In recognition of our freedom to read we’ve cut up the covers of over fifty banned/challenged books and made them into buttons. Seeing only a partial and abstract view of the whole image limits our ability to decipher it just as censorship diminishes our understanding and appreciation of different ideas, viewpoints and situations. See what we did there?
Come by all this week to check our exhibit, collect a button and tell us some of your favorite banned books on our whiteboard!
Come check out the new display in the Globe Poster case!
The “Happy Family” copper-on wood printing block was a staple of Globe carnival posters for decades, promoting the “good, clean fun” to be had at fairs up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Other carnival cuts featured clowns, firefighters, and Ferris wheels.
The colorful backgrounds for a season’s worth of festival posters would be screen-printed ahead of time during the slower winter months at Globe Poster, leaving blank areas for times, dates and locations above and below the art.
Decker library staff member Mary Alessi just created a new featured films display board in honor of the event.
Daniel Ellsberg, author, former U.S. military analyst and one of the most prominent political whistleblowers in U.S. history, will headline Constitution Day, a free annual symposium co-sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD).
One Nation Under Watch: Surveillance, Privacy and National Security in America, will take place today, Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 7–9 p.m. in Brown Center’s Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.