Exhibition: Alice in the Looking Glass

Exhibition: Alice in the Looking Glass

Illustrations and Artists' Books, 1865-2012

Rare Books & Special Collections
January 21, 2013 9:00am - September 13, 2013 5:00pm

A special exhibition of illustrations and artists' books from the collection of Jeanne Harper, University of Rochester alumna, (MA '65), titled "Alice in the Looking Glass: Illustrations and Artists' Books, 1865-2012," will be open for viewing in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library. 

After the Bible and the works of Shakespeare, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have been among the most frequently published books in the English language.  Just as each decade or generation ‘reads into’ the text, the illustrators also bring their own Time and Place and Talent into finding their own artistic interpretations of Alice.  The exhibit embodies the treasures of local Lewis Carroll collector, Jeanne Harper, and her own adventurous fall down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. 

Opening January 21, 2013 and running through September 13, 2013, the exhibit can be viewed in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department on the 2nd floor of Rush Rhees Library, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For Saturday hours, please call the department at (585) 275-4477.

The show is co-curated by Leah Hamilton, Rare Books Assistant, and Jeanne Harper.  Ms. Harper is a member of the Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries, and an officer of the Friends' Executive Committee.

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