Thursday, April 11, 2013

Experience the Sweet Life with Dante!

Today, Wednesday, April 11, marks the 541st anniversary of the first printed Divine Comedy (by Neumeister and da Trevi on April 11, 1472). So join us in celebrating Mount Holyoke's Dante Collection from 4 to 5pm in the Stimson Room! 

Professor Mark Peterson will offer an introduction to this rare book collection, and Special Collections student assistant Alena McNamara '13 has chosen beautiful editions for you to examine. 

We'll also have Divine Comedy button-making, coloring pages, and delicious treats -- devil's food cake, angel's food cake, Italian cookies, and more for "l'esperîenza di questa dolce vita" -- "the experience of this sweet life" (Paradiso, Canto XX, lines 47-48). 

You know you want to break out your crayons and do this Dante coloring page!

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