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SOLD OUT: Make Art Not War: Anti-War Artists' Books in the Rare Books Collection of the Boston Athenæum

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This event is SOLD OUT. You are welcome to register on our wait list.

Reception to follow
Members $15
Joel R. Brouwer, Lt. Shrapnel: A Poem (New York: Artichoke Yink Press, 2000). Athenæum Purchase
Joel R. Brouwer, Lt. Shrapnel: A Poem (New York: Artichoke Yink Press, 2000). Athenæum Purchase.

Make Art Not War: Anti-War Artists' Books in the Rare Books Collection of the Boston Athenæum

Stanley Ellis Cushing

Stanley Ellis Cushing, Anne C. and David J. Bromer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Boston Athenæum, leads this presentation, drawn from the Boston Athenæum’s remarkable collection of artists’ books. Discover the diverse materials and structures that artists use to express anti-war sentiments in book form.

Stanley Ellis Cushing joined the Athenæum following his graduation from Boston University with a BA in history, working in conservation. He became head of conservation in 1973, a position he held until 2002 when he was named curator of rare books. During Cushing’s tenure, the Athenæum has become the repository of a world-renowned collection of artists’ books.

This event is the fourth and final program in “The Art of War,” a series investigating artists’ responses to war and violence from the American Revolution to today. Watch the first three programs online:

Beyond Stereotype: War, Warriors, and the Creative Arts
Monday, January 30, 2017
6-7 pm
Discussion with former US Marine Corps combat artist Michael D. Fay and cultural historian Tara Leigh Tappert

The (Modern) Art of War
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6-7 pm
Lecture by author Sally Pemberton

A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley
Monday, February 27, 2017
6-7 pm
Book talk with Harvard University Professor of History Jane Kamensky

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