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Eye of the Expert: Ban(ish) the Thought

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Reception to follow

Photo by Lovely ValentineEye of the Expert

Ban(ish) the Thought

Curious about what our Victorian predecessors considered too naughty for the open shelves? Join members of our expert staff as we explore stories of censorship and arbitration of taste and morals using rare materials from the Athenæum’s special collections. The program will be followed by an opportunity to continue the discussion over wine and light hors d’oeuvres.

Registration is limited to 12 participants.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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