary by highlighting fifty years of daguerreotype collecting by the museum. Included will be portraits of such iconic figures as activist and reformer Dorothea Dix, entrepreneur and showman P. T. Barnum with Tom Thumb, Seneca Chief Governor Blacksnake, U.S. Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry, and artist Alfred Waud.

Daily 11:30am - 7pm

Free admission

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 29, 2018 -
August 31, 2019
Baseball Americana
Americans had been playing baseball long before they agreed on the rules or even settled on how to spell it.

Base-Ball (1787)
base-ball (1799)
base ball (1818)
Base Ball (1845)
baseball (1899)

They didn't always call it baseball either—in some places it was known simply as "town ball" or, more generically, "round ball." No matter what form it has taken, baseball—and its close fraternal twin, softball—has endured. But it hasn't stayed the same in anyone's lifetime. Former major leaguer and announcer Bob Uecker, on hearing the phrase "emotional distress" to describe poor hitting, observed, "When I played, they didn't use fancy words like that. They just said I couldn't hit."

Baseball Americana features items from the Library of Congress collections and those of its lending partners to consider the game then and now—as it relates to players, teams, and the communities it creates. Although baseball has stayed true to many of its customs, it has also broken with tradition through the invention, competition, and financial interests that still make it the most played sport in the country.

8:30am - 4:30pm

South Gallery, 2nd Floor
Library of Congress Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 29, 2018 -
January 13, 2019
The Valiant Adventures of Tawara Tōda
A medieval short story, re-told in elegant calligraphy and glittering images, the Tale of Tawara Tōda offers an engaging insight into Japan’s storytelling traditions. These three painted handscrolls document the exploits of tenth-century warrior Tawara Tōda (Fujiwara no Hidesato), whose tale of daring deeds blends history and legend, with an added dash of romance. Whether dispatching a giant centipede or defeating a nefarious rebel, our brave hero faces down his enemies with grace and cunning, to be richly rewarded with treasures untold.

This in-focus exhibition celebrates the triumphant return of the Chester Beatty’s mid-seventeenth century Tawara Tōda scrolls to Dublin following a three-year programme of painstaking conservation at the Restorient Studio in the Netherlands. This project, made possible with the generous support of Japan’s Sumitomo Foundation, ensures that generations to come will continue to be dazzled by the creepy creatures and fiendish foes in the Tale of Tawara Tōda.

Mar to Oct: Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Nov to Feb: Tue - Fri 10am - 5pm
(Closed Mondays)

Sat 11am - 5pm (All year)
Sun 1pm - 5pm (All year)

Closed 1 January; Good Friday; 24, 25 and 26 December; and Monday public holidays.

Free admission

Chester Beatty Library
Dublin Castle
Dublin, IRELAND
Exhibit International
July 15, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Sense of Humor
Humor may be fundamental to human experience, but its expression in painting and sculpture has been limited. Instead, prints, as the most widely distributed medium, and drawings, as the most private, have been the natural vehicles for comic content. Drawn from the National Gallery of Art’s collection, Sense of Humor celebrates this incredibly rich though easily overlooked tradition through works including Renaissance caricatures, biting English satires, and 20th-century comics. The exhibition includes major works by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Jacques Callot, William Hogarth, James Gillray, Francisco Goya, and Honoré Daumier, as well as later examples by Alexander Calder, Red Grooms, Saul Steinberg, Art Spiegelman, and the Guerrilla Girls.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 6pm

Free admission

West Building, Ground Floor
National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Avenue NW ((between 3rd & 9th Streets)
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 07, 2018 -
February 03, 2019
Art of Three Faiths: A Torah, a Bible, and a Qur’an
One of the most elaborately illuminated copies of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible created in the Middle Ages, the Rothschild Pentateuch is the first Hebrew manuscript to be added to the collection of the Getty Museum. Its acquisition allows the Getty for the first time to represent the medieval art of illumination in sacred texts of the three Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, founded in that order. These religions trace their belief in the singular God to a common patriarch, the figure of Abraham (Ibrahim). Practitioners of all three religions have been called people of the book for their shared belief in the primacy of the divine word as conveyed through sacred scripture. Copies of the Torah, Christian Bible, and Qur’an are among the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, represented in this exhibition by three remarkable examples.

Open daily 10am – 5:30pm
Closed Monday

Free admission

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
August 10, 2018 -
January 04, 2019
Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art
Pushing the Envelope features mail art selected from the collections of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.

Beginning in the 1960s, artists from around the world looked to the postal system as an alternative means of producing, distributing, and receiving art. Mail art (alternatively called “correspondence art” or “postal art”) emerged as a form of artistic practice in which an international network of participants use the mail to make art and share it with others. With letters, postcards, and packages—as well as material that tested the limits of what could be posted—mail artists circumvent traditional elite modes of display and distribution (such as museums and commercial galleries) in favor of the more accessible space of the modern post. Utilizing the commonness and interconnectedness of postal networks, they interrogated the inequities of the global art market and national regulations regarding culture and communications, creatively sidestepping the art market and, in many instances, eluding government censors. Examining how mail art has worked across divergent cultural circumstances—from McCarthy-era America, to Soviet Poland, to Chile under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet—this exhibition engages issues of circulation, collaboration, and community in and among specific national contexts during the second half of the twentieth century.

11:30am – 7pm

Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
The Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture, 1st floor
8th & F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 11, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance
The first major exhibition drawn from the Ransom Center's Edward Ruscha Papers and Art Collection. Featuring more than 150 objects, the exhibition presents Ruscha's celebrated books, photographs, drawings, and prints alongside unpublished archival production materials, layout sketches, and studio notebooks.

Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance examines the stages of conception, design, and production leading to the publication of Ruscha's groundbreaking artist's books, and provides audiences with an unprecedented look into Ruscha's creative process.

At the same time, Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance explores Ruscha's persistent engagement with the artifacts of American popular culture, including vernacular architecture, commercial signage, the iconography of the road, and the manufactured romance of Hollywood. The exhibition explores the ways in which the motifs introduced in those landmark books—motifs such as the gasoline station, the apartment building, the palm tree, and the swimming pool—have inspired later works in other media.

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

Free admission

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street (21st & Guadalupe Streets)
Austin, TX
Exhibit Southwest
August 18, 2018 -
March 03, 2019
Pre-Modern Bibles: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible
Biblical texts have changed in their format, in modes of interpretation, and in ways of presentation over the millennia. Included in this exhibition is the largest collection of original and facsimile biblical manuscripts ever assembled in West Texas.

The exhibition illustrates the evolution of the physical Bible, the development of scholarly methods of biblical analysis, and the refinement of multiple ways to convey biblical learning, often to people of limited literacy. The highlight of the exhibition is the creation, in Spain at the end of the Middle Ages, of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible with its elaborate multilingual printing press fonts.

The Complutensian Polyglot can be traced back to a university in north-central Spain, the Universidad Complutense at Alcalá de Henares which relocated to Madrid during the 19th century.

This renaissance university was the creation of Cardinal Francisco Ximénes (1436‒1517), a former hermit who became the chaplain of Christopher Columbus's patroness Queen Isabella of Castille. Ximénes was a statesmen and reformer who believed that a proper understanding of the Bible could lead to a reformed Christianity. To that end he diverted whatever funds he could gather into his new university whose major project would be to create an edition of the Bible that, thanks to the new printing press technology, could make the word of God available in all the major biblical source languages.

The first part of the exhibit will attempt to show how the material Bible came to exist as it does. The second part of the exhibit attempts to reveal not only the sophistication of pre-modern biblical scholarship but also how it relates to academic traditions today.

The final section of the exhibition will be devoted to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, whose pages are laid out to include bible passages in four columns in different languages: Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and Aramaic. The Complutensian Polyglot Bible will be presented as the culmination of a long tradition of themes related to multilingual, cross cultural, biblical scholarship, which will and demonstrate how the future was transformed by the technology of the printing press.

The exhibition features a variety of bibles and their colorful illuminations that focus on biblical scholarship over 1,000 years and its relationship to the development of western civilization in the middle ages.

Mon Closed
Tue - Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

Free admission

Museum of Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
Exhibit Southwest
August 23, 2018 -
March 31, 2019
Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection
Featuring more than 100 works from our collection, Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection explores a wide range of art-making, focusing on enduring political subjects—encompassing gender, race, and class—that remain relevant today. The exhibition’s intersectional feminist framework highlights artworks, in a plurality of voices, that aim to rally support or motivate action on behalf of a cause, or to combat stereotypes and dominant narratives. (This exhibition contains sexually explicit content. Viewer discretion is advised.)


Half the Picture draws its title from a 1989 Guerrilla Girls poster that declares, "You’re seeing less than half the picture without the vision of women artists and artists of color." Spanning almost one hundred years, the exhibition focuses on historical and contemporary work by more than fifty artists who combine message and medium to engage with political and social issues. Often radical and inspiring, these artists advocate for their communities, their beliefs, and their hopes for equality amid popular or state-supported opposition.

The exhibition showcases pointed artworks by Vito Acconci, Beverly Buchanan, Sue Coe, Renee Cox, Nona Faustine, Harmony Hammond, the Guerrilla Girls, Käthe Kollwitz, An-My Lê, Yolanda López, Park McArthur, Zanele Muholi, Philip Pearlstein, Wendy Red Star, Joan Semmel, Dread Scott, Nancy Spero, Betty Tompkins, Andy Warhol, the Artists’ Poster Committee of Art Workers Coalition, and Taller de Gráfica Popular, among many others.

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

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 31, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Spellbound: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft
Spellbinding stories, fascinating objects...from crystal balls and magic mirrors to witch bottles and curse poppets

Explore the history of magic over eight centuries in this immersive and thought-provoking exhibition. The intriguing objects on display show how our ancestors used magical thinking to cope with the unpredictable world around them. They range from the fantastical and macabre (a unicorn’s horn, a human heart encased in lead), the beautiful and mysterious (exquisitely engraved rings to bind a lover and medieval books of ritual magic), to the deeply moving confessions of women accused of witchcraft.

The exhibition asks us to examine our own beliefs and rituals, and aims to show how, even in this sceptical age, we still use magical thinking and why we might need a bit of magic in our lives.

To illuminate the links between past and present, specially commissioned works by contemporary artists provide dramatic responses to the themes of the show, conjuring demons, flames and the scuttling of malignant spirits.

adult £12.25
Ashmolean Members Free

Tue - Sun 10am – 5pm
Mon CLOSED

Open until 8pm on the last Friday of the month

Ashmolean
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
September 01, 2018 -
February 28, 2019
In Conversation: Will Wilson and Edward Curtis
In this free, focus exhibition that complements the temporary exhibition Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, contemporary photographer Will Wilson (Diné) presents an authentic, twenty-first century depiction of Indigenous culture through his photography, even allowing his subjects to choose the pose, clothing, props, and context of each photograph. This exhibition will also feature photographs from Edward Curtis, who traveled throughout the western United States between 1907 and 1930 to photograph traditions and cultures of Native American peoples. The photographs of Wilson and Curtis in conversation offer a chance to see different depictions of Native peoples and to think critically about how they have been portrayed in photography over the past century.

Sat & Sun 10am - 6pm
Mon 11am - 6pm
Wed - Fri 11am - 9pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR
Exhibit South
September 05, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Resplendent Illuminations: Books of Hours from the 13th to the 16th Century in Quebec Collections
This is the very first exhibition at the MMFA dedicated to the books of hours in medieval and Renaissance art offering a chance to discover an overlooked heritage through a remarkable selection of illuminations and bound manuscripts preserved in Quebec, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. Books of hours were created for lay people and were popularized by the Christian faithful. These manuscripts were, for the most part, personalized and illuminated with miniature paintings―or illuminations―illustrating the life of Christ, the saints or the Virgin Mary. They incorporated a calendar of holy and religious feasts, passages from the gospels and prayers. The result of significant academic research, this exhibition comprises more than 50 artifacts (leaves, complete manuscripts, prints), which offer a closer look of these treasures gathered from seven collections.

Mon, Tue, & Thu - Sat 10am - 5pm
Wed 10am - 9pm

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1380, Sherbrooke Street O
Montreal, QC
Exhibit International
September 07, 2018 -
March 03, 2019
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
The exhibition explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial quality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow.

Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights. It also examines the depth and breadth of opposition to black advancement. Art, artifacts, photographs, and media will help visitors explore these transformative decades in American history, and understand their continuing relevance today. Curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions, and Lily Wong, assistant curator.

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
September 07, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World
The Cincinnati Art Museum has been collecting Islamic calligraphy since the 1940s. These sumptuous works, with precisely articulated scripts that grace the page, explore the prominence and pervasiveness of calligraphy in the arts of the Islamic world.

Richly illuminated folios from poetic and historic manuscripts will be displayed alongside pages from the Qur’an, calligraphic practice sheets, and political decrees in Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World. Through the display of individual folios and complete manuscripts that date from the ninth through the twentieth century, the exhibition emphasizes the craftsmanship and skill evident in each work’s creation. One can appreciate the symbiotic balance between paper size, script, ornamentation, and illumination in works that originate from a myriad of countries; including Iran, Turkey, India, Spain, and Syria. Discovering Islamic calligraphy through this collection reveals how the art of the book functioned as a vehicle to convey knowledge, disseminate the word of God, and legitimize empire.

Collecting Calligraphy celebrates a recent gift from JoLynn and Byron Gustin, Cincinnati residents and active museum patrons. This significant gift adds to our strengths in the calligraphic arts, an artform long prized by Islamic cultures and which has flourished from the seventh century through the present.

Tue - Sun 11am - 5pm
Thu 11am – 8pm

Free admission

Gallery 124 & Gallery 125
The Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Gallery & Sara M. & Michelle Vance Waddell Gallery
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH
Exhibit Midwest
September 08, 2018 -
March 24, 2019
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50
This exhibition celebrates The Very Hungry Caterpillar, from its humble origins to one of the most iconic children’s books of all time. Published in 1969, the first edition was produced in Japan since printers in the U.S. could not affordably carry out the complex project of die-cut holes and irregularly-sized pages. With it, Carle transformed the traditional picture book into an interactive object, “a book you can play with, a toy you can read.”

A copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold somewhere in the world every thirty seconds! It has been translated into 62 languages, most recently Mongolian. Over the years, Carle has come to realize that his story is one of hope. “Like the caterpillar,” says Carle, “children will grow up and spread their wings.”

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

Adult $9
Youth (1-18), Student, Teacher, & Senior $6
Family (2 adults & 2 youth) $22.50

West Gallery
The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
September 08, 2018 -
February 03, 2019
Fantasies and Fairy Tales
Fantasies and Fairy Tales explores the role of fantasy and the recurrence of popular fairy tales, myths, and legends in the graphic arts in the years around 1900, incorporating select earlier examples as well as more recent works. Artists pushed the limits of their imaginations for different purposes. Fantasy was used to examine individual emotional and mental states, to visualize spiritual transcendence, and as a springboard for aesthetic experimentation and abstraction. Fairy tales, a public and shared form of fantasy, offered artists familiar narratives and characters they could use to explore individual fears and desires or collective hopes and dreams. Some works in this exhibition evoke a sense of terror and dread, while others offer a romantic vision of an invented or idealized past or focus on the enchantment of the world around us. In all these works, artists present a particular way of seeing that exceeds naturalistic representation.

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

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
September 13, 2018 -
January 20, 2019
THE MOON From Inner Worlds to Outer Space
From painting to virtual reality, superstition to science, myths to missions, fantasies to space colonies, join Louisiana on a trip to the Moon – into space and into ourselves. ARTnews has already called THE MOON the most intriguing show of the season.

This large-scale exhibition at Louisiana highlights the role, the importance and the fascinating power of the Moon. The exhibition presents more than 200 works and objects—and show how the round white disc is reflected in our art and cultural history. From Galileo's moon map to Norman Foster's plans for 3D-printed moon bases.

The exhibition mixes art, film, music, literature, architecture, cultural history, design and natural science into a vibrant and diverse portrait of our closest neighbor in the sky. We encounter the Moon as a fundamental symbol and as a goal of romantic and artistic longings, scientific inquiry, existential issues—and the urge for political expansion.

With this exhibition, Louisiana commemorates the imminent 50th anniversary of man's first steps on the Moon and also calls attention to a strong and renewed interest in the Moon both in art and as a springboard for a new Space Race with all its strategic and economic implications.

Tue - Fri 11am - 9pm
Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm
Holidays 11am - 5pm
Monday CLOSED

Adult 18+ DKK 125
Student DKK 110
Louisiana members free

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl. Strandvej 13
Humlebæk, SWEDEN
Exhibit International
September 14, 2018 -
February 16, 2019
Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico
This exhibition presents nearly fifty photographs by Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903–93), who played a critical role in Mexico’s modernist wave through her work as a photographer, educator, and curator. Picturing Mexico focuses on her personal artistic practice from the 1930s to the 1970s, when Álvarez Bravo traveled across the country producing iconic portraits of her fellow artists as well as lesser-known compositions that emphasize abstract form, pattern, and the play of light and shadow. Her pictures of people at work and at leisure, of buildings new and old, and of a diverse array of landscapes bring to life an era of profound transformation from the perspective of one of Mexico’s pioneering female photographers.

Wed, Thu & Sat 10am – 5pm
Fri, 10am – 8pm

Free admission

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO
Exhibit Midwest
September 18, 2018 -
January 16, 2019
Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy
For the last fifty years, artists have explored the hidden operations of power and the symbiotic suspicion between the government and its citizens that haunts Western democracies. Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy will be the first major exhibition to tackle this perennially provocative topic. It will trace the simultaneous development of two kinds of art about conspiracy.

The first half of the exhibition will comprise works by artists who hew strictly to the public record, uncovering hidden webs of deceit—from the shell corporations used by New York's largest private landlord, interconnected networks encompassing politicians, businessmen, and arms dealers. In the second part, other artists will dive headlong into the fever dreams of the disaffected, creating fantastical works that nevertheless uncover uncomfortable truths in an age of information overload and weakened trust in institutions.

Featuring seventy works by thirty artists in media ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, video, and installation art, from 1969 to 2016, Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy will present an alternate history of postwar and contemporary art that is also an archaeology of our troubled times.

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

Adults $25
Seniors (65 & over) $17
Students $12
Members & Patrons Free
Children (under 12) Free

4th Floor
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 21, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
From Ansel Adams to Infinity
Toward the end of his seven-decade career, the famed photographer Ansel Adams began focusing on his artistic legacy, writing an autobiography and issuing portfolios of his most famous and technically accomplished works.

Assisted by Carmel, Calif. gallery owner Maggi Weston, Adams reviewed more than 2,500 negatives of works originally made between 1923 and 1968 to issue a select group of prints representing his finest photographic accomplishments. Released in the early 1980s, these portfolios came to be known as the “Museum Set.” Collectors could purchase a large portfolio of 75 prints or choose their own group of 25 that Adams would print himself, with the stipulation the prints would eventually be donated to a museum or similar institution. One portfolio was acquired by the Stokes family of Hampton Roads who worked with Adams to select the works printed for the portfolio.

The Chrysler celebrates the donation of this portfolio with the exhibition From Ansel Adams to Infinity. Adams’ stunning black and white photographs of the Yosemite Valley and other dramatic Western sites are renowned for their unprecedented luminosity and tonal range, refinements Adams perfected through cutting edge photographic techniques and materials.

Ansel Adams stands at the pinnacle of 20th-century American photography. Inheriting much from the painters of the Hudson River School and 19th-century photographers, Adams carried forward their love of America’s landscape and their reverence for untamed nature into the 20th century. With their unprecedented luminosity and tonal range, his stunning images of the Yosemite Valley and other dramatic Western sites set new standards for black-and-white photography. Also an impassioned conservationist, Adams enlisted his sublime imagery in his lifelong efforts to preserve America’s unspoiled landscapes. The Chrysler’s exhibition includes all 25 works in the “Museum Set,” which covers the range of Adams’ career and highlights several locations, including Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada, the San Francisco Bay and the Colorado Plateau.

The landscapes that commanded Adams’ interest have also inspired a new generation of artists, and the show will explore Adams’ legacy by including works by contemporary photographers who investigate his photographic ideals. Photographer Abelardo Morell reconsiders America’s iconic natural sites by using a unique tent camera that projects a landscape down onto the ground, which he then photographs, making an unexpected connection between the image and the land. Also considering the connection between image and land, photographer Matthew Brandt uses materials from the sites he photographs in the processing of his images, leaving physical traces in his resulting photographic prints. Using traditional photographic techniques, David Benjamin Sherry makes impossibly colorful landscapes that seem both otherworldly and intensely familiar. Penelope Umbrico re-photographs works by well-known landscape photographers like Adams and processes them through a variety of commercially available iPhone camera apps, allowing the flow of digital output to disrupt our perception of and assumptions about the photographic “masters.” Additional artists include Christa Blackwood, David Emitt Adams, Florian Maier-Aichen and Millee Tibbs

Sun 12pm - 5pm
Mon CLOSED
Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm

Chrysler Museum of Art
One Memorial Place
Norfolk, VA
Exhibit South
September 21, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Audubon in the Exotic West: the North American Quadrupeds
Best known for his groundbreaking work in The Birds of America series, the noted artist and naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851) traveled up the Missouri River to undertake a second, equally ambitious project – creating a definitive study of the mammals of North America.

Audubon in the Exotic West showcases the elaborate and detailed lithographs of famed naturalist John James Audubon. This exhibition features prints from Audubon’s last work, the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. The exhibition is comprised of 107 stone lithograph prints from the Imperial Folio and Octavo editions, highlighting the full range of Audubon’s unique artistic style.

Over a seven-month period of travel in 1843 and the result of years of endless study, Audubon produced the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, an outstanding achievement in natural history and the most important book on American animals created in the 19th century.

The book was produced as a collaborative effort between Audubon, his family, and close friend, John Bachman. Bachman, of Charleston, South Carolina, wrote the text for the volumes, including detailed descriptions of each animal, while his sister in law, Maria Martin painted the backgrounds for the works. Audubon’s sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, also assisted their father, collecting specimens and overseeing financials; ultimately, John Woodhouse even took over painting after his father’s death in 1851.

9am - 5pm

The Rockford Museum
111 Cedar Street
Corning, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 22, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic
Get ready for an adventure with your favorite bear

The beloved teddy bear at the center of Winnie-the-Pooh, first published in 1926 and translated into more than 50 languages, is one of the most famous children’s book characters of all time. This exhibition traces the history and universal appeal of the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard through nearly 200 works drawn primarily from the archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Presented in a truly immersive display, the original drawings, letters, photographs, and early editions, along with whimsical ephemera, take visitors on a journey exploring how the stories of Pooh and his friends Eeyore, Kanga and Roo, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, and Christopher Robin have stood the test of time and continue to delight generations of readers around the world.

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

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Children 6 and under Free
Youths 7–17* Free / $10*
Students (18+)** $23**

*Youths 7–17 admitted free weekends, weekdays after 3 pm, 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.

Gallery 184
Lois B. & Michael K. Torf Gallery
Avenue of the Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
September 28, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works
In 1843 Anna Atkins began producing Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, the first book to be printed and illustrated using photography. Today, 175 years later, her landmark project—compelling in its fusion of science and art, its modernity, and its realization by a woman in an age marked by the feats of men—remains a touchstone for viewers and makers alike. This exhibition brings together a diversity of works by 19 contemporary artists whose respective practices attest to the wide reach and generative nature of Atkins’s continuing legacy.

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

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St & Fifth Ave)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 28, 2018 -
March 17, 2019
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
This exhibition is the first major retrospective ever organized for an artist born into slavery, and the most comprehensive look at Bill Traylor’s work to date.

Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) is regarded today as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. A black man born into slavery in Alabama, he was an eyewitness to history: the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Migration, and the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South. Traylor would not live to see the civil rights movement, but he was among those who laid its foundation. Starting around 1939—by then in his late eighties and living on the streets of Montgomery—Traylor made the radical steps of taking up pencil and paintbrush and attesting to his existence and point of view. The paintings and drawings he made are visually striking and politically assertive; they include simple yet powerful distillations of tales and memories as well as spare, vibrantly colored abstractions. When Traylor died in 1949, he left behind more than one thousand works of art.

The simplified forms of Traylor’s artwork belie the complexity of his world, creativity, and inspiring bid for self-definition in a segregated culture. Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor situates Traylor as the only known artist enslaved at birth to make a significant body of drawn and painted work. His compelling imagery charts the crossroads of radically different worlds—rural and urban, black and white, old and new—and reveals how one man’s visual record of African American life gives larger meaning to the story of his nation.

Open Daily 11:30am – 7pm

Free admission

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th Street & F Street NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 28, 2018 -
March 03, 2019
Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle
Marciano Art Foundation is pleased to announce the third MAF Project in the Theater Gallery, a solo exhibition of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

This exhibition is Ai’s first major institutional exhibition in Los Angeles and will feature the new and unseen work Life Cycle (2018) – a sculptural response to the global refugee crisis. The exhibition will also present iconic installations Sunflower Seeds (2010) and Spouts (2015) within the Foundation’s Theater Gallery.

On view for the first time in the Black Box, Life Cycle (2018) references the artist’s 2017 monumental sculpture Law of the Journey, Ai’s response to the global refugee crisis, which used inflatable, black PVC rubber to depict the makeshift boats used to reach Europe. In this new iteration, Life Cycle depicts an inflatable boat through the technique used in traditional Chinese kite-making, exchanging the PVC rubber for bamboo.

Suspended around the boat installation are figures crafted from bamboo and silk. In 2015, Ai began creating these figures based on mythic creatures from the Shanhaijing, or Classic of Mountains and Seas. The classic Chinese text compiles mythic geography and myth; versions of the Shanhaijing have existed since the 4th century B.C. These works are crafted in Weifang, a Chinese city in Shandong province with a tradition of kite-making dating back to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).

Windows (2015), which hangs along the perimeter of the Black Box, draws from Chinese mythology, the tales and illustrations of the Shanhaijing, the history of 20th-century art, and the life and works of the artist. The vignettes feature a dense mix of biographical, mythological, and art historical references to craft a contemporary story. Similar to chapters in a book, or acts in a play, the various scenes include the mythological creatures of the Shanhaijing alongside bamboo versions of Ai’s earlier works, such as Template and Bang, and homages to Marcel Duchamp and Jasper Johns. A central theme running through the ten vignettes is freedom of speech and Ai’s efforts in defending it. Motifs recurring in Ai’s practice—the bicycle, the alpaca, symbols of state surveillance and control—are repeated and multiplied.

Thu 11am – 5pm
Fri 11am – 5pm
Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 11am – 5pm
Mon, Tue & Wed CLOSED

Free admission

The Marciano Art Foundation
4357 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
September 29, 2018 -
January 05, 2019
Ai Weiwei: Zodiac
Jeffrey Deitch will open his Los Angeles gallery with Zodiac, a museum-scale exhibition of new and historic works by Ai Weiwei. Along with concurrent shows at the Marciano Art Foundation and UTA Artist Space, this will be the artist’s first project in Los Angeles.

Tue – Sat 11am – 7pm

Jeffrey Deitch Gallery
925 N. Orange Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
October 05, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Journey to where magic and myth began!

Capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories, Harry Potter: A History of Magic unveils century-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society—with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives. From medieval descriptions of dragons and griffins to the origins of the sorcerer’s stone, explore the subjects studied at Hogwarts and see original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling as well as Harry Potter illustrator Jim Kay.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, see cover artwork designed by illustrator Brian Selznick for the 20th anniversary edition of the Harry Potter series, published by Scholastic in June 2018. Plus, view Mary GrandPré’s illustrations created for Scholastic’s original editions of the novels—on display to the public for the first time—as well as costumes and set models from the award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The exhibition is accompanied by a special audio tour featuring the voice of actress Natalie Dormer—available to ticketholders as a free Audible download—providing in-depth content on the objects on view.

Tue – Thu 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 9pm
Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 10am – 5pm
Mon CLOSED

170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 06, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Churchill's Shakespeare
A towering leader during World War II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill was also a lifelong admirer of Shakespeare. Compelling materials from Cambridge’s Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill’s home Chartwell, and the Folger collection show the man himself and trace Shakespeare’s influence on his speeches and ideas.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun noon - 5pm

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 06, 2018 -
January 21, 2019
Architects of a Golden Age
Highlights from The Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection

Documenting one of the most creative and influential periods in Southern California architecture, “Architects of a Golden Age” spotlights about 20 original drawings and plans selected from The Huntington’s important Southern California architecture collection. Depictions of elegant, powerful, whimsical, and iconic buildings tease out the story of a place and time (1920 to 1940) that was ripe for architectural innovation—with rapid growth and the arrival of new talent from other parts of the U.S. The exhibition highlights renderings that helped bring into existence some of the most extraordinary buildings in the greater Los Angeles area, including Downtown L.A.’s Union Station, Mayan Theater, Stock Exchange building, and Chinatown structures, as well as seminal examples of the California Bungalow.

The Huntington’s focus on collecting architectural documentation coincided with the inception of Los Angeles’s preservation movement, which sprang into action around 1978, when there was a dire need to rescue the records of local architects as archives were being destroyed and buildings demolished to make way for redevelopment. The Huntington, with an existing strong foundation of rare architecture book holdings and Californiana, joined in the cause and committed to collecting these records. In the last 40 years, the collection has grown to a trove of thousands of plans, renderings, photographs, and project records.

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

Library, West Hall
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
October 07, 2018 -
January 13, 2019
Charles White: A Retrospective
“Art must be an integral part of the struggle,” Charles White insisted. “It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. … It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.” Over the course of his four-decade career, White’s commitment to creating powerful images of African Americans—what his gallerist and, later, White himself described as “images of dignity”—was unwavering. Using his virtuoso skills as a draftsman, printmaker, and painter, White developed his style and approach over time to address shifting concerns and new audiences. In each of the cities in which he lived over the course of his career—Chicago, New York, and, finally, Los Angeles—White became a key figure within a vibrant community of creative artists, writers, and activists.

White’s far-reaching vision of a socially committed practice attracted promising young artists, including many artists of color, and he became one of the 20th century’s most important and dedicated teachers. Acclaimed contemporary artists David Hammons and Kerry James Marshall were among his many students: as Marshall reflected, “Under Charles White’s influence I always knew that I wanted to make work that was about something: history, culture, politics, social issues. … It was just a matter of mastering the skills to actually do it.”

Charles White: A Retrospective is the first major museum survey devoted to the artist in over 30 years. The exhibition charts White’s full career—from the 1930s through his premature death in 1979—with over 100 works, including drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, illustrated books, record covers and archival materials.

10:30am – 5:30pm

Please enter at 18 West 54 Street.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
Manhattan, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 09, 2018 -
April 20, 2019
Crossing Boundaries: Art // Maps
When the imaginative journeys of contemporary artists incorporate elements from a cartographer’s toolkit, these borrowings can add narrative, semi-narrative or abstract depth to a work of art. To offer comparison and commentary to encourage exploration of each artwork, maps from several centuries have been selected from the collection of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. Our intention in presenting these juxtapositions is to cross the traditional boundaries of art and cartography to stimulate fresh appreciation of both media.

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

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Copley Square
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
October 12, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
Commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein—a classic of world literature and a masterpiece of horror—a new exhibition at the Morgan shows how Mary Shelley created a monster. It traces the origins and impact of her novel, which has been constantly reinterpreted in spinoffs, sequels, mashups, tributes and parodies. Shelley conceived the archetype of the mad scientist, who dares to flout the laws of nature, and devised a creature torn between good and evil. Her monster spoke out against injustice and begged for sympathy while performing acts of shocking violence. In the movies, the monster can be a brute pure and simple, yet he is still an object of compassion and remains a favorite on stage and screen.

For the first time it will be possible to view art and artifacts (including comic books, film posters, publicity stills, and movie memorabilia) that explain how Frankenstein caught the popular imagination in the course of two hundred years. Portions of the original manuscript will be on display along with historic scientific instruments and iconic artwork such as Henry Fuseli’s Nightmare, a six-sheet poster advertising the Boris Karloff movie in 1931, and the definitive portrait of the author. The modern myth of Frankenstein is based on a long cultural tradition, also recounted in the exhibition with a vivid display of books, manuscripts, posters, prints, and paintings.

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

Free Friday Evenings, 7pm –9pm

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 13, 2018 -
January 13, 2019
ENDURING IDEALS: ROCKWELL, ROOSEVELT, & THE FOUR FREEDOMS
The first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell's iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom of Want, and Freedom of Fear.

Rockwell, Roosevelt, & the Four Freedoms explores the indelible odyssey of humanity’s greatest ideals.

The notion of the Four Freedoms has inspired dozens of national constitutions across the globe, yet Franklin D. Roosevelt’s declaration that the United States was willing to fight for Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear—now considered a sublime moment in rhetorical history—did not turn out to be the immediate triumph envisioned by the President. As the nation found itself sliding ever closer to direct involvement in World War II, the underlying meaning of his words captured surprisingly little attention among Americans. Following his January 6, 1941, Annual Message to Congress, government surveys showed that only half of Americans were aware of FDR’s Four Freedoms and that less than a quarter could identify them correctly. Moreover, many had no clear idea why the United States was being called upon to enter the war.

It would take the continuous efforts of the White House, the Office of War Information, and scores of patriotic artists to give the Four Freedoms new life. Most prominent among those was Norman Rockwell, whose images became a national sensation in early 1943 when they were first published in The Saturday Evening Post. Roosevelt’s words and Rockwell’s artworks soon became inseparable in the public consciousness, with millions of reproductions publicizing the Second War Loan Drive bringing the Four Freedoms directly into American homes and workplaces. When Eleanor Roosevelt convinced United Nations delegates to include these ideals in its postwar statement of human rights, FDR’s words—now forever entwined with Rockwell’s images—achieved immortality.

Born amid the turmoil of World War II, the Four Freedoms have since become one of its greatest legacies, a testament to the paramount importance of human rights and dignity. Brought forward by one of America’s greatest presidents and immortalized by one of its most beloved artists more than seventy-five years ago, the Four Freedoms continue to inspire, resonating across generations as strongly today as they did in their time.


FEBRUARY 9, 2019 - MAY 6, 2019:
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
701 21st Street, NW
WASHINGTON, DC


JUNE 4, 2019 - OCTOBER 27, 2019:
Le Mémorial de Caen
Esplanade Général Eisenhower
CS 55026
14050 Caen Cedex 4
CAEN, FRANCE


DECEMBER 15, 2019 - MARCH 22, 2020:
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
1001 Bissonnet
HOUSTON, TEXAS


FALL 2020:
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
STOCKBRIDGE, MA


THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI
Exhibit Midwest
October 13, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper
Co-organized by the Frick in collaboration with four other American museums, this major exhibition presents the full breadth of de Borchgrave’s exploration of historical costume through contemporary paper sculpture. If you’ve never seen the artist’s work, you will be delighted by these breathtaking, life-size renditions of historic clothing created completely from artfully painted, pleated, crumpled, and manipulated paper.

From replicas of Renaissance Italian gowns to recreations of the fantastical modernist costumes of the Ballet Russes, Isabelle de Borchgrave’s work is meticulously crafted and astonishingly beautiful. The artist’s interest in creating paper costumes was sparked by a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1994, where she found herself inspired by the historic costumes on display. Back in her studio, she began to experiment with creating renditions of the pieces in paper. Since then, de Borchgrave’s paper costumes have been featured in major exhibitions around the world.

