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[Plays, First Folio] Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories & tragedies

“Remember Me”: Shakespeare and His Legacy showcases works from the Library's Rare Books Division and the Graphic Arts Collection, together with works from the Art Museum and a private collection, to present twenty-two rare books, prints, and drawings in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 26, 1616.

The Museum has acquired an important early work by the renowned African American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012), the fruit of a collaboration with Princeton University’s Department of Art and Archaeology that continues to strengthen Princeton’s art collections.

The Museum recently added to its collections of British art a captivating portrait of the mixed-race model Fanny Eaton that captures a quintessential feature of Pre-Raphaelitism: iconic representations of female beauty.

Innovation in printmaking, from woodblock and lithography to silkscreen and solvent transfers, proliferated in the postwar United States—and nowhere did more remarkable advancements in intaglio technique take place than at Crown Point Press in the 1970s.

The Art Museum has recently refurbished its seminar room dedicated to the study of prints and drawings as the Works on Paper Study Room. For the first time, the room will be open to the public through organized tours on Thursday evenings and on weekends.

One of the most forwardthinking artists of the eighteenth century, Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–1797) was at the heart of England’s advanced scientific and artistic circles—a friend to Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood, fellow members of the Lunar Society, a prominent group of intellectuals, inventors, and scientists.