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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

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.

Add to Calendar 05-01-2014 18:00:00 05-01-2014 19:00:00 15 Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Bookbindings from the Gilded Age During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, fine bookbinding enjoyed an extraordinary period of creativity and artistic expression. Join exhibition curator Diane Bockrath for a tour of the focus show Bookbindings from the Gilded Age and an exploration of these fascinating objects. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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