This immersive exhibition celebrates the breadth of de Borchgrave’s work with costume and fashion history and is designed to introduce her work to a wider audience. De Borchgrave’s paper sculptures are masterpieces of trompe l’oeil—even upon close inspection it is often difficult to discern that the costumes are made of paper. At the Frick, de Borchgrave’s work will be exhibited throughout the museum, creating a dialogue with the museum’s collection. Joining the exhibition will be the Frick’s recently commissioned piece inspired by one of our best-known masterpieces—Peter Paul Rubens’ Portrait of Charlotte- Marguerite de Montmorency, Princess of Condé.

The exhibition will include examples from all the artist’s major series, beginning with her exploration of 300 years of fashion history in the works created for Papiers à la Mode. The works from her Splendors of the Medici series are inspired by Italian Renaissance costumes portrayed in Old Master paintings. Her next series, The World of Mariano Fortuny explored the work of the iconoclastic Spanish fashion designer, famously based in Venice, and her most recent series, Les Ballet Russes features fantastical modernist costumes designed by artists like Picasso, Bakst, and Matisse. The Frick’s recent commission will be the only new piece included in the exhibition.

Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
Fri 10am - 9pm
Mon CLOSED

Members- Free
Adult non-members $15
Senior/Student/Military $13
Youth 6–16 $8
Youth 5 and under free

The Frick Art Museum
7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 13, 2018 -
January 13, 2019
Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art
Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles

Formed over the past two decades, the collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles is exceptional in its quality and breadth, and unique in that it is deeply informed by classical Japanese taste as well as welcoming of idiosyncratic departures from the canon. Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art focuses on one of the great strengths of the Cowleses’ holdings: visual art closely tied to poetic traditions. Poetry, painting, and calligraphy have always been deeply intertwined in East Asia, but in Japan the nature and meaning of those relationships have evolved over time, responding to larger cultural changes. The artworks in this exhibition, spanning the eighth to 20th centuries, illuminate the central role of poetry in the visual arts across time and in diverse social contexts.

Tue, Wed, Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm
Thu & Fri 10am – 8pm
Mon Closed

Free Members
$20 Adults
$17 Seniors 62+, College Students
Free Children 17 & under

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
Exhibit West
October 14, 2018 -
January 20, 2019
The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
Location TBA

Chiaroscuro woodcuts—color prints made from the successive printing of multiple blocks—flourished in 16th-century Italy, interpreting designs by leading masters such as Raphael, Parmigianino, and Titian, while boasting extraordinary craft and their own, often striking palette. However, they remain among the least understood phenomena: exactly how were chiaroscuros created, in what sequence were they printed, and why? Based upon the most beautiful impressions in American and British collections, extensive new research, and far-reaching interpretations, this exhibition explains the chiaroscuro woodcut as an essential phenomenon, and one of the most beautiful, in the history of printmaking.

Other venues: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 15–September 16, 2018

Free admission

National Gallery of Art
6th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 19, 2018 -
February 19, 2019
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms
A landmark exhibition on the history, art, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England

Spanning six centuries, from the eclipse of Roman Britain to the Norman Conquest, highlights from the British Library’s outstanding collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts will be presented alongside a large number of exceptional loans at Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms, our major exhibition opening in autumn 2018.

The Codex Amiatinus, one of three giant single-volume Bibles made at the monastery at Wearmouth-Jarrow in the north-east of England in the early eighth century and taken to Italy as a gift for the Pope in 716, will be returning to England for the first time in more than 1300 years, on loan from Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence. It will be displayed with the St Cuthbert Gospel, also made at Wearmouth-Jarrow around the same time, and acquired by the British Library in 2012.

We will be displaying a number of major objects from the Staffordshire Hoard, found in 2009, including the pectoral cross and the inscribed gilded strip, on loan from Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent City Councils. Bringing together the four principal manuscripts of Old English poetry for the first time, the British Library’s unique manuscript of Beowulf will be displayed alongside the Vercelli Book on loan from the Biblioteca Capitolare in Vercelli, the Exeter Book on loan from Exeter Cathedral Library, and the Junius Manuscript on loan from the Bodleian Library.

The exhibition will also include Domesday Book, which records unparalleled evidence of the English landscape and the Anglo-Saxons’ sophisticated tax-collection system. Domesday Book will be on loan from the National Archives.

PACCAR Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
October 19, 2018 -
February 17, 2019
Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins
Anna Atkins (1799–1871) came of age in Victorian England, a fertile environment for learning and discovery. Guided by her father, a prominent scientist, Atkins was inspired to take up photography, and in 1843 began making cyanotypes—a photographic process invented just the year before—in an effort to visualize and distribute information about her collection of seaweeds. With great daring, creativity, and technical skill, she produced Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, the first book to be illustrated with photographs, and the first substantial application of photography to science. Ethereal, deeply hued, and astonishingly detailed, the resulting images led her and her friend Anne Dixon to expand their visual inquiry to flowering plants, feathers, and other subjects. This exhibition draws upon more than a decade of careful research and sets Atkins and her much-admired work in context, shedding new light on her productions and showcasing the distinctive beauty of the cyanotype process, which is still used by artists today.

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

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St & Fifth Ave)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 19, 2018 -
April 28, 2019
Gift of a Lifetime: Treasures from Chester Beatty’s Collection
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty’s magnificent bequest, Gift of a Lifetime presents a choice selection of masterpieces from this unique collection. An internationally successful mining magnate and generous philanthropist, Beatty was one of the most prolific and discerning collectors of his generation. From his early years in New York, through his career in London and travels overseas, Beatty acquired rare books, manuscripts and decorative arts of the highest quality and rarity from Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Following his retirement, Beatty brought these collections to Ireland, later placing them in trust to the nation on his death in 1968. From objects of the greatest beauty crafted for powerful rulers to treasures tracing the history of world religions, the artworks drawn together in this exhibition and accompanying catalogue capture the breadth and wonder of this exceptional legacy: a gift to the nation, for Ireland to share with the world.

Mar to Oct: Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Nov to Feb: Tue - Fri 10am - 5pm
(Closed Mondays)

Sat 11am - 5pm (All year)
Sun 1pm - 5pm (All year)

Closed 1 January; Good Friday; 24, 25 and 26 December; and Monday public holidays.

Free admission

Chester Beatty Library
Dublin Castle
Dublin, IRELAND
Exhibit International
October 20, 2018 -
February 24, 2019
Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill
This exhibition brings back to Strawberry Hill some of the most important masterpieces in Horace Walpole’s famous and unique collection for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Horace Walpole’s collection was one of the most important of the 18th century. It was dispersed in a great sale in 1842. For the first time in over 170 years, Strawberry Hill can be seen as Walpole conceived it, with the collection in the interiors as he designed it, shown in their original positions.

Mon – Fri 12pm - 6pm (Late opening until 10pm on Fridays)
Sat & Sun 11am - 6pm
Final entry one hour before closing.

Strawberry Hill House & Garden
268 Waldegrave Road
Twickenham, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
October 21, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards
The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. More than thirty artists are showcased, including Ashley Bryan, Bryan Collier, Pat Cummings, Ekua Holmes, Floyd Cooper, Kadir Nelson, Jerry Pinkney, Faith Ringgold, and Javaka Steptoe.

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

Adult $9
Youth (1-18), Student, Teacher, & Senior $6
Family (2 adults & 2 youth) $22.50

East Gallery
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
October 22, 2018 -
March 01, 2019
In the School of Wisdom: Persian Bookbinding, ca. 1575-1890
Following the introduction of lacquer-painting in the 15th century, bookbindings became a rejuvenated site for creative expression in Iran. ‘In the School of Wisdom’ presents over thirty examples, representing the diversity of the art as it developed from the late Safavid to Qajar eras and contextualizing it within a changing landscape of libraries and book culture.

9am - 9pm

Rare Book & Manuscript Library (6th Floor East)
Chang Octagon Exhibition Room
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library
535 W. 114 Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 24, 2018 -
February 24, 2019
EDWARD BURNE-JONES
The last of the Pre-Raphaelites, Burne-Jones is synonymous with a refined and spiritualised style of beauty

From being an outsider in British art, and spending much of his life in isolation, Burne-Jones (1833–1898) became a key figure in the art world at the end of the 19th century and a pioneer of the symbolist movement.

He challenged society by disengaging his art from the modern world, offering a parallel universe based on myth, legend and the Bible. Working in a wide range of materials, he pioneered a radical new approach to narrative in works created for both public and intimate settings.

This exhibition is London’s first major retrospective of the artist's work for over 40 years, and showcases 150 works in different media, including painting, stained glass and tapestry, all of which foreground Burne-Jones's belief in the redemptive power of art.

Members free

Mon - Sun 10.00 – 18.00

Tate Britain
Millbank
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
October 26, 2018 -
April 07, 2019
Structured Visions: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford
Fascinated by the purified geometry of man-made things, Ralston Crawford (1906–1978) worked in a consistently formal, or abstract, manner across a variety of mediums. His photographs provide an essential look at a vital era of abstraction in American art, and at the cultural scenes and subjects from which that creative sensibility arose.

Crawford used the camera as a tool of both documentary and artistic expression. Some photographs served as studies for later paintings or prints. Most, however, were created and appreciated purely as photographs. His subjects ranged from urban and industrial themes to ships and sailing, jazz, the people and culture of New Orleans, bullfighting and religious processions in Spain, and the destructive power of the atomic bomb.

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

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Exhibit Midwest
October 26, 2018 -
March 10, 2019
Napoleon: Power and Splendor
Napoleon: Power and Splendor marks the first exploration of the majesty and the artistic, political and ideological significance of Napoleon’s imperial court from Napoleon’s self-appointment as First Consul in 1799 to his abdication in 1814. The Imperial Household was a key institution during Napoleon’s reign. It was responsible for the daily lives of the Imperial family and the day-to-day existence of former general Bonaparte, who became Emperor Napoleon.

The exhibition aims to re-create the ambiance and capture the spirit that prevailed in the French court during the Empire. A selection of works, most of which have never before been exhibited in North America, will reveal the power and splendor of the Imperial Household and its role in fashioning a monarchic identity for the new emperor, his family and loyal entourage.

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

$18 Admission

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Exhibit Midwest
October 29, 2018 -
March 24, 2019
Clouds and Gold Dust: Decorated Papers from the Ettinghausen Collection
One of the distinctive features of manuscripts from Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Mughal and Deccani India is the frequent use of decorative techniques in the borders and even on the written surface of the book's pages. Clouds and Gold Dust: Decorated Papers from the Ettinghausen Collection will present works on paper, enhanced with marbling, gold sprinkling, stenciled designs, and decoupage, alone or in combination with one another or with illumination. Ranging from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, the thirty-three folios on view reveal an endless variety of patterns and embellishments, surrounding elegantly penned poetic verses and, eventually, forming freestanding images.

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

Adults $25
Seniors (65 & over) $17
Students $12
Members & Patrons Free
Children (under 12) Free

Gallery 458
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 01, 2018 -
January 15, 2019
Goldman & Lee: Shadow & Color
Works of Jane Goldman & Jim Lee

Inaugural Reception:
Thu, Nov 1st 5:30pm - 7pm

Bromer Gallery
607 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
November 02, 2018 -
May 27, 2019
Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean
Contemporary artist Betye Saar has shaped the development of assemblage art in the United States, particularly as a device to illuminate social and political concerns. A key figure in the Black Arts Movement and the feminist art movement of the 1960-70s, Saar’s distinct vision harmonizes the personal and the political. Over the years, Saar has transformed the representation of African Americans in American culture by recycling and reclaiming derogatory images such as Aunt Jemimas, Uncle Toms, sambos, and mammies to confront the continued racism in American society and create representations of strength and perseverance. This exhibition focuses on one facet of her work—washboards—created between 1997 and 2017.

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
November 03, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Holidays & Snowdays: Illustrations for 3 Children's Books
Everyone has favorite memories of those delightfully illustrated stories we take off the bookshelves at special times of the year. For the coming holidays and snowdays, the Brandywine presents work by three highly talented artists who have recently envisioned additions to that seasonal library.

