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    Conversation with The Library: “Development of the Book in China”
    October 26, 2017
    Chao Lecture Hall

    Join Head of Library Services, Elisa Hansen, and Curator of Asian Art, Rhiannon Paget, at “Conversation: The Development of the Book in China” presented by Dr. Robert Hegel, Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese at Washington University, St. Louis. From its earliest forms, written by hand on silk or on bamboo strips, the book has been a prized item throughout Chinese history.  A brief survey of the book in China will be presented in this public lecture.

    10:30 AM- Enjoy complimentary tickets to the Conversation. Reservations for tickets are required.
    12:00 PM- Following the lecture, Friends of the Library & Friends of Asian Art are invited to a private lunch at Muse with Elisa Hansen, Dr. Robert Hegel and Dr. Rhiannon Paget.  

    Please note: Friends are responsible for their own lunch cost.

    The Librarian’s Choice: Selected Treasures from the Art Library’s Vaults
    December 12, 2017
    The Ringling Art Library
    3:30-5:00 PM

    Elisa Hansen, Head of Library Services, presents these treasured books that are part of The Ringling’s collection. Light refreshments to be served.

    Conversation - Willy Pogany: Book Illustrator and Painter of Ca' d'Zan's Interior
    April 3, 2018
    Chao Lecture Hall
    10:30 AM -12:00 PM

    Willy Pogany was a Hungarian-born artist known primarily for his fairy tale-like illustrations in more than one hundred books from the first half of the twentieth century. He also produced the covers for a number of magazines and created set designs for the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Hollywood films, and the Ziegfield Follies.  Here in Sarasota, he is most known for the ceiling paintings in several rooms in Ca d’Zan. 
        
    In this Conversation, Ron McCarty, Keeper of Ca d’Zan, will discuss Pogany’s work in Ca d’Zan, and Elisa Hansen, Head of Library Services, will present examples of illustrations by the artist from books in The Ringling’s Art Library Special Collection.

    This is a public "Conversation" program, and afterwards Friends of the Library are invited to the Library for light refreshments and the opportunity to view books illustrated by Pogany from The Ringling rare book collection.

    Conversation - Unveiling the Evidence:  A Book Conservator’s Journey to the Beginning
    May 7, 2017
    Chao Lecture Hall
    10:30-12:30 PM

    Friends are invited to complimentary admission to the public program, Conversation- Unveiling the Evidence: A Book Conservator's Journey to the Beginning will be presented by Sonja Jordan-Mowery, a book and paper conservator who has trained and conducted conservation assessments around the world. Following the lecture, Friends of the Library are invited to the Library for refreshments and discussion.

    Become a Friend of the Library and join us!

    Friends of the Library enjoy unique opportunities to explore rare and limited editions featuring historic and contemporary art, from antique folios with beautiful hand-colored plates, to new titles highlighting the most influential artists of today. As a Friend, you will be invited to exclusive events and meet with experienced Librarians leading behind-the-scenes tours, lectures, and receptions showcasing the Library’s unique collections.

    If you are interested in attending these events please contact membership@ringling.org to become a Friend of the Library.
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