Join us to celebrate 150 years of Alice illustration on Monday, September 21

Alice surrounded by the playing cards and creatures of Wonderland

Lewis Carroll. Helen Oxenbury (illustrator). Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick PRess, 1999. Gift of William A. Gosling.

Join us to celebrate 150 years of artistic exploration of Lewis Carroll's Wonderland on Monday, September 21, 4:00-5:30 p.m in Hatcher Gallery. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass had a profound effect on the history of book illustration. Carroll's masterpieces came to be among the most known, respected, republished, analyzed, parodied, abridged, appropriated, and adapted works of literature in the world, and countless artists have been drawn to the complexities of the text. No other books (save perhaps the Bible) have been such an inspiration for illustrators. 

Learn more about the artistic, textual, and cultural history of Alice illustration from Arnold Hirshon, avid Carroll collector and Associate Provost and University Librarian at Case Western Reserve University. Refreshments will include tea & coffee, accompanied by cupcakes (don't worry - they won't make you grow!). 

The 7th floor exhibit space will be open both prior to the event and from 5:30-6. Attendees are encouraged to walk upstairs afterwards to enjoy the exhibit. All are welcome!

Alice in the White Rabbit's house, growing
Lewis Carroll. Willy Pogany (illustrator)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1929


Lecture: Much of a Muchness: 150 Years of Artistic Visions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-glass
Sept. 21 4:00-5:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery


Exhibit: "Curiouser and Curiouser!": Exploring Wonderland with Alice
August 25, 2015 - Thursday, December 17, 2015
7th floor Hatcher Exhibit Space