Monday, April 7, 2014

Today in the Archives and Special Collections: Fairy Tales, Treats, and Button Making!

Join us today at 4:30 in the Archives and Special Collections to celebrate the opening of Once Upon a Time, a new exhibit featuring fairy tales from the Mount Holyoke College Special Collections. There will be treats and button making!

For centuries, fairy tales have enchanted readers with stories of adventure, courage, and romance. These tales have also stirred the imaginations of artists whose fanciful illustrations have brought countless magical worlds to life. Once Upon a Time will showcase a selection of illustrated fairy tales, focusing on five classic stories: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Arabian Nights, The Snow Queen, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. These books, which date from the 19th century to today, provide an enchanting glimpse into the history of these beloved tales.

               Illustrations from Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty by Edmund Dulac, 1910

The exhibit, which is located in the Archives and Special Collections, MEWS, and on the sixth floor of the library, will be on view until May 9.

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