Past Meetup

Encountering the Rare Book: Curatorial Talk with Andrea Eis

Hosted by The Book Club of Detroit

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Oakland University Art Gallery

208 Wilson Hall · Rochester, MI

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http://www.ouartgallery.org/press-and-events/

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*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.*

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Noon-2pm

Encountering the Rare Book: Curatorial Talk with Andrea Eis

Oakland University Art Gallery
208 Wilson Hall
Rochester, Michigan

FREE and open to the General Public

Curated by Andrea Eis, Professor of Cinema Studies, “Encountering the Rare Book” explores the allure of rare books: their intellectual significance, historical importance, visual power, and emotional impact.

Join us in the gallery as Eis presents the Curatorial Talk for the exhibition at noon on September 26th.

The exhibition runs through October 7th.

Focusing on Kresge Library’s Special Collections, the Hicks Collection of books by and about women from the 17th - 19th century and the Springer Collection of Lincolniana.

University faculty chose books from the Special Collections that generated unexpected realizations.

Among the works exhibited:

a first edition of Dickens' A Christmas Carol with hand-colored illustrations, a book from 1605, a film, photographs, and interactive displays.