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Page-Turner: Books and Reading in Art

March 1, 2017 - March 5, 2018

Marvin Cone, Miss Doris Cone, 1931, oil and board, museum purchase, Dorothy Houts Fund with gift of Winnifred Cone and the Marvin Cone Trust, 86.1.20b.

Page-Turner: Books and Reading in Art

March 2017 – March 2018


From Marvin Cone’s enchanting paintings of his daughter Doris engrossed in a book to Mary GrandPre’s charming illustrations for the blockbuster Harry Potter series, books and reading have inspired artists in a variety of ways for generations.  This exhibition casts a wide net, including objects created out of books, books from artist’s collections, name plates and illustrations from books, and, of course, images of people reading.  This exhibition’s long run will allow for a wide variety of reading-related programming over the course of the year.


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