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Making Pictures: Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central
Sat, July 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at
Parkway Central Library
Art-makers have told stories through their pictures for at least 20,000 years. We won't have anything as old as the Lascaux cave paintings, but come explore 500 years of narrative art from the Rare Book Department's collections. This program will let visitors get an up-close look at illustration in process, showing off unfinished portraits from Mughal India, underdrawings from medieval European manuscripts, Victorian-era engraved steel plates, color separations for 1950s children's books, and other peeks "behind the book."
Take history in the palm of your hand: turn pages, hold manuscripts, and handle artifacts with the Hands-on History series from the Free Library's Special Collections. Curiosity seekers age 13 and up are welcome! Registration is free, but required.
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