You are missing another NYC gem for those of you that have not visited The Grolier Club on the upper Eastside especially if you are a lover of books, printing, collecting…and more. It is a treat to walk through an exhibit in this Club established in 1884.
Here is a quote from The Grolier Club Constitution that can describe this “to foster the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on paper, their art, history, production, and commerce. It shall pursue this mission through the maintenance of a library devoted to all aspects of the book and graphic arts and especially bibliography; through the occasional publication of books designed to illustrate, promote and encourage the book and graphic arts; through exhibitions and educational programs for its members and the general public; and through the maintenance of a Club building for the safekeeping of its property, and otherwise suitable for the purposes of the Club.”
Here is a list of their exhibitions (now through 2016).
Go to their web site for more information.
Admission: Exhibitions are open to the public free of charge
• Now until February 7, 2016 | One Hundred Books Famous In Children’s Literature
GROUND FLOOR GALLERY
- December 9, 2015-February 6, 2016 |“The Grolier Club Collects II.” Curated by Eric Holzenberg and Arthur Schwarz
- February 24-May 14, 2016 | “The Royal Game of the Goose: Four Hundred Years of Printed Board Games.”
- June 1-July 30, 2016 | “Artists & Others: The Imaginative French Book, 2000-2015.”
SECOND FLOOR GALLERY
- November 19, 2015-January 16, 2016 | “Illustrated by Lynd Ward,” From the Collection of Robert Dance.
- January 28-March 12, 2016 | “Blooks: The Art of Books That Aren’t,” from the Collection of Mindell Dubansky.
- March 24-May 28, 2016 | “‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’,” Miniature Bindings from the Collection of Neale A. and Margaret Albert.
Location & Gallery Hours
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, New York 10022
Call to Confirm the Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.