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Encountering the Rare Book

When: Thu., Sept. 6, 4-7 p.m. and First Tuesday-Sunday of every month, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7 2018
Phone: 248-370-3008
Price: Free
Curated by Andrea Eis, Professor of Cinema Studies, this exhibition explores the allure of rare books: their intellectual significance, historical importance, visual power, and emotional impact. Focusing on Kresge Library’s Special Collections, the Hicks Collection of books by and about women from the 17th - 19th century and the Springer Collection of Lincolniana. University faculty chose books from the Special Collections that generated unexpected realizations. Among the works exhibited: a first edition of Dickens' A Christmas Carol with hand-colored illustrations, a book from 1605, a film, photographs, and interactive displays. Accompanying lectures September 16, 19, and 26.


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