Caldecott medalist Beth Krommes gives us the beauty of an unexpected snow storm. James Ransome, winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, sets a traditional holiday story in the jazz-inspired Harlem of the 1920s. And Matthew Trueman depicts an unlikely twosome to illustrate the spirit of Hanukkah. There’s a variety of media, from scratchboard to collage, a celebration of color, and a gallery of seasonal cheer.

Work featured in the exhibition illustrates these books:

Before Morning, written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Beth Krommes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016)

The Nutcracker in Harlem, written by T. E. McMorrow and illustrated by James Ransome (HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2017)

Simon and the Bear, a Hanukkah Tale, written by Eric A. Kimmel and illustrated by Matthew Trueman (Disney Hyperion, 2014)

Open daily 9:30am – 5pm

$18 adults
$15 seniors (65+)
$6 students with ID & children ages 6-18
Free for children ages five & under & members of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art

Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 03, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XIV
Celebrate the newest exhibition of the MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowships Series! Experience the exciting new work of this year’s recipients: printmaker and book artist Cathy Ryan; artist Ioana Stoian; paper maker and social practice artist Peng Wu; and installation artist Jammo Xu.

Mon – Sat 9:30am - 6:30pm
Tue 9:30am - 9pm
Sun noon - 4pm

Opening Reception: Fri, Nov 9th 6pm - 8pm

Free & open to the public

MCBA Main Gallery
1st floor, Open Book building
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN
Exhibit Midwest
November 03, 2018 -
March 31, 2019
The Little House: Her Story
2017 marked the 75th anniversary of the publication of the children’s book The Little House, written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968). In recognition of that milestone, for the past two years the Cape Ann Museum has been pleased to collaborate with Gallery A4 at the Takenaka Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, creating an exhibition exploring Burton’s extraordinary career and legacy. The Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester, the University of Minnesota, the Burton-Demetrios family and the Tokyo Children’s Library also contributed to the project. The exhibition that resulted from this partnership featured archival material and a model of the little house at the center of Burton’s story. After being on display at Gallery A4 the exhibition traveled to a handful of other venues around Japan including Spiral, a multi-purpose cultural center in Minami-Aoyama. The exhibition was greeted enthusiastically by large crowds at each site. Now, a year later, the model of Virginia Lee Burton’s Little House that was at the center of the exhibition is on its way to America where it will soon be on display at the Cape Ann Museum.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased and honored to have been given this rare opportunity to engage in cross cultural dialogue on salient topics such as these and thanks its partners—and dear friends—in Japan for their generosity and kindness.

Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 1pm - 4pm
CLOSED on Mondays & these holidays:
Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day. On Dec 24th & Dec 31st the Museum closes at 1pm.

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

Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA
Exhibit New England
November 04, 2018 -
August 18, 2019
Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
Drawing primarily from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection of self-portraits, this exhibition will explore how American artists have chosen to portray themselves since the beginning of the last century. As people are confronted each day with “selfies” via social media and as they continue to examine the fluidity of contemporary identity, this is an opportune time to reassess the significance of self-portraiture in relation to the country’s history and culture. The exhibition will feature more than 75 works by artists such as Josef Albers, Patricia Cronin, Imogen Cunningham, Elaine de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Joan Jonas, Jacob Lawrence, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Diego Rivera, Lucas Samaras, Fritz Scholder, Roger Shimomura, Shahzia Sikander and Martin Wong. “Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today” is curated by Brandon Brame Fortune, chief curator, National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition concludes the Portrait Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebrations, and an expanded, illustrated companion book will be published in spring 2019.

11:30am - 7am daily

Free admission

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 04, 2018 -
February 18, 2019
Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950
During the 1940s American photographer Gordon Parks (1912–2006) grew from a self-taught photographer making portraits and documenting everyday life in Saint Paul and Chicago to a visionary professional shooting for Ebony, Vogue, Fortune, and Life. For the first time, the formative decade of Parks’s 60-year career is the focus of an exhibition, which brings together 150 photographs and ephemera—including magazines, books, letters, and family pictures. The exhibition will illustrate how Parks’s early experiences at the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Standard Oil (New Jersey) as well as his close relationships with Roy Stryker, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison, helped shape his groundbreaking style. A fully illustrated catalog, with extensive new research and previously unpublished images, will accompany the exhibition.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 6pm

Free admission

West Building, Ground Floor, Outer Tier
National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 07, 2018 -
May 01, 2019
Lawrence of Oxford
The exhibition marks the culmination of two years’ intensive collecting around one of Magdalen’s most celebrated Old Members, T.E. Lawrence (better known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’). It is a little-known fact that Lawrence was elected to a Senior Demyship at Magdalen in late 1910, and trained as an archaeologist on a British Museum dig in northern Syria as a member of the College until 1914 when the war broke out.

Wednesdays 2pm - 4:30pm
Private viewings and group tours can be arranged by appointment.

A series of events have been programmed to run concurrently with the exhibition (all events start at 5.30pm, and will take place in the Summer Common Room unless stated otherwise)

5 November 2018 (Magdalen College Auditorium)
Grand Opening, with talks by curators Dr Rory McCarthy and Daryl Green

21 January 2019
Lecture by Juliet Desplat (Head, Modern Overseas Intelligence and Security Records, The National Archives)

18 February 2019
Lecture by Emma Sky, OBE (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University)

7 March 2019
Lecture by Anthony Sattin (journalist and author of Young Lawrence)

2 May 2019
Special Guest closing lecture (T.B.A.)

Old Library
Magdalen College
University of Oxford
Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
November 08, 2018 -
January 05, 2019
A.J.A. Symons: A Bibliomane, his Books and his Clubs, from the collection of Simon Hewett
Bibliophile, book dealer, calligrapher, serial club founder, gourmet and dandy, A.J.A. Symons, is now best remembered as the author of The Quest For Corvo, All of his interests are captured in manuscripts, books, letters, membership lists, photos, catalogues, rule books, and ephemera from the collection of Simon Hewett.

Symons achieved an extraordinary amount in his 41-year life. The exhibition explores the multifaceted activities of this now largely forgotten figure particularly through the clubs he formed and in which heparticipated. Symons co-founded The First Edition Club in 1922, a club for book collectors which he envisioned as the British counterpart to The Grolier Club of New York City.

Through his membership in the London bibliophilic dining club, Sette of Odd Volumes, Symons met Andre Simon, the celebrated oenophile. Together in 1931 they founded the Saintsbury Club, a London dining club for wine-lovers. In 1933, they set up the Wine & Food Society (now the International Wine &Food Society).

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 08, 2018 -
April 14, 2019
A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs by Nathan Benn
On assignment for National Geographic, Nathan Benn photographed across the State of Florida at the dawn of the 1980s a time made famous by Miami’s narcotics-related crime wave and influx of newcomers from the Caribbean. After nearly 40 years, Benn has revisited his Florida archives. A Peculiar Paradise exhibits nearly 100 photographs, as well as artifacts related to his 20-year career at National Geographic. His pictures feature, among other topics, Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, extreme affluence, nightlife, immigration, work cultures, tourist attractions, remarkable Floridians, Dundee’s 5th Street Gym, and the narcotics war. Come experience Benn’s images reflecting a dynamic and unique time in Florida’s history.

A former president of Magnum Photos, Nathan Benn was born and raised in Miami, and currently resides in Santa Fe, NM and New York City.

In conjunction with the exhibition, powerHouse Books will release a 200-page volume of Nathan Benn’s Florida photographs in November 2018.

Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm
Mon CLOSED

Opening Reception: Nov 8th

Children (Under 6) Free
Children (6-12) $5
Seniors & Students (with ID) $8
Adults $10
Research Center One-Month Pass $10

HistoryMiami
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
Exhibit South
November 09, 2018 -
February 01, 2019
The Artist Book Foundation presents Stephen Schaub: Recent Works
In Stephen Schaub's monumental artwork, rather than experiencing a literal place or a linear story, viewers encounter something akin to the fragmentation of a memory or the illogic of a dream. The images may be evocative, lyrical, and -- at times -- haunting.

In the creation of the negative, overlapping frames and multiple-exposures are used to evoke an almost cinematic sense of time and motion. Images are printed using handmade surfaces such a Amate paper from Mexico, and Kinwashi paper from Japan. Schaub is interested in the way these historic materials may merge with content and vice versa, surface and imagery blending into one, each informing the other. Because each artwork is created in this fashion, these places exist nowhere so much as they do within the mind of the viewer.

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat by appt.

Louis & Susan Meisel Gallery, Bldg. 13
The Artist Book Foundation
1327 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA
Exhibit New England
November 10, 2018 -
January 05, 2019
Of Wonders Wild and New
Picture Books: A Gateway to the Imagination

A collaboration between the American Bookbinders Museum and the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature.

Come, explore the imaginary world of children’s picture books. Travel through three centuries of children’s literature influencing countless generations. From the first children’s books in the 19th century to today, children’s books reflect our changing attitudes towards childhood, diversity and inclusion.

On November 10, join us from 2 to 4 pm for a family-friendly party with readings, activities, and refreshments.

Story Hour at ABM will be every Saturday from 10am to 11 am

Stories and activities
November 17
November 24
December 1
December 8
December 15
December 22
December 29
January 5

American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
November 10, 2018 -
May 27, 2019
Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions
Frank E. Schoonover’s (1877-1972) legendary adventure paintings were inspired by the belief that artists should live what they paint—an adage often repeated by his noted teacher, illustrator Howard Pyle, and absorbed by his fellow student and friend, N.C. Wyeth. This exhibition will explore the breadth of this important Golden Age artist’s career, beginning with Schoonover’s art school experiences as a student in Pyle’s classes at the newly founded Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry in Philadelphia, beginning in 1896, and his time at the Chadds Ford Summer School in 1899, where he honed his skills among other gifted Pyle pupils. The artist’s historical book illustrations and dramatically staged adventure paintings will illuminate the depth of his own wanderlust. Schoonover made daring excursions to Canada and Alaska—during one such trip, in 1903, he traveled 1,200 miles almost entirely by snowshoe, dogsled, and canoe.

He lived among the Blackfeet Indians of the northern plains, and with Alaskan Eskimos to experience, first-hand, the world portrayed in Jack London’s To Build a Fire, a short story about a protagonist who ventures out in the sub-zero tundras of the Yukon Territory accompanied only by his dog. The artist’s wilderness experiences would inspire his art throughout his career, making authentic portrayals of the far reaches of America possible.

The exhibition will feature Schoonover’s paintings for such classic stories as Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson, and Ivanhoe, as well as illustrations for the novels of Zane Grey, which included Open Range, Avalanche, Rustlers of Silver Ridge, and Valley of Wild Horses, among others. During his long career, he illustrated more than two hundred books, and created memorable portrayals of Clarence Edward Mulford’s Hopalong Cassidy to the delight of the character’s many ardent fans. Schoonover’s long teaching career will also be examined, as will his role in establishing the Delaware Art Museum and obtaining seminal Pyle works for its collection. Eighty original paintings, drawings, and studies will be on view, as will archival photographs and examples of the artist’s daybooks and personal effects.

Open 7 days a week year-round
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 11, 2018 -
February 03, 2019
Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now
Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now examines the transformational decade of the 1960s through the early 21st century, and the emergence of the creative synergies between the artists, publishers, printers, dealers, and collectors who have been critical to the development of American art during that time.

The explosion of printmaking activity that began in the United States in the 1960s stands out for the radical spirit of exploration and experimentation that amplified the possibilities of contemporary art. Often in collaboration with technically proficient and market-savvy printers and publishers, artists have long been reimagining what a print can be and using printmaking to push the boundaries of historical and popular imagery by engaging with contemporary issues and new technologies. The inventive options an artist has to choose from today range from the hand-made to the digital, from two-dimensional prints to books and multi-media objects.

Drawing from the Saint Louis Art Museum’s notable collection of post–World War II American prints and the holdings of private collections in St. Louis, the exhibition features more than 110 works by a diverse group of artists whose visual imagery helped define the spirit of their time. Notable highlights include works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, Bruce Conner, Barbara Kruger, Luis Jimenez, Edgar Heap of Birds, Julie Mehretu, and many more. Together, these individuals established a fertile setting for artists of diverse perspectives to make new work, examples of which are put into dialogue with each other throughout the exhibition.

EXPLORE LAB
Don’t miss the Graphic Revolution hands-on gallery midway through the exhibition. Browse popular magazines from the 1960s-2000s, explore a decade-by-decade timeline featuring key artworks and notable world events, and add your own personal event to the timeline.

Tue – Sun 10am – 5pm
Fri 10am – 9pm
Mon CLOSED

Members always free.
Adults: $14
Seniors & Students: $12
Children (6-12): $6
Children (5 & under): Free; ticket required
Free on Fridays: Subject to availability

Main Exhibition Galleries, East Building
Saint Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Drive
Forest Park
Saint Louis, MO
Exhibit Midwest
November 12, 2018 -
June 30, 2020
Magnificent Obsessions
The impulse to collect is human. We collect for many reasons: to gather information about the world, to preserve the past, or to follow our interests and desires. For some, it is a lifelong pursuit.

Pioneering collectors have long shaped Smithsonian Libraries. Each had their own unique passions, from hot-air balloons to seashells, from Japanese prints to world’s fairs. Together, these diverse collections form a vast network of knowledge.

Smithsonian Libraries continues to build upon the work of these curious collectors. We preserve historic treasures and everyday items to provide a window onto the past. We seek out new sources and collections to advance research and scholarship. And we share our collections with the world to inspire curiosity and spark new ideas. Like a modern day cabinet of curiosity, Smithsonian Libraries collections span eras and disciplines, enabling discovery, inspiring creativity, and illuminating history.

Our collections are living and breathing. What will we collect next?

10am - 5:30pm
(summer hours may vary)

Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition Gallery
Smithsonian National Museum of
American History
14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 14, 2018 -
January 05, 2019
Vivian Maier: The Color Work
The color work of street photographer Vivian Maier will be the subject of this new exhibition. Many of the photographs are on view for the first time, deepening the understanding of Maier’s oeuvre and her keenness to record and present her interpretation of the world around her. Dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, Vivian Maier: The Color Work captures the street life of Chicago and New York, and includes a number of her enigmatic self-portraits.

The exhibition coincides with the publicaton of Vivian Maier: The Color Work (Harper Design | HarperCollins, November 2018), the first book devoted to her color images. With a foreword by renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz and text by Colin Westerbeck, a former curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, the book was created in partnership with Howard Greenberg Gallery.

"Maier was an early poet of color photography,” writes Joel Meyerowitz in the foreword to the book. “You can see in her photographs that she was a quick study of human behavior, of the unfolding moment, the flash of a gesture, or the mood of a facial expression—brief events that turned the quotidian life of the street into a revelation for her.”

Since 2010, Maier’s photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. The 2013 documentary film, Finding Vivian Maier, co-directed by historian John Maloof (who discovered her work at an auction in Chicago in 2007), was nominated for an Academy Award.

Vivian Maier (1926–2009) was born in New York City, spent much of her youth in France, worked for 40 years as a nanny mostly in Chicago, and photographed consistently over five decades. When she died, Maier left behind more than 150,000 photographic images—prints, negatives, transparencies, and rolls of undeveloped film—though few had ever heard about or seen her work. Maier’s color work was made during her last 30 years. After retiring her signature Rolleiflex, she began working with a 35-millimeter camera and produced roughly 40,000 Ektachrome color slides.

“Maier was a self-invented polymath of a photographer,” writes Colin Westerbeck in the book. “The one advantage Maier gained from keeping her photography to herself was an exemption from contradiction and condescension. She didn’t have to worry about either the orthodoxy or the approval of her peers.”

Tue - Sat 10am - 6pm

Opening reception: Nov 14th 6pm - 8pm

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 15, 2018 -
January 13, 2019
Story of Phi: Restricted Books
In the Victorian age, the Bodleian created a restricted category for obscene books, known as phi. This display, showcasing many items never previously exhibited, explores changing ideas about censorship and sexuality.

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Free admission

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library
Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
November 17, 2018 -
February 17, 2019
Winslow Homer: Photography & the Art of Painting
A little-recognized aspect of the work of Winslow Homer—one of America’s most iconic artists—is the relationship between his painting and photography, and the role of the relatively new medium on his approach to image making. In 2014, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) was given an English-made camera that once belonged to Winslow Homer. This object was a catalyst for Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting.

Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting will examine the roles photography played in Homer’s evolving artistic practice. As a young artist for Harper’s Weekly during the Civil War, Homer utilized photographs as source material for some of his drawings. Alexander Gardner’s famous photograph of Lincoln’s first inauguration, for example, provided Homer with the pictorial information he needed to construct his own detailed view of the event. For his Civil War paintings, such as Sharpshooter (oil on canvas, 1863), graphic war photography helped him to think more deeply about what he’d seen, and about how to combine personal sight and engagement with a wide range of sources for composition development.

After the Civil War, Homer traveled to locations in the eastern United States that were becoming popular as tourist destinations--the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Catskills and Adirondacks of New York, and Cape Ann in Massachusetts. He was introduced to a new type of photography—imagery to promote tourism. These images captured a moment in time and effects like glare, blur and shadow that the eye might not perceive. The strikingly sunlit wagon-wheel spokes Homer painted in The White Mountain Wagon (oil on panel, ca. 1869), for example, suggest that he understood that photographic images could provide fresh, immediate perspectives that he could incorporate into his paintings.

During the last three decades of his life, he often created compositions of the same subject in different mediums including printmaking and photography, a cross-fertilization that came from his long interest in probing the way things look and the challenge of portraying them realistically. To paint The Artist’s Studio in an Afternoon’s Fog (oil on canvas, 1894), Homer borrowed certain elements—the cropping, the blur of the background, and the flatness of the composition—from photographic views of his studio, yet the painting, based on a unique optical experience, is an artistic creation reflective of myriad decisions. To Homer, paintings had the potential to make a subject more clearly understood than by sight alone and photography could complement and expand his desire to accurately depict what he saw.

Throughout his career, Homer was conscious of the public persona he projected through photographs of himself. The exhibition also considers a series of portrait photographs by Bautain Studio, Napoleon Saroney, Peter Juley and others which served to illustrate the artist’s increasingly growing reputation.

Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting is drawn from the BCMA’s incomparable holdings of Homer’s art and archival materials, and from more than twenty major lending institutions, including the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. The exhibition will feature approximately fifty photographs created or collected by Homer and approximately fifty paintings, prints, watercolors, and drawings from all major periods of the artist’s career. A selection of the artist’s Civil War-themed images and work from his activity in the Adirondacks, England and Prout’s Neck will be considered in relation to Homer’s interaction with photography. A catalogue published by Yale University Press will accompany the exhibition.

Open daily 9:30am – 5pm

$18 adults
$15 seniors (65+)
$6 students with ID & children ages 6-18
Free for children ages five & under & members of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art

Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 17, 2018 -
January 11, 2019
ENGAGED EDITIONS: Creative Advocacy in Print
A group exhibition of artists’ books, creative publications, and prints used to promote collaborative advocacy, foster community engagement, and address social justice issues.

Featuring Work by:

Karen Baldner – Tia Blassingame – Ernest Bryant – Tim Devin – Christeen Francis – Luis Campos-Garcia – Kiara Gilbert – Roni Gross – Lyall Harris & Patricia Silva – KakeArt (Ann Kalmbach & Tatana Kellner) – Yasmiene Mabrouk – Mary Marsh – Anna Mavromatis – Melanie Mowinski – Scott McCarney – Lize Mogel & Matthew Slaats with Monica Johnson – Iviva Olenick – Milissa Orzolek – Sara Parkel – Maria Pisano – Mobile Print Power – Julia Rooney – Mimi Shapiro – Aaron Sinift – Meredith Stern – Patti Swanson – Voces de la Frontera – Mark Wagner – Jennifer Mack-Watkins – Jessica Williams – WORK/PLAY (Danielle & Kevin McCoy) – WW3 Illustrated – Lillian Young – & more.

Mon – Fri 12pm -5pm
and by appointment

Opening reception: Nov 17th 5pm - 8pm

Booklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street, Bldg B, Suite 7G
Brooklyn, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 17, 2018 -
March 24, 2019
Fernand Leger's Cirque & the Livre D’Artiste
Published in Paris in 1950, Cirque was a collaboration between French modernist painter Fernand Léger and book publisher Tériade. It is one in a series of twenty-seven such projects conceived by the publisher between 1943 and 1975. Known as livres d’artiste, these finely printed, large-format books pair handwritten text with original artwork from some of the twentieth century’s most prominent artists. Cirque represents a small subset within this genre, a specialty of Tériade’s, which brings together original images and an original text, both the work of Léger. The project serves as a visual and poetic summary of Léger’s interest in the circus as a venue of entertainment and freedom, as well as a reflection by the artist near the end of his life on the themes that occupied his career.

Wed - Sun 11am - 5pm
Wed Open until 8pm

Museum Members FREE
Adults $5
Seniors (62+) $3
K-12 (18 & under) FREE
University/College students FREE
UO Faculty/Staff FREE

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
University of Oregon
1430 Johnson Lane
Eugene, OR
Exhibit West
November 21, 2018 -
February 02, 2019
A City for Corduroy Don Freeman's New York
The New York work of an artist who created a children's classic.

The adventures of Corduroy, the stuffed bear in green overalls, have been delighting children and adults for half a century—ever since Don Freeman’s children’s classic was published in 1968. But few know about Freeman’s long career as an artist who documented New York. A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York presents the gamut of Freeman’s New York work, from his lively and humane depictions of ordinary New Yorkers and the city in the 1930s, to his illustrated scenes of the Broadway backstage, to his children’s books inspired by the city, including not just the Corduroy books but also Pet at the Met and Hattie the Backstage Bat. The exhibition features drawings, paintings, publications, and prints, as well as the artist’s original studies and sketches of Corduroy and other characters.

Open Daily 10am – 6pm

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
November 26, 2018 -
March 17, 2019
Cats on the Page
Cats and their capers are celebrated in rhymes and stories familiar to us from childhood. Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even performing in theatre, cats take centre stage in this free exhibition.

Exuberant and playful? Or more mysterious and threatening? Cats come to life in books, manuscripts and artwork to captivate and inspire. Renew your acquaintance with familiar favourites including Mog, Winnie and Wilbur, and T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, while meeting some new friends from around the world. As they prowl the pages, these feline characters are sure to delight all ages – and especially anyone who loves cats!

An unmissable offering for families, the exhibition features a reading corner complete with books, a family trail and sound recordings.

9:30am - 5pm

Free admission

Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
November 30, 2018 -
February 02, 2019
Ansel Adams: Landscapes of the American West
One of the most famous photographers of all time, Ansel Adams is particularly renowned for his striking images of the American wilderness. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery of his craft, carefully evaluating gradations of light in the image, manipulating degree of exposure, and constantly experimenting with new techniques. Along with contemporaries Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, Adams founded the group f/64, devoted to what they termed "straight photography," as opposed to staged or embellished images. Adams was also pivotal in the establishment of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

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

Atlas Gallery
49 Dorset Street
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
December 01, 2018 -
March 03, 2019
Pressed for Time: Botanical Collecting as Genteel Pastime or Scientific Pursuit?
The exhibition explores the hobby and profession of plant collecting around the turn of the nineteenth century. Starting in the 1820s, botanical collecting became a hugely popular outdoor activity for both amateurs and professionals. Plant collecting was an acceptable activity for women, children, and gentlemen alike.

For decades, amateurs and academics respected each other as colleagues, publishing articles in the same journals, exchanging specimens, and considered one another peers. But by 1900, a divide developed between the two camps that fractured the former collaborative spirit.

As botanists moved toward academic and scholarly work, local clubs of amateur enthusiasts carried on the tradition of collecting and pressing plants as a hobby. Highlighting amateur collectors in Connecticut from 1885 – 1944, this exhibition presents beautiful and fragile historical herbarium specimens.

These pressed and dried plants were carefully mounted on paper sheets for both study and pleasure. The process preserved valuable biological information, making these artful arrangements useful for decades after collection.

