Student Curated Exhibit: Illustrated Books in the Rare Book Room

BookendsBookends: Illustrated Works Spanning 500 Years From The Donohue Rare Book Room

Reception: Thursday, May 12, 3:00-4:30, Gleeson Library, Donohue Rare Book Room

Exhibition Dates: April 29th-June 17th, Gleeson Library, Donohue Rare Book Room

Curated by the University of San Francisco’s Spring 2011 Museum Studies I class and drawn from the Donohue Rare Book Room’s permanent collection, this exhibit celebrates the art and historical importance of the illustrated book in the western tradition.

The exhibition features more than 50 objects from the 15th century to the present. Notable works include a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible (1450-1455), Thomas More’s first edition Utopia (1516, frontispiece illustrated on front), Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (1872), Frank L. Baum’s The Wizard of Oz (1900), and Charles Hobson’s Writing on the Body: Words of Degas (1999).

One thought on “Student Curated Exhibit: Illustrated Books in the Rare Book Room

  1. I have seen many of these pieces myself. Stunning collection. This will be a masterful exhibition – truly a must-attend!

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