Renowned Cleveland book collector and Kelvin Smith Library Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Robert H. Jackson, will recount his adventures following famed American painter, illustrator and writer, Rockwell Kent’s footsteps in Greenland in a talk at the library on April 16. A reception will follow, with an opportunity to view KSL’s latest exhibit, "The Pictured Page: Black-and-White Book Illustration from Britain and the United States, 1890-1950," curated by Victoria Hepburn. Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP online by April 14 at: http://bit.ly/exhibitrsvp
For more information, contact: KSLspecialcollections@case.edu.
The following exhibits are free and open to the public during regular business hours.
Last year, students of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Illustration Department were inspired by a local book collector's exceptional collection of illustrated Lewis Carroll books. The resulting project was a book, Alice, which contains new illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s works by the students. Prints of the students’ work are displayed in the gallery, and additional student works can be found on display throughout the library.
Curated by Victoria Hepburn, the exhibit focuses on graphically bold, black-and-white images created for illustrated editions of literary classics selected from the library’s special collections. Spanning from the golden age of book illustration at the turn of the 20th century to the striking books of the mid-century, The Pictured Page explores the dramatic, monochrome visuals that accompany the words of some of literature’s great poets, playwrights and authors. Works by artists such as Edward Burne-Jones, Aubrey Beardsley, Lynd Ward and Rockwell Kent, among others, will be on display.
For more information, contact KSLspecialcollections@case.edu.
For additional information about events at KSL, please call 216.368.2992 or email KSLadministration@case.edu.
The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.
For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.