Examples of specimens from seven different collectors help to illustrate the diverse personalities who collected and preserved the local flora. Some collected for purely scientific reasons; others to enjoy like-minded company and relaxing walks in nature.

Today, these striking specimens are often admired for their aesthetics. While framed antique herbarium sheets are now popular home décor, this trend disassociates them from scientific use.

Many of these antique pressings are still beneficial to science by providing information such as distribution through time and the effects of climate change, habitat destruction, and invasive species. Historical and modern botanical specimens can also provide genetic material for taxonomic research, allow for investigation of past chemical usage, and aid in teaching plant identifications.

“What we hope visitors will learn from this exhibition is that the era during which these botanical specimens were collected was a moment in time that can never be recreated,” says Timothy Walsh, Collections Manager and the Curator of the exhibition. “Leisure time abounded, distractions were fewer, and people had a closer relationship with the natural world. Fortunately, we have these marvelous records from days past to learn from and to enjoy.”

Pressed for Time draws primarily from the Museum’s own collections, but also includes specimens generously on loan from the Wilton Garden Club and Greenwich Historical Society.

Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
Mon CLOSED

Doors close 1/2 hour before closing, & last admission 4:30pm

Bantle Lecture Gallery
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT
Exhibit New England
December 07, 2018 -
February 02, 2019
French Book Arts: Manuscripts, Books, Bindings, Prints, & Documents, 12th–21st Century, from the Collections of the Grolier Club
The first public exhibition of the 135th season celebrates a thousand years of French Book Arts, simultaneously launching the Grolier Club’s dramatically renovated main exhibition hall.

The Grolier Club has maintained a strong Francophile tradition since its founding in 1884, beginning with its name. The Grolier Club was named for Jean Grolier, the Renaissance collector who was renowned for his patronage of scholars and printers, for the magnificent bindings he commissioned, and for a generous habit of sharing his library with friends.

Drawn from the Grolier’s permanent collections, the objects on display range from a magnificent 12th-century manuscript of Gregory the Great’s commentary on Job to recent artists’ books and designer bookbindings. Highlights include manuscript and printed illuminated Books of Hours, early printed books, bindings from seven centuries, a letter from Jefferson to his Parisian bookseller, portrait prints of the great and the good, commemorative medals, and documents. Our patron saint, Jean Grolier, the “Prince of Bibliophiles,” is honored with five of his books and three documents. The libraries of such important figures as Madame Pompadour, Marie Antoinette, Count Hoym, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and Adolf Hitler are represented.

Mon – Sat 10am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

Ground floor Gallery
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
December 08, 2018 -
March 17, 2019
El Grabado: Contemporary Cuban Printmaking
This exhibition presents over 70 prints by thirty-three Cuban artists who have all worked, at one time or another, at the Taller Experimental de Gráfica de Habana – the oldest, continuously running print workshop in Cuba. The Taller was established in 1962 by muralist Orlando Suarez with the help of Che Guevara, who was then Cuba’s Minister of Industry. From its inception, the workshop has focused on connecting artists with traditional printmaking techniques and fostering a dynamic artistic community based on the sharing and exchange of ideas, experimentation, and art criticism. This supportive community has allowed Cuban artists a relative freedom of expression, even amid the country’s larger political and cultural issues. It continues to be one of the most important workshops in Cuba.

Sun 1pm - 5pm
Mon Closed
Tue - Wed 10am - 6pm
Thu 10am - 8pm
Fri - Sat 10am - 6pm

Opening Reception:
Dec 7th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries
Springfield Art Museum
1111 E. Brookside Drive
Springfield, MO
Exhibit Midwest
December 11, 2018 -
April 28, 2019
Spectacular Mysteries: Renaissance Drawings Revealed
Comprising spectacular drawings from the Getty collection and rarely-seen works from private collections, this exhibition reveals the detective work involved in investigating master drawings. Many Italian Renaissance drawings tell stories of their creation and the purposes they served, yet sometimes even the most seemingly simple question - who drew it? - is a mystery. Discover what we know and don't know, what we'd like to know, and what we may never discover about these intriguing works of art and their world.

10am – 5:30pm
Saty 10am – 9pm
Mon CLOSED

Free admission

Getty Center
J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
N. Sepulveda Blvd. & Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
December 13, 2018 -
February 24, 2019
Ansel Adams in Our Time
Seeing Ansel Adams through a contemporary lens

“Ansel Adams in Our Time” traces the iconic visual legacy of Ansel Adams (1902–1984), presenting some of his most celebrated prints, from a symphonic view of snow-dusted peaks in The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (1942) to an aerial shot of a knotted roadway in Freeway Interchange, Los Angeles (1967). The exhibition looks both backward and forward in time: his black-and-white photographs are displayed alongside prints by several of the 19th-century government survey photographers who greatly influenced Adams, as well as work by contemporary artists whose modern-day concerns centered on the environment, land rights, and the use and misuse of natural resources point directly to Adams’ legacy.

While crafting his own modernist vision, Adams was inspired by precursors in government survey and expedition photography such as Carleton Watkins (1829–1916), Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904), Timothy O’Sullivan (1840-1882) and Frank Jay Haynes (1853–1921), who worked with large bulky cameras and glass-plate negatives and set off into the wilderness carrying their equipment on mules. In some cases, Adams replicated their exact views of the Yosemite Valley, Canyon de Chelly, and Yellowstone, producing images that would become emblematic of the country’s national parks. In Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park (about 1937), pictured above, the granite crags of the Yosemite Valley are wreathed in clouds after a sudden storm. Executed with unrivaled sensitivity and rigorous exactitude, the artist’s photographs popularized the notion that the American West was a pristine, and largely uninhabited, wilderness.

“Ansel Adams in Our Time” also brings Adams forward in time, juxtaposing his work with that of contemporary artists such as Mark Klett (born 1962), Trevor Paglen (born 1974), Catherine Opie (born 1961), Abelardo Morell (born 1948), Victoria Sambunaris (born 1964), and Binh Danh (born 1977). The more than 20 present-day photographers in the exhibition have not only been drawn to some of the same locations, but also engaged with many of the themes central to Adams’ legacy: desert and wilderness spaces, Native Americans and the Southwest, and broader issues affecting the environment: logging, mining, drought and fire, booms and busts, development, and urban sprawl.

Adams’ stunning images were last on view at the MFA in a major exhibition in 2005; this new, even larger presentation places his work in the context of the 21st century, with all that implies about the role photography has played—and continues to play—in our changing perceptions of the land. The Adams photographs in the exhibition are drawn from the Lane Collection, one of the largest and most significant gifts in MFA history.

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

Member Preview Sep 16 - 21, 2018

Gallery LG31
Ann and Graham Gund Gallery
Avenue of the Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
December 14, 2018 -
March 15, 2019
Medical Marvels: Treasures from the Health Sciences Library
In 1929, the historical collection of the University of Otago’s Health Sciences (formerly Medical) Library was established with the donation of the famed Monro Collection. The some 450 volumes were owned by Alexander Monro, father (primus), son (secundus), and grandson (tertius), who were successively Professors of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh, 1720-1846.

Wonderful though the Monro Collection is, it comprises but a fraction of the total Health Sciences Library’s Historical Collections, some 100,000 plus volumes. These include 18th, 19th, and 20th century books and manuscripts, as well as the unique Preventive Medicine Dissertations.

This exhibition, Medical Marvels, highlights treasures from this Historical Collection, from pharmacy and phrenology, to dentistry and disease. Of particular note is the anatomical flap book by Johann Remmelin, printed in Holland in 1667; a second edition of Andreas Vesalius’s The Fabric of the Body, printed in 1555; and Bernhard Albinus’s Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body, printed in 1746. Other noteworthy items include works by medicos Edward Jenner, John Hunter, Francis Glisson, Thomas Willis, and William Smellie. For those interested in the history of medicine, the exhibition is a feast.

This exhibition reflects scholarly engagement. Many of the books have been chosen by University of Otago academic staff, students, and librarians, who have used the books for their own research.

We are particularly indebted to Professor Terence Doyle, Department of Medicine, and Professor Barbara Brookes, History Department. The first is an avid user of the historical collection; the second highlighted the importance of the Preventive Medicine dissertations.

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:pm

Special Collections, de Beer Gallery, 1st floor
Central University Library
Information Services Bldg.
University of Otago
65 Albany Street
Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND
Exhibit International
December 14, 2018 -
February 03, 2019
raw
MCBA’s Artist Cooperative annual exhibition, raw: a journey of discovery from material to realization. This exhibition explores the intersection of ideas, objects, and emotions, featuring work by 11 co-op members: Wendy Fernstrum, Georgia A. Greeley, Marvel Grégoire, Karen Kinoshita, Monica Edwards Larson, Raven Miller, Paul Nylander, Bridget O’Malley, S. Quire, CB Sherlock, and Emily Umentum. Artistic methods represented include handmade lace paper, photogravure prints, monotype, intaglio, chapbooks, experimental books, and broadsides.

Opening Reception:
Thu, Jan 10th 6pm - 8pm

Mon – Sat 9:30am - 6:30pm
Tue 9:30am - 9pm
Sun noon - 4pm

Free & open to the public

Open Book building, 1st floor
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN
Exhibit Midwest
December 14, 2018 -
May 20, 2019
Monuments of Early Greek Printing
An exhibition of some of the earliest and most important publications printed in Greek.

The influence of Greek language and literature on modern culture is as profound as it is underappreciated. The widespread use of Latin throughout much of European history tends to obscure the Greek origins of seminal literature, but much of the scripture, history, and mythology with which people are familiar today originated in Greek texts.

Many landmark Greek publications from the early decades of printing today reside in North Texas, including the first printings in Greek of the New Testament, Homer, and Aristotle. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the richness and significance of materials accessible for study and appreciation at Bridwell Library Special Collections.

Entry Hall
Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University
6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
January 15 -
May 17, 2019
THE BOOK AS PLACE: VISIONS OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image, materials and the architectural capabilities of book structures.

1pm - 5pm

Raymond Lifchez and Judith Lee Stronach Exhibition Cases
Volkmann Reading Room
Environmental Design Library
University of California
210 Wurster Hall
Berkeley, CA
Exhibit West
January 16 -
February 23, 2019
Two American Poets: Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, from the collection of Alan Klein
Illuminating the parallel and overlapping careers and relationships of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, the exhibition juxtaposes the two poets with unique material on view for the first time. It provides a remarkable opportunity to better understand the overlapping careers of Stevens and Williams, their development as poets, the progression of their reputations and the development of American modernism.

Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams are widely recognized as two of the towering giants of mid-twentieth-century American poetry, but are rarely thought of together despite their mutual admiration and personal relationship spanning over forty years. Almost exact contemporaries, they met in New York in 1914 at a formative point in their development as poets. These collections of Stevens and Williams – about 250 items assembled over the past twenty years – include fascinating and unique items ranging from each of Stevens’s and Williams’s school days in the 1890s throughout their lives until shortly before Williams’s death in 1963.

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
January 17 -
February 02, 2019
HOLY HOAXES: A BEAUTIFUL DECEPTION. CELEBRATING WILLIAM VOELKLE'S COLLECTING
William Voelkle, Curator Emeritus of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum, retired in September after fifty years at this illustrious institution. The present exhibition celebrates one of "Bill's" life-long passions - the collection of fakes and forgeries he assembled over nearly five decades. His role in establishing the fame of the Spanish Forger is well-known from the 1978 exhibition (and monograph) on this artist at the Morgan, making the Spanish Forger one of the only forgers in history to benefit from a one-man show at a major museum.

Works exhibited are widely diverse. In addition to the Spanish Forger, they include illuminations sold as "real" but unmasked as fakes by Bill or other of his art-historian colleagues. One such is a majestic Romanesque leaf of Christ in Majesty. There are German panel paintings, Coptic leaves once regarded as the earliest Coptic manuscript with notation (now known to be fake); Italian, French, and Flemish forgeries; Indian (by the Erotica Master), Islamic, and Mexican forgeries. The exhibition will consider the sometimes-fine line between copies and forgeries.

