A Room of Our Own: An exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mortimer Rare Book Room

Mortimer RoomIn the fall of 1962 the Smith College rare book department moved to spacious and well-appointed quarters in the northwest corner of Neilson Library. The room was named in honor of Ruth Mortimer in 1994. This exhibition celebrates fifty years in our current location. On display are books, manuscripts, and photographs documenting the state of rare books at Smith before 1962; plans for the new addition; the four curators; and items from our collections. The exhibition is in the Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library, Smith College.

For more information: mrbr@smith.edu, 413-585-2906, http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/mrbr-50-years

Reminder – Sarah Smith Gallery Talk this Thursday

Sarah Smith’s Artist Talk is this Thursday at the Endicott College Center for the Arts. The Center is located on the Endicott College campus at 376 Hale Street – which is also route 127. The main entrance to the campus is on the opposite side of the street from the ocean. After entering the campus you will stay to the right and go around a loop route (about two-thirds of a semi-circle) until you see a sign for Arts Center parking on the right. Proceed straight towards the back of the parking lot and the Arts Center is a modern box glass and metal building which will be on your left. The entrance and gallery is around the right side of the building at the end of a small pond.

Here is a link to the campus map where you can locate the Center for the Arts and see a picture of the building by clicking on it.

The college is located about 3 or 4 miles from route 128 by taking route 62 to route 127.

If anyone would like to take public transportation to Beverly, I will be taking the 5:15 Newburyport train that gets into Beverly at 5:50 and will then get a ride to the campus from there. I would have room to take three others to and from the campus. Please contact me at pattison@fas.harvard.edu if you would be interested in getting a ride from the train station.