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News & Highlights
An exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of books and prints created by Welsh artist and author Shirley Jones, Book Arts Gallery, Neilson, level 3, September 12-December 20, 2013.
The Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College has organized a retrospective exhibition of the book-related work of the graphic artist and sculptor entitled, Werner Pfeiffer (censor, villain, provocateur, experimenter): Book-Objects & Artist Books. Exhibition on view April-July 2008, Neilson Library, level 3.
Sixty-Five: The Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Archives was on view in Neilson Library, 1st floor Morgan Gallery, September-December, 2007.
An exhibition of books and images of our feline friends, curated by Sally Fisher '12 Neilson Library Level 3, May through July, 2012.
View the exhibition in Neilson Library, Book Arts Gallery, Level 3, January through April, 2012.
An exhibition featuring nineteen decorative papers, Mortimer Rare Book Room, January 15 - May 2012.
From a Botanical Family: Emily Hitchcock Terry (1838-1921) was on view in the Mortimer Rare Book Room January through June, 2011. Curated by Daria D'Arienzo.
Six recipes for puff pastry from 1669 to 1970. Eating ice cream in France in the late 19th century. Dining with gladiatorial entertainment. These are just three of the offerings in Cabinet of Culinary Curiosities: Books & Manuscripts from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. Other items on display feature: a tribute to Julia Child and her fellow Smith College classmate, cooking teacher, and writer, Charlotte Turgeon; Jack Sprat and the space race; cooking and dining for kings, queens, and mice; and French opinions about Chinese food and table manners. This array of more than fifty culinary curiosities from books and manuscripts features images and descriptions of food and eating from the 16th through the 21st centuries.
The pop-up installation by Nancy Kitchener includes twenty sculptural busts of past and present Smith students in Scupture I under the instruction of Professor Lee Burns.
John Bidwell, a notable book arts historian and librarian, will present "Good Cop, Bad Cop: Matisse and His Publishers," focusing on the collaborative nature of making books. Bidwell is currently Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings at The Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. One of his abiding interests, on which he has written extensively, is the history of papermaking. Bidwell also curated an important exhibition on Matisse at the Morgan Library in 2015: Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts. Bidwell has worked at Williams College, the Rochester (New York) Institute of Technology, and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles. While curator of graphic arts at Princeton University in the 1990s, Bidwell became familiar with the illustrated books of Enid Mark.