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Library Exhibitions

Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter

Beloved Children’s Author and Naturalist

Friday, November 13 – Sunday, February 7, 2016
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Library Talk:
Sunday, December 6, 2015
2 p.m.

Beatrix Potter: Beloved Children’s Author and Naturalist is an exhibition describing her early life and publishing career, and her love and preservation of the natural environment. It showcases several of Beatrix Potter’s delightful Little Books, a copy of her lesser known work Fairy Caravan, ephemera items, and more. Marta McDowell, author of Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life will present a talk on Beatrix Potter and the exhibition on Sunday, December 6, at 2 p.m. in the Library.

Orchidology: Orchidaceous Investigations
Orchidology: Orchidaceous Investigations

A special rare book exhibition featuring volumes of orchid illustrations.

Friday, February 12 – Sunday, May 8, 2016
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Library Talk:
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
2 p.m

From the smallest to the largest and to the fragrant, orchids are a source of fascination and intrigue.

Language of Flowers: Floral Art and Poetry
Language of Flowers: Floral Art and Poetry

An assortment of little-sized books containing poetic floral lexicons.

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

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

In the 19th century, Victorian’s expressed their feeling 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.