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Selected images from the Lilly Library, Watercolor in the style of Pancho Fierro.  1838,  Martha Bradley, The British The Lilly Library

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Exhibition: The Performative Book from Medieval Europe to the Americas, January 14 - May 4, 2016, Lilly Library Main Gallery

Event: The Birth of Italics, by Randall McLeod, University of Toronto Monday, April 4, 4:00 p.m.

Event: Celebration of Cycling! Saturday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Happy “Bird-Day” to John James Audubon!
J.K. Lilly, Jr.’s copy of the double elephant folio of John James Audubon’s Birds of America (1827-1838) is one of the most popular attractions at the Lilly Library today. Turning one page every week, it would take almost eight and a half years for us to feature all 435 beautiful hand-colored plates in the four volumes… […]

New Donation: The Artwork of Clifford Odets
The Lilly Library is pleased to announce a $1.2 million gift by Walt Whitman Odets of a collection of more than 450 paintings by his father, Clifford Odets, the iconic American playwright, screenwriter, and director. Clifford Odets is best known as an influential playwright, screenwriter, and founding member of the Theater Group. The Lilly Library […]

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