Our current exhibit has been curated by Caroline Schimmel, drawing on her extensive personal collection. Focusing on the experiences of women in the Americas, she features 144 books, photographs, manuscripts and memorabilia by 101 women, dating from 1682 to 2015.
Highlights include Maria Sibylla Merian's hand-printed and colored copy of Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (1705); Annie Oakley's travel trunk, photos, gloves, and color-printed envelope she shot through the heart; Mary Godfrey's illustrated account of the "horrid massacre" of her family in 1825; and Dale Evans's scruffy rhinestoned pink boots.
A full-color, 96-page catalogue will be available for purchase for $25.
Free and open to the public, 8:30-5, M-F.