Saturday, January 23, 2010

Join Us March 13 for a Special Talk

by Mark Samuels Lasner


Noted collector and scholar Mark Samuels Lasner will present a talk about his experiences while “COLLECTING THE LATE VICTORIANS” on Saturday, March 13, 2010, noon-12:45 at the MacDonald Kelce Library, University of Tampa. (At right is a portrait of James McNeill Whistler from his collection.)


This illustrated talk by Lasner, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Delaware Library, will complement an exhibit of items from his collections presented in "Facing the Late Victorians" at the H. B. Plant Museum. The show opens in March and will remain on view during the national conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, hosted this year at the University of Tampa. This special talk, with an opportunity for questions, is sponsored by the Friends of the Tampa Book Arts Studio and the Friends of the University of Tampa Library. It is free and open to the public.


In addition to Mark's talk, those attending could also visit the full exhibit of “Facing the Late Victorians” at the H. B. Plant Museum. Also, in the Macdonald Kelce Library, we will have two free exhibits for booklovers to see before or after Mark’s talk: the touring exhibit of “The Bookbindings of Alice C. Morse,” prepared by Mindell Dubansky of the Thomas Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and originally exhibited at the Grolier Club, plus a display of Victorian Publisher's Bindings from the Tampa Book Arts Studio Library Collections.


We hope you will be able to join us for this special talk with a fascinating collector. And you may even want to pick up a copy of the handsome original catalog published by the University of Delaware Press.




Learn more about "Facing the Late VIctorians" at this link:


www.facingthelatevictorians.com


Have a look at the Metopolitan Museum link below for more about Alice C. Morse:


http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mors/hd_mors.htm




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