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Plath’s friend, Ruth Geissler, donated the letters to Smith’s Sylvia Plath collection in December 2015 including 12 pieces of correspondence from poet and novelist Sylvia Plath ’55 to Marion Freeman—the mother of a childhood friend of Plath’s from Winthrop, Mass.
Karen Kukil, associate curator for special collections at Smith, says the letters reveal a seldom-seen side of The Bell Jar author Plath, who committed suicide at age 30.
Exhibition: Curated by Jessica Ryan, Ada Class of 2017 accompanying the 2016 Enid Mark Lecture in Contemporary Book Arts & Poetry. On view March-July 2016.
Lecture: Book Artist as Muse: The Story of a Collaboration, Thursday, April 7, 2016
An exhibition on the artist as collector, Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library, level 3, through July 31, 2016.
Visual artist Angela Lorenz uses found objects, interesting trash, vintage ephemera, and strange “stuff” she has stumbled upon over the years as the raw material and inspiration for some of her artists books and projects.
"The Artistry of Daniel E. Kelm," the accompanying exhibition to the annual McGrath Lecture in Contemporary Book Arts in on view in the Mortimer Rare Book Room.
The annual McGrath Lecture is Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
This exhibition of books and images—from Smith College Special Collections—marks the centennial of the founding of The Hampshire Bookshop in Northampton, MA in 1916.
Summer Ices: Images to cool you off during the summer of 2015, Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library Level 3, July 1-August 15, 2015
Students in GER 299: "Exhibiting the Visual Art of Interwar Germany 1924-1940" curated an exhibition of German picture card albums produced in the 1920s and 1930s.
An exhibition of books from the Finison collection curated by Emily Rothman, class of 2015, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library, Level 3, January 26-February 28, 2015.
An exhibition of bookstore bags from around the world curated by Naomi Sinnathamby, class of 2015, Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library, Level 3, January 26-February 28, 2015.
An Exhibition Accompanying the McGrath Lecture in Contemporary Book Arts, "Twenty Years of the Double Elephant Press: Harnessing Influence & Ignorance."
The McGrath lecture is Wednesday, October 8, 2014.