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Canceled - Abraham Lincoln: American Icon Opening

Tue, February 12th, 2019
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm

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Please look for more information soon. This is rescheduled for April 29. A reception to open the new exhibition Abraham Lincoln: American Icon will be held in the Chapin Gallery (Sawyer Library 406) from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (Lincoln’s birthday). All are welcome to attend. The display, on view through August 2, brings together from the Chapin Library books, pamphlets, letters, broadsides, and prints, even a plaster life mask of Lincoln taken in 1860, which document his life and career. Also included are photographs of the monuments commemorating Lincoln made by sculptor Daniel Chester French. Apart from marking Lincoln’s 210th birthday this year, our new exhibition has been mounted in conjunction with a new book by Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French, to be published in March by Princeton Architectural Press. Daniel Chester French produced many fine works of public sculpture, most famously the Minute Man in Concord, Mass. and the seated Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial. His archive, formerly at Chesterwood, his summer home and studio in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, was transferred by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to the Chapin Library in 2010.

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