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