Posts tagged "exhibits"

New Exhibit: Quaker Oats Makes a Movie

Promotional still from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory showing Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Quaker Oats Makes a Movie: A Scrumdiddlyumptious Wonka Adventure. This exhibit, curated by students in Matthew Solomon's SAC 335 class, explores the production of the film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, and Quaker Oats's unexpected involvement in the film industry.

New Exhibit: Seven Fantasy Classics for Children | Opening Today

Poster advertising exhibit: Seven Fantasy Classics for Children (April 10-July 31, 2018). Decorated with floral background from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, two line-drawing of Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother, and a cartoon version of the Big Bad Wolf character from Little Red Riding Hood

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the opening of Seven Fantasy Classics for Children, a new exhibit in the Audubon Room, curated by Lisa Makman's English 313 course, Children's Literature and the Invention of Modern Childhood. Join us for an informal opening today on Tuesday, April 10th, 1:00-2:30pm in the Hatcher Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

Now Online: The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet

Screenshot of online exhibit, showing header image of English manor house, exhibit sections down the left side, and two fashion plates in the center-right: a pink ball gown and three promenade dresses.

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new online exhibit: The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet. This exhibit features a selection of materials from the physical exhibit commemorating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, which was on display in the Audubon Room of Hatcher Graduate Library, November 20, 2017 - March 30, 2018.

Dining with Jane Austen IV: Dancing the Night Away

Woman dancing in a pink and white, ankle-length ball gown with empire waist. Hair is pulled back with a headband and put up in ringlets at the back of her head.

As the fashionable elite came to eat dinner later and later in the day, supper became almost obsolete. As Maria Rundell notes in the 1813 edition of A New System of Domestic Cookery, “hot suppers are not much in use where people dine very late.” One exception to this rule was a ball, when late hours and active exercise called for substantial evening fare. In Emma, several of the main characters visit a local inn to assess its ability to host a ball, and much is made of the question of where to...

Dining with Jane Austen III: A Company Dinner

Woman standing, wearing an orange dress with white fan-shaped decorations down the front.

As noted in Dining with Jane Austen II: No Such Thing as Lunch?, dinner shifted from noon-time to evening over the course of the 18th century, but this change occurred slowly and unevenly, with the result that certain households - especially those with claims to urbanity and fashion - might eat their main meal of the day much later than others. In Sense and Sensibility, The Dashwoods dine at 4pm at home in Barton Cottage, but in London, Mrs. Jenning’s begins dinner at 5 o’clock. In Pride and...

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