Today is Memorial Day, and the weather forecast suggests it will be a lovely day for strolling through the gardens and enjoying an outdoor lunch at the Café.
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. is “Printing in the Americas before the Bay Psalm Book,” a free lecture in Friends’ Hall. David Szewczyk of the Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company will explore the history of the printing press in the New World, from the role of the Inquisition in bringing printing to the Americas to the men and women who were printers and the remarkable books they produced.
Have you had an opportunity to take a look at the small and lovely exhibition upstairs in the Huntington Art Gallery? Next time you stop in to say hi to Pinkie and Blue Boy, head up to the Works on Paper Room and immerse yourself in “French Travelers to the East: Jean de Thévenot and Cultural Exchange in the 16th and 17th Centuries.” It’ll be here through July 23.
LAST CHANCE: Be sure to come enjoy the treasures of the Main Exhibition Hall of the Library building before this space closes on June 5 for a major renovation. But don’t worry, many of the featured works—including the Gutenberg Bible—will soon have temporary homes on display elsewhere at The Huntington. The new permanent exhibition space will reopen in the fall of 2013. You can read more about this exciting project here.
Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.