Monday, January 12
Gelman Library, Room 219
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and the Art and the Book program cordially invite you to the launch of An Exquisite Future, the fifth annual collaborative artist’s book by Art and the Book graduate students. Please join us!
An Exquisite Future explores the implications of a future with a reduced population of honeybees. A vital pollinator of many types of food plants for humans and animals, honeybees are in danger of disappearing because of colony collapse disorder. The artists used this phenomenon as a starting point for contemplating the future. Each artist responded to the preceding vision, building on what came before and using humor while considering potential difficulties.
You do us proud, sir! David Stone spent years collecting Gilbert and Sullivan memorabilia: original manuscripts, production materials, letters and personal effects of dramatist/librettist W.S. Gilbert, composer Arthur Sullivan and impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte. Mr. Stone and his wife, Ann, are giving their massive collection to the University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. “The University Libraries is honored to be the future home of this collection with its inestimable research value for Mason faculty and students as well as scholars world-wide. The collection complements existing strengths in performing arts collections such as the Arena Stage Archives and Federal Theatre Project Collections,” said Yvonne Carignan, Head, Special Collections & Archives. The Stones also created the David and Annabelle Stone Gilbert and Sullivan Endowed Fund for cataloging and preserving the collection. Read more!