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Art Is Where You Find It

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February-May 2008
Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street, New Haven, Connecticut

Art lovers don't often think of the library or archive as a place to study original works of art, but this exhibition showcases pencil sketches, watercolors, cartoons, caricatures, and ephemera from the records of the University or from the collections of personal or family papers in Manuscripts and Archives.

Filed away with correspondence and diaries or miraculously surviving in attic trunks or basement storerooms, the items on display reflect the daily lives of families, individuals, or institutions and span three centuries. Included are works of art by luminaries in the fields of medicine, government, science, literature, or education. Early works by a number of well-known artists will are also on display.