Exhibit: Dali/Alice

Add to Calendar 05/30/2015 12:00:0008/16/2015 17:00:0015Exhibit: Dali/AliceTo mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and to celebrate Stuart and Mimi Rose's 2014 gift to the University of Dayton;a 1969 special edition with illustrations by Salvador Dali; the University Libraries will display Dali's 12 colorful, whimsical and widely interpreted illustrations May 30-Aug. 16 in Roesch Library's first-floor gallery. Dali's illustrations, which all depict Alice as a girl skipping rope, contain many of the Spanish Surrealist's signature touches; a melting watch, butterflies, bifurcated crutches and objects out of proportion to one another. They were printed using the heliogravure process, in which the image is etched upon a copper plate and then placed on a hand-turned press, where special inks transfer to dampened etching paper to produce the image. Printed by hand in limited quantities, each is considered an original. Dayton-area businessman and rare-book collector Stuart Rose donated the Dali; edition to the University in November 2014 at the closing event for Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress, an exhibition of 50 works from his collection. The display also will include a recently acquired first American edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published in New York by Appleton in 1866. It contains the original sheets from the 1865 London first printing; an issue of 2,000 copies rejected by the author because Tenniel was dissatisfied with the printing. Carroll gave his permission for these sheets to be used in the American edition. Gallery is open during normal library hours: https://www.udayton.edu/libraries/hours.phpRoesch Library galleryUniversity Librarieshttps://www.facebook.com/events/483080118507604/Yes05/30/2015

Saturday, May 30 — Sunday, August 16

Repeats every 1 day(s), all day

Location: Roesch Library gallery

More Info:  https://www.udayton.edu/blogs/libraries/2015-05-08-dali.php

To mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and to celebrate Stuart and Mimi Rose's 2014 gift to the University of Dayton;a 1969 special edition with illustrations by Salvador Dali; the University Libraries will display Dali's 12 colorful, whimsical and widely interpreted illustrations May 30-Aug. 16 in Roesch Library's first-floor gallery.

Dali's illustrations, which all depict Alice as a girl skipping rope, contain many of the Spanish Surrealist's signature touches; a melting watch, butterflies, bifurcated crutches and objects out of proportion to one another. They were printed using the heliogravure process, in which the image is etched upon a copper plate and then placed on a hand-turned press, where special inks transfer to dampened etching paper to produce the image. Printed by hand in limited quantities, each is considered an original.

Dayton-area businessman and rare-book collector Stuart Rose donated the Dali; edition to the University in November 2014 at the closing event for Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress, an exhibition of 50 works from his collection.

The display also will include a recently acquired first American edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published in New York by Appleton in 1866. It contains the original sheets from the 1865 London first printing; an issue of 2,000 copies rejected by the author because Tenniel was dissatisfied with the printing. Carroll gave his permission for these sheets to be used in the American edition.

Gallery is open during normal library hours: https://www.udayton.edu/libraries/hours.php

Contact Information:

Name:  University Libraries
Website:  udayton.edu/libraries
Phone:  937-229-4264