NOTHING IS FOR SALE (WHAT PRICE CAN ONE PUT ON A "BEAUTIFUL DECEPTION"!)

Tue - Sat 10am - 6pm

Special Events:
January 20, January 23, and January 26.
(topics and times to be announced)

Les Enluminures - New York
23 East 73rd Street, 7th floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 17 -
May 23, 2019
Instruction and Delight: Children’s Games from the Ellen and Arthur Liman Collection
By the beginning of the eighteenth century in Britain, parents and teachers had begun to wholeheartedly embrace a suggestion from the philosopher John Locke (1632–1704) that “Learning might be made a Play and Recreation to Children.” The material culture of this period and the subsequent generation reveal a significant shift in thinking, as adults found fresh value in childhood and in play for its own sake. British publishers leapt at the chance to design books and games for both instruction and delight. This small display will celebrate the recent gift of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century children’s games and books to the Center by Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957.

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

Free admission

Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
January 18 -
April 21, 2019
Bibliomania; or Book Madness: A Bibliographical Romance
This exhibition takes its name from the history of “arrant book-lovers” written by Thomas Frognall Dibdin in 1842. It follows these lovers of the book through four case studies, observing the powerful and often unexpected relationships of books with their readers, owners, authors, collectors, and creators.

Every Book in the World! explores the passionate collecting and printing history of the legendary nineteenth-century bibliomaniac Thomas Phillipps, whose vast collection of manuscripts and early printed books filled an English country house and required more than a century of public auctions and sales to disperse.

Collated & Perfect, organized in conjunction with the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, traces the history of the collation statement and the obsession with finding a more perfect text, from eighteenth-century book collector Thomas Rawlinson through Charlton Hinman, editor of the first folio edition of Shakespeare’s plays (1968).

Habits Ancient and Modern: Surface and Depth in the Pillone Library Volumes traces the history of the library assembled by Antonio and Odorico Pillone in Italy in the sixteenth century, and Odorico’s decision to have the fore-edges of many of these volumes painted by Cesare Vecellio, a distant cousin of Titian.

The Whole Art of Marbling explores the many-faceted art of paper marbling, drawing on some of the choicest examples in the Beinecke’s collection to illuminate the art’s history, techniques, patterns, and practitioners, from its origins in the East and advancement over the Silk Road to the European continent.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS:
January 23, panel discussion, 5 pm: Ann Rosalind Jones and Andrew Brown on the Pillone Library

February 5, panel discussion, 5 pm: Perfect: Thinking about the Ideal Copy, with exhibition curators Kathryn James and Aaron T. Pratt, with Peter Stallybrass and David Scott Kastan

LECTURES:
February 6, lecture, 5 pm; opening reception, 6 pm: The Duc de Berry (1340-1416) and the Origins of Bibliomania, by Christopher de Hamel, author of Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

February 7, lecture, 5 pm: Sir Thomas and I: A Poor Comparison, by Toshiyuki Takamiya, Professor Emeritus, Keio University

March 27, lecture, 5 pm: Sidney Berger on paper marbling

April 10, lecture, 5 pm: The Painted Book: Cesare Vecellio and the Pillone Library, by Andrew Brown

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 18 -
April 06, 2019
The Life, Writings, and Influence of Herman Melville, Author of Moby-Dick
For the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth, this exhibition will highlight the many facets of his work, illustrating how he has been perceived and repurposed over the past 200 years.

Drawing on the Newberry’s huge collection of Melville’s works, gathered during the work of editing the definitive 15-volume Northwestern-Newberry Edition of The Writings of Herman Melville, the exhibition will invite viewers to explore Melville’s interests in democracy, spirituality, Indigeneity, morality, sexuality, labor, nature, and human consciousness. It will contextualize his works as the product of a period of spectacular growth, rapid change, horrifying trauma, and grave injustice in the United States, and also demonstrate the ways his work continues to resonate for artists and writers today.

Mon, Fri & Sat 8:15am – 5pm
Tue - Thu 8:15am – 7:30pm
Sun CLOSED

Free and open to the public

Roger J. Trienens Galleries
The Newberry 60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
January 18 -
March 30, 2019
Politics of Place
From the mechanisms of colonialism, to intractable wars, displacement has become a catalyst to a contemporary discourse surrounding belonging, homeland and nationhood. Politics of Place highlights artist books, mainly from Australia and North America, both new world territories that share parallel histories, to explore the longstanding issues centered in indigeneity, enslavement, conflict-caused immigration. These issues reflect the undercurrent of political motives and decisions often decentering and ignoring the voices of those displaced.

Artists and Authors include: Sue Anderson, Julie Barratt, Aileen Bassis, Neda, Parastoo and Maryam Bahrami, Doug Beube, Tia Blassingame, Bonney Djuric, Jas Duke, Noga Freiberg, Colette Fu, Anne Gilman, Parra Girls, Adam Golfer, Lyall Harris, Gwen Harrison, Claudia, Heinermann, Michal Iwanowski, Murtaza Ali Jafari, Ann Kalmbach, Tatana Kellner, Peter Rutledge Koch, Taller Lenateros, Jason Lujan, Peter Lyssiotis, Clyde McGill, Vivienne Mehes, Gideon Mendel, Mohammed , Tammy Nguyen, Iviva Olenick, Lefteris Olympios, Fakhruddin Rajai, Madina and Yalda Sayer, Indre, Michael Serpytyte, Patricia Silva, Anne Twigg, Juana Valdes, Judy Watson, Philip Zimmermann, Debra Magpie Earling, Lily Hibberd Dominique Malaquais, Paul Mason and Sonya Winterber.

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

Meet the artists and curators at the opening reception on January 18th at 6:30pm, and the Roundtable discussions on January 25 and February 28, 2019 at 6:30pm.

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 19 -
March 31, 2019
First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas
Just like today, getting food from farm to table in the early modern British world was hard work. And just like today, most of that hard work went unrecognized.

First Chefs tells the stories of the named and unnamed heroes of early modern food culture, and juxtaposes the extravagance of an increasingly cosmopolitan and wealthy upper class against the human cost of its pleasures: the millions of enslaved women, children, and men, servants, gardeners, street criers, and laborers who toiled to feed themselves and many others.

First Chefs combines the Folger's unparalleled collection of food-related manuscripts and books with objects and archaeological finds from George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Preservation Virginia's Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation, the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, the Library of Congress, and the Frontier Culture Museum.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun noon – 5pm

Free admission

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 E. Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 25 -
May 12, 2019
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” With these words the Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien ignited a fervid spark in generations of readers. From the children’s classic The Hobbit to the epic The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien’s adventurous tales of hobbits and elves, dwarves and wizards have introduced millions to the rich history of Middle-earth. Going beyond literature, Tolkien’s Middle-earth is a world complete with its own languages and histories. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth celebrates the man and his creation. The exhibition will be the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations. Drawn from the collections of the Tolkien Archive at the Bodleian Library (Oxford), Marquette University Libraries (Milwaukee), the Morgan, and private lenders, the exhibition will include family photographs and memorabilia, Tolkien’s original illustrations, maps, draft manuscripts, and designs related to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

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 -
February 02, 2019
Masters Drawings New York
Established in 2006, Masters Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings.

Scheduled for the last week of January, the event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city.

Daily 11am - 6pm
Sun, Jan 27th 2pm - 6pm

Preview day: Fri, Jan 25th 4pm - 8pm

Galleries along Madison Avenue on
the Upper East Side
Manhattan, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 27 -
April 21, 2019
All Roads Lead to Rome: 20th-Century Tourism in Italy

For centuries Italy reigned as an essential stop for wealthy people taking the “Grand Tour.” In the wake of the 1922 Fascist Revolution, Benito Mussolini began promoting Italy as not merely a place to marvel over ancient Roman ruins, but also as an impressive testament to the achievements of the Fascist state. All Roads Lead to Rome presents material from The Wolfsonian’s library—including tourist brochures, menu covers, photographs, exhibition catalogs, chapter vignette proofs by the Futurist artist Fortunato Depero, and a unique watercolor sketch book by costume designer Albert Wainwright—that touted Italy as a travel destination to foreign and domestic tourists by offering visions of the glory of Rome, ancient and modern.

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

Members: FREE
Adults: $12
Seniors, students with ID, & children 6–18: $8
Children under 6: FREE
Students, faculty, & staff of the State University System of Florida: FREE

The Wolfsonian–FIU
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
Exhibit South
January 28 -
April 26, 2019
Nature on the Page: The Print and Manuscript Culture of Victorian Natural History
This exhibition, featuring materials from the Fisher's Victorian natural history collection. showcases both the collecting and manuscript practices of naturalists and how books - in some instances, encased the specimens themselves.

Fern-fever, orchidelirium, the seaweed craze: for Victorians, natural history was a pleasurable pursuit sometimes bordering on a psychological disorder. At more than a thousand volumes, the Fisher Library's Victorian natural history collection provides a unique opportunity to trace the ways in which the medium of print stimulated and sustained the nineteenth-century appetite for natural history. This exhibition showcases both the collecting and manuscript practices of naturalists and how books, in some instances, encased the specimens themselves. A special focus here is women practitioners of natural history -- as authors of and contributors to published works, and as artists and collectors. On display will be copies of some of the most popular natural history works of the day: J.G. Wood's Common Objects of the Country - and some of the most beautiful and rare: James Bateman's Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. Weighing more than 38 lbs, Bateman's work is considered the largest book published with lithographic plates.

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat & Sun CLOSED

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
120 St. George Street
Toronto, ON, CANADA
Exhibit International
January 30 -
May 12, 2019
Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey
The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey will present masterpieces of early 19th-century photography by one of its unsung pioneers. A trailblazer of the newly invented daguerreotype process, Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804–1892) traveled throughout the Eastern Mediterranean from 1842 to 1845, producing more than one thousand daguerreotypes—the largest known extant group from this period and the earliest surviving photographs of Greece, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Jerusalem, and among the first depicting Italy. Featuring approximately 120 of his daguerreotypes, supplemented by examples of his graphic work—watercolors, paintings, and his lithographically illustrated publications—the exhibition will be the first in the United States devoted to Girault, and the first to focus on his Mediterranean journey. Many of the sites depicted have been permanently altered by urban planning, climate change, or conflict.

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

*Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.

Floor 2, The Charles Z. Offin Gallery, Karen B Cohen Gallery,
and Noel Levine Gallery, Galleries 691–693
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
January 30 -
August 30, 2019
Women Get the Vote: A Historic Look at the 19th Amendment
The legendary crusade for women's suffrage began in 1848 at a historic meeting in Seneca Falls, New York, and culminated in 1920 when the country ratified the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. It was a battle led by some of the most remarkable women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Over the long span of the nineteenth century, growing numbers of women joined the suffrage movement, claiming basic rights for themselves and generations to come in the face of threats including mob violence, arrest, and imprisonment. Campaigns were marked by both successes and reverses, often intersecting with the abolitionist movement before and during the Civil War. Nevertheless, suffragists persisted until victory was theirs.

In Women Get the Vote, selections from the Library’s holdings bring to light the literature from a social and political revolution that reverberates down to the present day. Books, archival materials, and rare treasures on display include the early suffragist publication Votes for Women Broadside; Mary Wollstonecraft's 1792 A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and the 1882 edition of History of Woman Suffrage, edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage. Also featured are biographies of Alice Paul, the British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst, and legendary abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth.

Women Get the Vote also showcases the activities of two Library members engaged in the struggle: Mrs. John Winters Brannan, the daughter of newspaper editor Charles A. Dana, who was sentenced to imprisonment at the Occoquan Workhouse in Lorton, Virginia for picketing the White House, and Rosalie Gardiner Jones, known for her fiery views on women’s rights.

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

Reception: January 29th
And we're seeking members' loans for a one-night display. We encourage you to look in closets, cupboards, and attic trunks for suffrage memorabilia, including posters, banners, pins, books, photographs and letters. Blow off the dust and bring them to us.

2nd floor, The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery
The New York Society Library
53 East 79th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic