Upcoming Events
Toledo Field Trip
Tuesday, June 19

Join Clements Library staff as we explore the Toledo Museum of Art with a curator-led tour of the exhibit Before Audubon: Alexander Wilson's Birds of the United States, featuring 30 prints from the Clements collection. 

Lunch will be served in the beautiful Peristyle Lobby. We will conclude our trip with a visit to the Wildwood Manor House and Ellen Shipman Garden. 

$90 includes bus transportation, entry fees and lunch. Find more information and register here.
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.
Events Highlight
Toledo Museum of Art

On May 31, Clements Library Associates and members of the 
U-M Toledo Alumni Club gathered at the Toledo Museum of Art for a reception and to tour the exhibit Before Audubon: Alexander Wilson's Birds of the United States featuring  30 prints from the Clements collection. 

This event was made possible by a generous donation from George and Kathy Jones. Become a Clements Library Associate today to join future events like this one!

You can view the exhibit through July 15.

Curator Paula Reich guides attendees through a tour of the exhibit
Clements graphics curator Clayton Lewis speaks about our partnership with the  Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo mayor and U-M alumnus 
Wade Kapszukiewicz greets attendees
Dave and Cary Wise view 
Alexander Wilson's prints
Upcoming Lectures
Fall Preview

We are putting the finishing touches on our fall lecture series and look forward to announcing our full lineup soon. Pulitzer Prize winner and 1997 Price fellow Elizabeth Fenn will join us in September. Fenn's Pulitzer-winning 2014 book Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People explores Mandan Indian history from 1100 to 1845. She is now at work on a biography of Sacagawea.

Stay tuned for future updates on our exciting upcoming lecture series!
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. 
on  June 8 or  June 22
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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