Books/Lives: Every Book Has a Story, a student-curated exhibition prepared by Professor Alexa Sand's Manuscript Studies class, will open on Friday, November 20th in the Library's Hatch Room, located in Special Collections and Archives. The exhibition features a collection of manuscripts and early printed books drawn from the Library’s holdings, including several books of hours, an Ethiopic Gospel, and Albrecht Dürer’s work on human proportion among other treasures from the 13th through the 17th century.
Students from Professor Sand's class, alongside graduate students from the department of French at the University of Utah, will present their work on the exhibited material during a daylong symposium to be held in Library 101 on November 20th beginning at noon. The symposium will culminate at 5:00 with a keynote lecture by Dr. Judith Oliver, Professor Emerita of Art History from Colgate University. The lecture, entitled “Gate of Paradise: The New Mercantile Economy and the Book of Hours,” is sponsored by the Department of Art and Design Visiting Artists Series.
The show closes on January 20, 2016.