THROUGH APRIL 25 IN OUR GROUND FLOOR GALLERY: "Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze." Aldus Manutius (1455-1515) was the greatest scholar-printer of the Italian Renaissance. Active in Venice from 1494 through his death in 1515, Aldus was the first to print the canon of Greek classics, the first to print in italic type, and the first to publish books in a portable format, thereby making great literature available to a mass audience for the first time in history. In commemoration of the quincentennial of his death, "Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze" explores each of these “firsts,” and considers the enduring influence of Aldus Manutius on the way in which we capture, preserve and transmit knowledge to this day. The exhibition consists of more than 130 books published by the Aldine Press, mostly from private collections and not previously exhibited. The curators are G. Scott Clemons, a private collector of the Aldine Press and current President of the Grolier Club, and H. George Fletcher, former curator of rare books at the Morgan Library, and New York Public Library. 

FREE PUBLIC TOURS: Every Wednesday through April 22, from 1 pm-2 pm, led by one of the curators, except please note that there will be no tour on Wednesday April 1

HALF-DAY SYMPOSIUM ON ALDUS MANUTIUS: Tuesday, April 7, from 1 pm-5 pm. Admission is $75, $25 for students. Reservations are required. Please contact Grolier Club Administrative Assistant Maev Brennan at the Club (212-838-6690) or via email at mbrennan@grolierclub.org.

Read Jennifer Schuessler's New York Times review of the show HERE.

Open to the public free of charge Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.  BUT PLEASE NOTE: The exhibition will be closed from 10 am-2:30 pm on Monday April 6, all day on Tuesday April 7, and 2:30pm-4pm on Thursday April 9, in order to accommodate special events.  

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to partial sidewalk closure on 60th Street, for the duration of major construction adjacent to the Grolier Club, pedestrian access to the clubhouse is limited. Visitors may approach from the east (Park Avenue) side as usual. Visitors approaching from the west (Madison Avenue) side must walk along the south side of 60th Street to Park Avenue, cross north, and walk a few dozen yards west to the entrance of the Grolier Club.     
     
construction adjacent to the Grolier clubhouse, visitors may experience noise and vibration.
     
 
Please note: Due to ongoing construction adjacent to the Grolier clubhouse, visitors may experience noise and vibration.
     
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OPEN MARCH 26-MAY 23 IN OUR SECOND FLOOR GALLERY: "Victorian Connections: The Literary and Artistic Circles of William and Helen Allingham," from the collections of Grolier Club members. 

Open to the public free of charge Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. 


THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE GROLIER CLUB AND GAZETTE OF THE GROLIER CLUB NOW DIGITIZED AND SEARCHABLE ONLINE. The Transactions of the Grolier Club (1885-1919), and its successor journal The Gazette of the Grolier Club (1921 to date), have documented the activities of America’s oldest and largest society of book lovers for over 130 years. Thanks to a generous grant from Pine Tree Foundation, a full run of The Transactions, and a run of The Gazette from its inception through 2009, have been digitized and made searchable online, free of charge, via New York Heritage, a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and others interested in learning about the people, places and institutions of New York State. The collection is available here



Please note: Due to ongoing construction adjacent to the Grolier clubhouse, visitors to our galleries may experience noise and vibration.