A new post on the Grolier Club Library Blog in honor of Valentine's Day, written by our formidable cataloger, Janalyn Martínez. Enjoy!
Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts.
Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club of New York is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. Named for Jean Grolier (1489 or 90-1565), the Renaissance collector renowned for sharing his library with friends, the Club’s objective is to foster “the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on paper.” The Club maintains a research library on printing and related book arts, and its programs include public exhibitions as well as a long and distinguished series of publications. As part of its mission to promote the art and history of the book, the Grolier Club regularly hosts the lectures and gatherings of other bookish organizations, and opens many of its own events to the public. No advance notice is required to view Grolier Club exhibitions; however, RSVPs and reservations for other events should be made through Maev Brennan, tel. (212) 838-6690, x7, [email protected].
A new post on the Grolier Club Library Blog in honor of Valentine's Day, written by our formidable cataloger, Janalyn Martínez. Enjoy!
The blockbuster exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work" closed this past Saturday, but today we offer this video record of Lisa Baskin's standing-room-only lecture about her collection, held at the Grolier Club on Wednesday January 22, during Bibliography Week. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/390777847
Bibliography Week Lecture Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Lisa Baskin, speaking on the themes of the exhibition "500 Years of Women's Work."
As the blockbuster exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work" heads into its final days at the Grolier Club, we offer this video of Lisa Unger Baskin leading a walk-through of the exhibition, highlighting important objects from her collection: https://vimeo.com/389571530
Lisa Unger Baskin leads a walk-through of her exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work."
Final Days! Our “500 Years of Women’s Work” exhibition only runs through this Saturday, February 8. Until then, the gallery is open free of charge 10-5. #grolierclub #exhibitions #rubensteinlibrary #dukeuniversity
For those of you unable to attend the January 21 Grolier Club/Duke University symposium on Women in the Book Arts, or watch the live webcast that day, the full edited video record of the proceedings is now available to all on the Grolier Club's page of the Vimeo website: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6305996
Northampton Resident Documents 500 Years Of 'Women's Work'
The historical contributions of men fill most major museums and archives. Women are usually sidelined. One collector from western Massachusetts, Lisa Unger
Final Days! "500 Years of Women's Work" closes for good on Saturday, February 8th, at 5 pm. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/30/arts/things-to-do-in-nyc-february.html
A month’s worth of free, family-friendly and otherwise noteworthy cultural events.
Tomorrow 1-2 pm: Claudia Strauss-Schulson will lead a walk-through of the exhibition "Art in the Letter and Other Scrawls." Open to the public free of charge; no reservations required. Second Floor Gallery.
The Grolier Club ground floor exhibition hall, newly renovated in 2018.
At Long Last, an Exhibition Celebrates Centuries of Women at Work
A new show at New York's Grolier Club features the collection of Lisa Unger Baskin, who sought to share the untold stories of women in the workforce
Lisa Baskin speaking eloquently to a sold-out crowd on the themes of her “500 Years of Women’s Work” exhibition here this afternoon.
And we’re off! Bibliography Week 2020 opens with a bang today with a symposium on Women in the Book Arts, in connection with our current show: 500 Years of Women’s Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection.
Please note that next week, the Grolier Club galleries will have the following closures:
Monday, January 20: The Grolier Club will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
Tuesday, January 21: Both galleries will be closed all day.
Wednesday, January 22: The second floor gallery will be closed all day, and the ground floor gallery will only be open 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Both galleries will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 23. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
And the lovely reviews of "500 Years of Women's Work" keep coming! https://www.alphabettes.org/exhibition-review-five-hundred-years-of-womens-work/
Read a review of "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection" in today's online edition of the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/16/arts/design/womens-work-grolier-club.html
A Grolier Club exhibition explores 500 years of women as scientists, midwives, writers, activists, undertakers and more.
The Grolier Club is offering its bibliophile friends an opportunity to acquire a copy of the special limited edition of _Five Hundred Years of Women's Work_. Copies are available at the Club, or via email to Administrative Assistant Maev Brennan: [email protected]. The $500 cost is exclusive of shipping ($15 in the US, inquire for overseas rates.)
Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work:
The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection
Naomi L. Nelson, Lauren Reno, and Lisa Unger Baskin, eds. The Grolier Club and Duke University, 2019. 9½ x 11, 160 pp., 179 illustrations. Accompanies the eponymous exhibition held at the Grolier Club December 10, 2019-February 8, 2020. By bringing together materials from across the centuries, Baskin reveals what has historically been hidden—that women have long pursued a startling range of careers and vocations and that through their work they have supported themselves, their families, and the causes they believed in.
One of 95 deluxe copies, signed and numbered by
Lisa Unger Baskin, and specially bound by Sarah Creighton in quarter black morocco over red paste paper boards, red calf spine onlay titled in gilt, and stamped in gilt on upper and lower covers, in slipcase: $500.
Go Inside the Grolier Club on a Tour of the Latest Exhibition, Women's Work - Untapped New York
Explore the sterotype busting exhibition Women's Work inside the renowned Grolier Club in NYC.
Now open in our second floor gallery: “Art in the Letter and Other Scrawls” from the collection of Claudia Strauss-Schulson. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge Monday-Saturday 10-5 through February 22, 2020. The curator will offer free guided lunchtime tours from 1-2 pm on January 28, February 3, and February 18. No reservations required. #grolierclub #exhibitions
Our “Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work” exhibition was featured today on NY1! The exhibition will remain open to the public Monday-Saturday 10-5 through February 8th, and is free to the public.
You can see the exhibition here through February 8th.
Happy Holidays to all from the Grolier Club of New York!
Just a reminder: the Grolier Club will be closed December 24-26 and December 31-January 1 for the winter holidays. Happy Holidays to all of our members, visitors, and friends!
Extraordinary Collection of “Women’s Work” on View | Fine Books & Collections
A man may work from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done, as the old adage goes. Pity, then, the collector of women’s work, whose subject is virtually uncontainable, not to mention largely obscured. But Lisa Unger Baskin has persisted and prevailed at it over the past 45 years, ultimatel...
Lisa Baskin leading a tour this afternoon of her exhibition “Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work” at the Grolier Club.
'Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection' on view at the Grolier Club
Womens work. The phrase usually conjures up domestic duties or occupations largely associated with women, such as teaching, nursing, or housekee
Opening tomorrow, December 11, in our ground floor gallery: "500 Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection". The exhibition is open to the public free of charge 10-5 Monday-Saturday through February 8, 2020. The curator will also be offering the first of several free guided public tours of the exhibition on Thursday, December 12, from 1-2 pm. No reservations required.
Love these two interior views of 19thc North American book stores. DW Evans & Co, New York City ca 1860, and GG Evans, Philadelphia, 1860. On the rear covers of bookseller catalogues. #grolierclub #booksellercatalogs #bookstores #oldbookstores
Please note: The Grolier Club will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our second floor gallery will be open on Saturday, November 30th.
Now open in our second floor gallery: “Alexander Anderson’s
America” from the Collection of Jane R. Pomeroy. The exhibition is open 10-5 Monday-Saturday through December 28, 2019. #grolierclub #exhibitions
Our Librarian, Meghan Constantinou, was recently interviewed by @Helwi Mudde-Blom for the blog of the Société bibliographique de France @SocBiblio. The original post (in French) may be accessed via the Société’s website at https://histoirelivre.hypotheses.org/4598.
An English translation is available on the Grolier Club Library blog: https://grolierclub.wordpress.com/category/library/
Final days! Our second floor exhibition, “The A.B.C. of Alphabets,” closes this Saturday, November 2, at 5 pm. Until then it will be open, free of charge, 10-5. #grolierclub #exhibitions
Final days! "The A.B.C. of Alphabets" runs through this Saturday at 5 pm. Come see it while you can! Curator Gretchen Adkins will be giving a free public guided tour from 1-2 pm on Wednesday, October 30.
