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Library Exhibitions

Language of Flowers: Floral Art and Poetry
Language of Flowers

Floral Art and Poetry

Friday, May 13 – Sunday, August 7, 2016
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Library Talk:
Sunday, June 5, 2016
2 p.m.

This exhibition features an assortment of little-sized books containing poetic floral lexicons. In the 19th century, Victorians expressed their feelings by offering bouquets of flowers to a special person.  Each flower conveyed a particular sentiment and offered a secret message.

Pressing for Plants: Herbaria in Books
Pressing for Plants: Herbaria in Books

Volumes embedded with plant specimens on display.

Friday, August 12 – Sunday, November 6, 2016
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Library Talk:
Sunday, September 11, 2016
2 p.m.

Rather than a botanical illustration of a leaf, stem, root, seed, and flower to describe a specimen, the actual plants are pressed into the pages often with artistic flare.

Pteridomania: The Victorian Fern Craze
Pteridomania: The Victorian Fern Craze

A rare book exhibition.

Friday, November 11, 2016 – Sunday, February 5, 2017
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Library Talk:
Sunday, December 4, 2016
2 p.m.