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100 Objects + Mr. Jefferson's Telescope: Exhibition Opening and Book Launch Celebration

100 Objects + Mr. Jefferson's Telescope: Exhibition Opening and Book Launch Celebration

Help us celebrate this twin launch with the UVA Library and UVA Press! Come see the show, browse and buy the book, enjoy a delicious spread from Red Hub Food Co. and a cash bar, and meet the people who made these remarkable projects a reality. So what exactly are we celebrating? The release of  Mr. Jefferson's Telescope: The History of the University of Virginia in 100 Objects (UVA Press, 2017) and the launch of the companion exhibition "The University of Virginia in 100 Objects." Remarks by author Brendan Wolfe and curator Molly Schwartzburg start at 6:00 in the Harrison Auditorium. This event is FREE and open to the public.

About the exhibition: Featuring artifacts from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, other university entities,  and private collections, The University of Virginia in 100 Objects commemorates UVA’s Bicentennial. The one hundred artifacts included represent moments from two centuries of UVA history in an exhibition that ranges across space as well as time--you can find seventy-nine objects in the galleries of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, and twenty-one more may be found at sixteen satellite sites around Grounds.

About the book: Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope begins with the years leading up to the University's 1819 founding and continues to the triumphs and challenges of the present day, each entry joining a full-color image with an engaging description that both stands alone and contributes to an engrossing larger narrative about how the school has evolved over time. 

 

 

Date:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time:
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Campus:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Categories:
Exhibition Opening

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Event Organizer

Holly Robertson