The recent passing of Michael D. Coe (1929-2019), Yale anthropologist and Mayan language expert, inspired our latest contribution to the Grolier Club Library blog: an essay about the relationship between the "Grolier Codex" and the Grolier Club.
On Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, the Grolier Club hosted:
"The CODEX Effect and the Emergence of the “Third Stream” in the 21st Century: A conversation between artists, curators, scholars, and collectors."
The conference program is available here: https://www.codexfoundation.org/the-codex-effect/the-codex-effect-program.
To view recordings, follow the links below:
Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbaFSCfNd-k&feature=youtu.be
Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbvWRgp5g-4&feature=youtu.be
The latest addition to the Grolier Club Library blog is a post by our cataloger, Janalyn Martínez, about the Club's Noble Fragment leaf from the Gutenberg Bible. https://grolierclub.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/a-noble-fragment/
The 42-line Gutenberg Bible (1450-1455) is one of the most valuable books in the world. Of a print run that may have numbered between 160 and 180, only 49 copies have survived, complete or “substan…
Please note: The Grolier Club will be closed on Monday, October 14th, for the Columbus Day holiday. Both galleries will be closed on Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th, for a private event. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Peter Koch Printer: A forty-five-year retrospective opens at the Grolier Club
Peter Rutledge Koch has been designing and printing limited edition books, portfolios, and ephemera since 1974. He has long been recognized as one of
Press Release Fun: Amazing, Adept, Appealing Alphabet Books Exhibition at the Grolier Club — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production
Your greatest abecedarian wishes are about to come true. The Grolier Club of NYC is hosting a free exhibit of a personal collection of alphabet books through the centuries. There are even free lunchtime tours! Here are the details:
Now open in our second floor gallery: “The A.B.C. of Alphabets” from the collection of Gretchen Adkins. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge Monday-Saturday 10-5 through November 2nd. The curator will be giving free guided public tours on September 25 and October 2, 16, and 30 from 1-2 pm. No reservations required. #grolierclub #exhibitions
We are so pleased to announce that the Grolier Club has received a 2019 Digitization Funding Award from METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) in the amount of $2290 to digitize its copy of William Stannard's The Art Exemplar (London 1859?). For more information, see our latest blog post:
The Grolier Club Library is pleased to announce it has received a 2019 Digitization Funding Award from METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) in the amount of $2290 to digitize its copy of W…
Welcome to the Grolier Club’s 136th season! Our first exhibition of the fall, “Peter Koch, Printer”, is now open in our ground floor gallery. The exhibition runs through November 23, 2019 and is open to the public free of charge Monday-Saturday 10-5. #grolierclub #exhibitions
Opening Wednesday, September 11th, in our first floor gallery:
New York — Peter Rutledge Koch has been designing and printing limited edition books, portfolios, and ephemera since 1974. He has long been recognized as one of the most accomplished printers and typographic designers of his generation. His training, influences, and achievements place him in the l...
I am pleased to announce my guest post, written for the Early Modern Female Book Ownership blog, about an inscription documenting an early modern woman’s ownership of one of our incunables.
My thanks to Martine van Elk for inviting me to contribute!
By Meghan Constantinou, Librarian, The Grolier Club Fig. 1. Bartolo of Sassoferrato (1313-1357). Super prima parte Digesti novi. Venice: Nicolas Jenson, 1478, leaf a2r. Grolier Club Library, Call n…
The Grolier Club is closed for the month of August, for deep cleaning, maintenance, repairs, and exhibition preparation. We'll look forward to seeing our members and our many bookish friends when we re-open after Labor Day. In the meantime -- happy late summer!
Excited to find the ownership inscription of Restoration-era poet, Rachel Jevon, on one of our incunables this morning!
Walt Whitman's Sensuality and Self-Promotion
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Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club of New York is America's oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. Named for Jean Grolier, the Renaissance collector renowned for sharing his library with friends, the Club's objective is to foster "the literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books." The Club maintains a research library on printing and related book arts, and its programs include free public exhibitions, lectures and other events, as well as a long and distinguished series of publications.
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