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Library exhibition explores world as depicted in children's books
"Department Store," a 1932 illustration by Yasui Koyata for the Japanese children's magazine, Kodomo no Kuni, is among the books, posters, original artwork and toys drawn from the Cotsen Children's Library's collection for the exhibition, "Brave New World: 20th-Century Books from the Cotsen Children's Library."
The Cotsen Children's Library is celebrating its historical collection of illustrated children's books with an exhibition through Oct. 26.
The exhibition, "Brave New World: 20th-Century Books from the Cotsen Children's Library," was organized to mark the publication of the library's second of two volumes describing its 20th-century materials. Housed in both the main gallery and the Milberg Gallery in Firestone Library, the exhibition features books from the United States, England, France, Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Japan and the former Soviet Union.
The Cotsen Library is perhaps "the only historical children's book collection in the English-speaking world that could mount such an exhibition of picture books without borrowing from other libraries," said Andrea Immel, curator of the exhibition and of the Cotsen Library.
"One of the purposes of the show," Immel said, "is to demonstrate that children's books reflect the legacy of modernization in all its complexity and ambivalence and excitement." The main gallery features artwork and children's books published between 1900 and 1950, organized around such subjects as the automobile, communications, consumerism, health and hygiene, the train, urbanization and war. Related original artwork, posters, activity books and toys drawn from the Cotsen Library's collection also are on display.
The part of the exhibition in the Milberg Gallery focuses on the modern artists who have created children's books. Among the highlights are works by Alexander Benois, Jean Cocteau, Salvadore Dali, Edward Gorey, David Hockney, El Lissitzky and Barry Moser, as well as unpublished drawings by George Grosz loaned by the artist's son and his wife.
Tours of the exhibition are scheduled during Reunions weekend at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, May 30. Tours also will take place at 3 p.m. on these Sundays: June 1, July 6, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7.
The Triangle Club will present its 112th annual production, "This Side of Parody," at 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in McCarter Theatre. The student written and performed show features the famous, politically incorrect all-male kickline. For advance tickets, call 258-2787.
Dance at McCarter Theatre
Acclaimed American dance company Ronald K. Brown/Evidence will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in McCarter Theatre. Over the last few years, Ronald K. Brown has emerged as one of the country's hottest choreographers. His distinctive high-energy style draws on African and Afro-Caribbean dance, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance. Evidence is a New York-based dance company whose mission is to share perspectives through modern dance, theater and kinetic storytelling. For ticket information, call 258-2787 or visit www.mccarter.org.
Women's football clinic is June 1
Women can enhance their knowledge of football and help a worthy cause at the same time during the second annual Princeton women's football clinic on Sunday, June 1.
Tiger football coaches will lead the program, which will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at Princeton Stadium. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cancer Institute of New Jersey-Breast Cancer Division, the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in New Jersey. The clinic will consist of strategy meetings, practice, drills and a flag football game in the stadium.
Interested women should register by Wednesday, May 21, by contacting Eric Jackson at 258-3546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
18,000 expected for Reunions
Some 18,000 people -- alumni and their families -- are expected on campus Thursday through Sunday, May 29-June 1, for Reunions activities.
Highlights of the weekend will include: the annual P-rade throughout campus beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday; alumni-faculty forums and department open houses during the day on Friday and Saturday; and performances by groups including Quipfire!, Theatre Intime, the University Orchestra and the Triangle Club, receptions and student/alumni arch sings on Friday and Saturday evenings.
All alumni and University representatives once again will be required to have wristbands to participate in Reunions activities in the major reunion headquarters courtyards (wristbands are not required for attending lectures or watching the P-rade). Faculty and staff who ordered wristbands in advance from the Alumni Council may pick them up from 7 to 11 p.m. each night in the Maclean House parlor (enter through the front door).
For a complete schedule of Reunions activities, visit this Web site: alumni.princeton.edu/Events/Reunions.asp.
Russina studies celebrates 40th anniversary
The Program in Russian Studies will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a panel discussion involving past and current faculty members on Friday, May 30.
The event, titled "Russia and Eurasia: High Culture, Politics and Foreign Affairs," will begin at 3:30 p.m. in 145 Peyton Hall. It will be followed at 5:30 p.m. by a reception at 5 Ivy Lane.
Participants will include: Professor Emeritus Robert Tucker, founder and first director of Russian studies; Professor Emeritus Stephen Cohen, longtime director of Russian studies; Professor Emeritus Charles Townsend, longtime chair of Slavic languages and literatures; Caryl Emerson, the Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Gilbert Rozman, the Musgrave Professor of Sociology; and Stephen Kotkin, professor of history and current director of Russian studies.
May 19, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 27
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