JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER
Upcoming Events
Thursday, July 12

Join us for a tour at the Charlevoix Historical Society to see over a dozen photographs from the Clements Library's David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography on display for their new exhibit guest curated by University of Michigan alumnus Ole Lyngklip.  

The exhibit examines the continuum of six important Charlevoix professional photographers from the 1880s to the 1960s.  Visitors will be able to take photos in a replicated 1880s photo studio complete with vintage backdrops and props.  In addition, early photographic equipment is on display including wood box cameras, a stereoscopic camera, and antique Kodak cameras. Register here.
Wayzgoose Printing Festival

Calling all printmaking enthusiasts!  The Ann Arbor District Library is hosting its first annual Wayzgoose and Printing Festival to celebrate all forms of printmaking! The Clements Library will be open between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to offer demonstrations of our 1851 Columbian printing press. Learn more about the festival here. 
Clements in the News
Dr. J. Kevin Graffagnino on Speaking of Art

Clements Library Director J. Kevin Graffagnino discussed his recently released book, The Pioneer Americanists: Early Collectors, Dealers, and Bibliographers, with Ed Hoffman of WAAM 1600.  The interview will air on Saturday, July 7, at 3 p.m. Don't forget to tune in!

"A lovely book, very nicely printed and laid out, and with a tremendous amount of information on the subject. It will certainly be of great interest--and great use--to anyone who cares about the subject and wants to learn more." - Nick Aretakis, Americana dealer
Events Highlight
Toledo Museum of Art Field Trip

On June 19, friends of the Clements Library traveled to the Toledo Museum of Art for a guided tour of the exhibit Before Audubon: Alexander Wilson's Birds of the United States. They then explored the museum's new exhibition, Rebecca Louise Law: Community, which features thousands of plants and flowers native to the region. After a catered lunch, guests explored the nearby Wildwood Manor House and Ellen Shipman Gardens

One attendee wrote, "What a great trip to Toledo!  Everything was perfect.  The exhibits were wonderful, the docents well informed, the lunch tasty, the company genial, and the floral installation unforgettable." 

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The exhibition Rebecca Louise Law: Community  required 4,000 volunteer hours to put together.
Curator Paula Reich leads guests through the Before Audubon exhibit.
Guests spent the afternoon at the Wildwood Manor House in Toledo.
Attendees explore the Ellen Shipman garden at the Wildwood Manor House.
In the Avenir Foundation Room
Edward Walsh (1756-1832), "Chipaway. Taken from the Mouth of the Creek. May 17th 1804."
Collecting the Clements Library, 1903-2016

Our semi-permanent exhibit cases have been updated to include a new set of rarities from the Clements collections. This exhibit tells the story of collecting at the Clements Library from William L. Clements's original efforts to the current day.

Stop by on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to discover incredible historical treasures like the Edward Walsh watercolor at right.
Clements Exhibits
Open on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour at 11:00 a.m. 
or 2:00 p.m. on July 20
The D. N. Diedrich Collection of Manuscript Americana, 17th - 20th Century
May 25 - October 26, 2018

This exhibit explores the breadth and depth of the D. N. Diedrich Collection, which primarily contains handwritten Americana from the 17th - 20th century. The collection's wide-ranging but deeply intertwined subject matter includes original, authentic, and historical manuscripts in the categories of religion, education, speech, government, literature, music, philanthropy, and the World Wars. 

Register for a tour to learn more about the Clements and the current exhibit  here.
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