Curator’s Talk 4/10: Les Fleurs du Printemps: Selections from the French Collections

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:10am-12:00pm  Wednesday mornings during this semester for fascinating talks led by faculty, librarians, archivists, and curators.   The talks take place weekly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building.  This event is free and open to the public.

From romance to revolution, flowers flourish as an important part of French culture.  The flower is a significant symbol of France, as its cultivation and the delights of an aromatic bouquet can be found throughout literature.  During the Spring semester, it is the season to cultivate the Library collections for their significant blossoms–a rite of spring.   Yvonne Boyer, Librarian for Art, French & Italian, and Librarian for the WT Bandy Center for Baudelaire & Modern French Studies will discuss selections from the French Collections, specifically the works of the influential 19th century illustrator, J.J. Grandville.


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