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October 2015

On a Golden Afternoon

October 3, 2015

..Alice's Adventures in Wonderland began as a performance. On a “golden afternoon” in 1862 Lewis Carroll improvised the story aloud, as he looked after and entertained the three daughters of Henry Liddell, including, most importantly, the precocious Alice Liddell. Charlie Lovett, author, scholar and curator of the Library’s current exhibition, shares the details of Carroll’s love for performing and his invention of Alice in Wonderland. See artifacts from Carroll’s world up close. Participate in a reading from a facsimile of Carroll's own…

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Alice Live!

October 2, 2015 - January 16, 2016

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present the exhibit Alice Live! The exhibit will trace the history of Lewis Carroll’s immortal Alice stories in live performance from their first professional staging in 1886 to the present day. Alice Live! will open on October 2, 2015 through January 16, 2016 in the Oenslager Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum. The exhibit is curated by Charlie…

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September 2015

Go Ask Alice: Alice, Wonderland, and Popular Culture

September 21, 2015 - December 11, 2015
Go Ask Alice: Alice, Wonderland and Popular Culture

'Go Ask Alice': Alice, Wonderland and Popular Culture, explores Alice parodies and ephemera for viewers of all ages, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the beloved children's story by Lewis Carroll. The exhibition draws material from Fales Library’s Alfred C. Berol Collection, the largest collection of Lewis Carroll materials in the United States. Additionally, materials from the Jon Lindseth collection of Alice in Wonderland ephemera will be on display for the first time.…

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Alice in a World of Wonderlands

September 16, 2015 - November 21, 2015

This is an exhibition of many translations of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This is an outgrowth of the compiling of the book by the same name. Well over one hundred translators and scholars contributed to the 3 volume compendium of foreign language Alice knowledge.  

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Alice at Columbia

September 8, 2015 - January 28, 2016
Chang Octagon Gallery, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler Library, 6th Floor, East, Columbia University
New York, NY United States
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This exhibit is about Alice Hargreaves being awarded an honorary Ph.D. in 1932, on the occasion of the centenary of Lewis Carroll's birth. The degree was awarded based on the fact that Alice as a child implored Carroll to write down the tale he had begun on a fateful rowing trip. There was much fanfare associated with the ceremony and the accompanying exhibit. Directions to Butler Library.

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June 2015

Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland

June 26, 2015 - October 11, 2015

This exhibition will bring to light the curious history of Wonderland, presenting an engaging account of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. For the first time in three decades, the original manuscript will travel from the British Library in London to New York, where it will be joined by original drawings and letters, rare editions, vintage photographs, and fascinating objects—many never before exhibited. The enchanting tale of Wonderland was first told “one…

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