Event Calendar

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May 14, 2019 - November 3, 2019 Global Dickens: For Every Nation Upon Earth

When we think of Charles Dickens we often think of a quintessentially British writer but Dickens wasn’t just inspired by London, his beloved ‘magic lantern’, Dickens was writing about – and writing for – the world. This new exhibition presents a global picture of this famous author, exploring the impact of his travels on his life and his writing, and it examines how he has gone on to shape the lives of people around the globe.

Using magnificent exhibits from the Museum’s unparalleled collection – including Dickens’s travelling bag, holiday souvenirs, and a spectacular copy of David Copperfield that went to the Antarctic on the 1910 Scott expedition – we present Dickens as he saw himself: as a truly global writer.

Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
(Sun 19th May Closed until 13:00 for Housemaid's Tour)

Charles Dickens Museum
48 Doughty Street
Holborn

London, England, UK

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International
May 27, 2019 Ketterer Kunst

Rare Books 
Sale #482 

PREVIEW: 
May 16th - 17th 11am - 5pm 
May 20th - 24th 11am - 5pm 
May 26th 11am - 5pm 

Ketterer Kunst Auctions 
Holstenwall 5

Hamburg, GERMANY

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International
April 26, 2019 - August 27, 2019 Writing: Making Your Mark

Follow the remarkable evolution of writing from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs carved in stone and early printed text such as William Caxton’s edition of The Canterbury Tales, to the art of note-taking by some of history’s greatest minds, and onwards to the digital communication tools we use today. 

Marvel at centuries of human innovation as writing enabled progress and opened doors to expression and art. Items as diverse as James Joyce’s annotated copy of Ulysses and a 60,000-strong petition against Bengali partition, sit alongside Burmese tattooing instruments and a new take on typography by the Russian artist El Lissitzky to illustrate how writing allows us to enact change and make a lasting creative mark of our own. 

Our interactive exhibition gives you the chance to reflect on works of genius that wouldn’t exist without the writing traditions of civilisations past. Be dazzled by gold-laden Japanese calligraphy. Study Mozart’s musical flourishes. Pore over Alexander Fleming’s pioneering notebook. Each of these written records carries the history of writing in their every stroke. 

Finally, reflect on writing’s future and the role you’ll play in an increasingly digital world. Will we abandon pens and keyboards for voice and video messaging, or continue to carry the traditions of ancient times with us? Consider what sort of writer you are and leave us with some final words of your own. 

9:30am - 18:00pm 

PACCAR 1 
The British Library 
96 Euston Road

London, ENGLAND

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International
June 6, 2019 Swann Auction Galleries

Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books 
Sale #2512 

1:30pm 

PREVIEW: 
Sat, Jun 1st 12pm - 5pm 
Mon, Jun 3rd 10am - 6pm 
Tue, Jun 4th 10am - 6pm 
Wed, Jun 5th 10am - 6pm 
Thu, Jun 6th 10am - 12pm 

Swann Auction Galleries 
104 East 25th Street

New York, NY

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Mid-Atlantic
June 14, 2019 - October 22, 2019 See and Be Seen: Picturing Notoriety

From the 19th-century flaneur to today’s social media networkers, the need to get a glimpse of famous or notorious personalities and the compulsion to be seen within an aura of celebrity and influence has driven – and been driven by – the graphic arts. Photography, printmaking, and the rise of illustrated periodicals have given way to televised reality shows and the posts, tweets, and ‘likes’ that define viral internet exposure. In response, artists have absorbed and mobilized the transition from one technology to the next. Their visions and sensibilities are at the core of how we respond to and define “celebrity.”

The exhibition will feature more than 50 works from the 19th to the 21st Centuries and will include images of Queen Victoria, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Marilyn Monroe, and Lil’ Kim in works by such diverse artists as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Hollywood photographer George Hurrell, and artists Andy Warhol, Nan Goldin, Annie Leibovitz, and John Baldessari.

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

Members     FREE
General     $18
Seniors (60+)  $15
Students with valid school ID  $5
Children 12 & under  FREE
Florida Educators with valid school ID  FREE
Active U.S. Military (and immediate family) with valid military ID  FREE

Museum admission is free to the public on Fridays and Saturdays!

The Norton Museum of Art
1450 S. Dixie Highway

West Palm Beach, FL

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South