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Picturing Emerson: A Selection of Lifetime Portraits of Ralph Waldo Emerson

In her 2006 article in Nineteenth-Century Prose, "The Tenant is More Than the House": Selected Emerson Portraits in the Concord Free Public Library, our Special Collections' Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson wrote: Although the basic work of identifying and describing images begs to be done, Emerson iconography is about a good deal more than creator, date, medium, and circumstances of portrait. Ten years later, that work has been done. The result is a forthcoming book, Picturing Emerson: An Iconography (Harvard, summer 2017), co-written by Wilson and Joel Myerson, and an accompanying exhibit, Picturing Emerson: A Selection of Lifetime Portraits of Ralph Waldo Emerson, to be on display at the Main Library's Art Gallery from March 7 to May 30, 2017.  [Read More About the Exhibit and Accompanying Events]

Gallery Tours with Leslie P. Wilson:

Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. followed by a talk on portraiture with Meghan Murray at 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.

COMING SOON:

"Concord, which is my Rome”: Henry Thoreau and His Home Town Exhibition [View Thoreau Bicentennial Offerings]

July 7 - October 30, 2017