'In Pursuit of the Picturesque,' exhibition tours with talks by curators

Exhibition gallery

In Pursuit of the Picturesque – British Color Plate Books: 1776 – 1868, the new exhibition in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, showcases the advancement of art through lithographic printing during the British Empire's expansion at the turn of the 19th century. Photo by Shelley Szwast


Join us for an exhibition tour of "In Pursuit of the Picturesque"
Firestone Library, Milberg Gallery

Every other Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 28, Feb. 11, and Feb. 25

Select weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Feb. 1, Feb. 2, Feb. 29, and March 1

"In Pursuit of the Picturesque," an exhibition featuring British color plate books published between 1776 and 1868, portrays an expanding global empire at the advent of lithographic printing, which captured color and imagery with more beauty and ease than ever before. The exhibition showcases nearly 40 large books, a selection from the collection of Leonard L. Milberg, Princeton University Class of 1953. Discover the historical significance, beauty, and context of these rare treasures with one of the exhibition's curators:  Emma Sarconi, reference professional for Special Collections, Stephen Ferguson, associate university librarian for external engagement, and Jennifer Meyer, curatorial assistant for Special Collections. Free and open to all. Meet in Firestone Library's lobby.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Wiener, Exhibitions Registrar & Gallery Operations Manager, at 609-258-6053 or MilbergGallery@princeton.edu

Note: The "In Pursuit of the Picturesque" exhibition is featured online at dpul.princeton.edu.

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications