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TEXT AND IMAGE: EAST ASIAN RARE BOOKS AND ART WORKS AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES

February 8, 2018 - May 31, 2018

The Claremont Colleges Library, 2nd Floor North Lobby


On display at The Claremont Colleges Library north entrance lobby is a selection of East Asian rare books and art works ranging from the early 11th century to the early 20th century that are held in The Claremont Colleges Library’s Asian Library and Special Collections, and in the Denison Library and Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College. These works exemplify the unique features and characteristics of traditional East Asian books and prints. These valuable collections came to Claremont via a variety of channels, but mostly through the generosity of private donors. They have been indispensable resources to faculty and students’ research, teaching, and learning. The exhibition highlights the teaching and research value of these resources and acknowledges donors whose generosity created the collections and keeps them in pristine condition.


In this exhibit you will learn about characteristics of Chinese woodblock printed books like illustrated literary works from the Song, Ming, and Qing dynasties, about polychrome woodblock printed books such as Chinese and Japanese painting manuals, and much more. The exhibit will be on view in the North Lobby of The Claremont Colleges Library through May 2018.


For more information about the exhibit, phone 909-607-3977 or email spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu

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