Illuminating the Weird, Whimsical and Wonderful Edward St. John Gorey

Gorey Exhibit Timeline

August 31, 2022-October 31, 2022
Location: Lobby Display

Illuminating the Weird, Whimsical and Wonderful Edward St. John Gorey, is currently on display near the Circulation Desk. The display showcases personal Gorey artifacts and samples from his long history of artistic work including book cover designs and typography from the beginning of his career, his own publications, and a sample of his theatrical contributions. The exhibit curators are Adam Joseph Parrilla and Dani Quigley who through funding from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) spent the summer researching Edward Gorey. They combed through the Hamilton Library Gorey extensive collection donated to the library by John A. Carollo.  In addition to the physical exhibit, as part of their UROP project, Parrilla and Quigley researched and wrote about Gorey’s Influences and Impact and his ventures into Community Theatre and Broadway. Explore the exciting and in-depth discoveries they shared in the full online exhibit
Gorey Exhibit An unfolded scene of people outside shrubbery and gates in a book. Gorey Exhibit Artwork, Photos, and a frog doll Gorey Exhibit Display Case Gorey Exhibit Dracula a toy theatre. Miniature recreation of set and costume designs Gorey Exhibit Closeup of Books, Playbills, Illustrations

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