A little-known and unexpected aspect of 20th century literature is the delightful discovery that some well-known authors also wrote one or more children’s books. This unusual literary theme is explored in the exhibition They Also Wrote Children’s Books, on view in the Grolier Club’s second floor gallery from March 4 through May 2, 2020. Grolier Club member … Continue reading Now open in our second floor gallery:
OPEN SET 2020 - Design Binding Today A Design Binding is a singularly-considered and beautifully executed book covering—a unique work of art that both evokes the content of the book, and reveals the passion, design sense, and skill of the binder. By applying technique in order to uncover the essence of a book, the binder transforms the book through artistic interpretation. … Continue reading Now open in our ground floor gallery:
"Art in the Letter and Other Scrawls" from the Collection of Claudia Strauss-SchulsonJanuary 8 - February 22, 2020 Considered as both a letter with art and an artwork with text, each letter in Claudia Strauss-Schulson’s illustrated letter collection conveys meaning more effectively than words alone. The collection ranges from letters with sketches to casual drawings to doodles rendered … Continue reading Now open in our second floor gallery:
Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection “Women’s work”. The phrase usually conjures up domestic duties or occupations largely associated with women, such as teaching, nursing, or housekeeping. Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection upends those associations and documents the often obscured, forgotten, and overlooked work … Continue reading Now open in our first floor gallery:
Alexander Anderson's AmericaNovember 14 – December 28, 2019 Alexander Anderson (1775-1870) was America’s first wood engraver. He illustrated books in every category from children’s books to Bibles as well as diverse print media. His engravings appeared in such popular works as Thomson’s Seasons, Washington Irving’s Salmagundi, and Thomas Bewick’s A General History of Quadrupeds. The selection on view … Continue reading Now open in our second floor gallery:
Final days! "The A.B.C. of Alphabets" runs through this Saturday, November 2, at 5 pm. Come see it while you can! Curator Gretchen Adkins will be giving a free public guided tour from 1-2 pm on Wednesday, October 30.
"The A.B.C. of Alphabets" from the Collection of Gretchen AdkinsSeptember 19 – November 2, 2019 Alphabets have been published for hundreds of years, in a variety of languages and styles, for a multitude of purposes, some aimed at children; others definitely not. The exhibition is organized in six intriguing categories: “A Apple Pie,” “A Was … Continue reading Now open in our second floor gallery: