Creating Reality: Mapping the World, Mapping the Mind.  A colloquium in connection with 'Under the Wings of Artemis: The Crossroads of Scholarship and Art'

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
Special Collections Classroom, Allen Library South, Basement
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This will be the second of two colloquia (the first was held on 11/21/13) -- a roundtable discussion -- connected with the exhibit in Suzzallo entitled 'Under the Wings of Artemis: The Crossroads of Scholarship and Art' organized by Lauren Dudley and Sandra Kroupa.  For more information on the exhibit click here.

The colloquium will feature a roundtable discussion with Professor Catherine Connors (UW Classics), Professor Alain Gowing (UW Classics), book artist and book art educator Julie Chen of Mills College in Oakland, CA (visit her website here for further information), and book artist Robbin Ami Silverberg of Brooklyn, NY (visit her website here).

The exhibit, organized by Lauren Dudley along with Sandra Kroupa in Suzzallo's Special Collections, showcases from Suzzallo Library's extensive collection of artists' books those which focus on themes drawn from or inspired by classical literature and myth.  The chronological range of these books runs from the Renaissance to the present day; there are also some created (by faculty and others) specifically for the exhibit. In conjunction with these the exhibition also includes scholarly books by faculty from the Department of Classics that explore similar themes, albeit in a more academic vein than the artists' books.  This colloquium, like its extraordinarily successful predecessor in November, seeks to bring together scholars and artists in order to discuss the ways in which their work intersects, with particular attention to the themes illustrated by the material in the exhibit.

NB: In connection with this colloquium, the exhibit will be available for viewing beyond the usual hours (Special Collections usually closes at 5:00 PM) and there will be a reception (refreshments will be served!) from 5:00-7 PM in the Special Collections Classroom prior to the beginning of the colloquium.

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