[GBW] grolier club fall exhibition

Eric Alstrom, GBW Communications Chair communications at guildofbookworkers.allmail.net
Thu Jun 28 08:16:26 EDT 2007

In September, the Grolier Club will present an exhibition celebrating the
bicentennial of the Boston Athenæum, tracing its distinguished history from
its founding as a literary society and subscription library in 1807 to the
present day.  Acquired Tastes: 200 Years of Collecting for the Boston
Athenæum will emphasize the great range of objects --books, paintings,
sculptures, engravings, maps, photographs, manuscripts, decorative arts,
curios, and artifacts ---that have been collected by the Athenæum over two
centuries in order to create a unique inspirational environment for study
and intellectual exchange.

A careful selection from the Athenæum¹s historic holdings will make up the
bulk of the exhibition,including sculptures by Thomas Crawford, Horatio
Greenough, and Jean-Antoine Houdon; paintings by Asher Brown Durand, John
Singer Sargent, Gilbert Stuart, and Thomas Sully; prints by Winslow Homer,
Fitz Henry Lane, and Paul Revere; and photographs by Matthew Brady, Abelardo
Morell, and Eadweard Muybridge. Other treasures that were once part of the
Athenæum¹s collections, including paintings by American artists Washington
Allston, Albert Bierstadt, Rembrandt Peale, John Trumbull, and Benjamin
West, are being generously lent to the exhibition by the Metropolitan Museum
of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. In this way, the
fascinating story of the Boston Athenæum, its history, and the growth of its
collections, will be told in its entirety.

For further information, please contact the Grolier Club.

The Grolier Club
47 E. 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-838-6690
Fax: 212-838-2445
e-mail: msmith at grolierclub.org

 Eric Alstrom 
 Communications Chair & WebBinder
 Guild of Book Workers
 communications at guildofbookworkers.allmail.net

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