The Art of the Book

  • Otto of the Silverhand, Howard Pyle
  • The Reader, Rockwell Kent
  • The Odyssey, N.C. Wyeth
January 14, 2012 - May 20, 2012
Craig Gallery

The Art of the Book, organized by Farnsworth Registrar Angela Waldron, is an exploration of the museum’s eclectic collection of primarily nineteenth- and twentieth- century rare, first edition, and out- of -print books ranging from the earliest purchases by Robert Bellows in the 1940s to important donations made throughout the museum’s history. Included will be Bellow’s original ledger describing his purchases, providing a fascinating insight into his collecting mission, trends of the time, and the storied bookshops he frequented in Boston and New York City.


The Art of the Book is made possible in part thanks to the support of the following:


Artisan Books & Bindery The Goose River Exchange Lux Mentis Booksellers The Owl & Turtle Bookshop Priscilla Juvelis Rare Books