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Gallery Talk at Rienzi: Book Design in the 20th Century

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Rienzi
1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

Jon Evans, director of the MFAH Hirsch Library, addresses several 20th-century books in the Rienzi Library that comprise unusual or unique designs, each a clear reflection of its time. Books featured include examples from Art Deco, arts and crafts, and fine press traditions. Subjects include Ballads of a Bookworm by Irving Browne (1899) and Ultimo by John and Ruth Vassos (1930).

On the third Thursday of each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in the Rienzi Collection. Gallery Talks are given by museum curators, conservators, educators, and librarians.
 
Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged. Please call 713. 639.7800.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; the Brown Foundation, Inc.; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment Fund; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment Fund for Rienzi.