Making Pictures: Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
3rd Floor, Rare Book Department 1901
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Making Pictures

Art-makers have told stories through their pictures for at least 20,000 years. We won't have anything as old as the Lascaux cave paintings, but come explore 500 years of narrative art from the Rare Book Department's collections. This program will let visitors get an up-close look at illustration in process, showing off unfinished portraits from Mughal India, underdrawings from medieval European manuscripts, Victorian-era engraved steel plates, color separations for 1950s children's books, and other peeks "behind the book."

Find out more about the Hands-on History series!

Categories
Event Type: 
Community Events
Topic: 
Arts and Culture
Topic: 
Literature
Topic: 
Community Arts
Topic: 
Visual Arts
Topic: 
Graphic Arts/Design
Topic: 
Architecture
Topic: 
Folk Arts/Culture
Global Region: 
North America
Global Region: 
American (United States)