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Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Time

06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

FREE
No registration required

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, fine bookbinding enjoyed an extraordinary period of creativity and artistic expression. Custom-made by hand, these bindings reflect an age of opulence and lavish decoration; gold tooling, colored leathers, and exotic materials combine to create readable, portable decorative masterpieces. Join exhibition curator Diane Bockrath for a tour of the focus show Bookbindings from the Gilded Age and an exploration of these fascinating objects.