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Special Collections Lecture -- The Past as Present: Making Art from Ephemera

Nov 8, 2013
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library

"The Past as Present: Making Art from Ephemera." Book artist Maureen Cummins will talk about her career and how it evolved from digging in dumpsters and searching flea markets to being a visiting artist in research archives. She will show slides from book projects based on historical subject matter such as slave narratives, turn-of-the-century homosexual love letters, the Salem witch trials, and the Triangle Factory Fire. Using found printed matter and historical research, her works look at the past in new, and sometimes challenging, ways.

Price: Free and open to the public

For more information, contact Bailey/Howe Special Collections at 656-2138 or

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