President's Gallery

"E" is for Elephants: The Etchings of Edward Gorey

Elephant With Prostrate Passenger

January 9 - February 7, 2017

"E" is for Elephants: The Etchings of Edward Gorey offers a rare view of the original etchings, collagraphs, master printmaking plates, and hand-made soft sculptures created by the incomparable Edward Gorey in the last decade of his life. Highlighting the personal works and ephemera of the author and illustrator, with a particular focus on his depictions of elephants and other beasts, both earthly and imaginative. A prodigious artist, Gorey (1925-2000) published over one hundred books, created award-winning set and costume designs for theater productions from Cape Cod to Broadway, and reached millions of viewers through his animated credits for the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series in the 1980s.

Opening Reception & Curator's Talk
Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:00pm - Curator's Talk by James Edwards '80
Lecture Hall, Design and Media Center

7:00pm - Reception
President's Gallery, 11th Floor, Tower Building

Special thanks to the Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts; and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Curated by James Edwards '80. Image © The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust


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