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Art Book Club: The Devil in the White City

Wednesday, May. 17, 2023 • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Art Reference Library
Adults, Experiences, Members, Seniors, TMA Teens

Join art, book, & history lovers for a discussion of Erik Larson's riveting book, The Devil in the White City, in celebration of the 130th anniversary of the World's Columbian Exposition (aka the Chicago World's Fair). A summary of the book from the author's website can be found here.

Famously, Libbey Glass Company was involved in the Chicago World's Fair due to TMA founder Edward Drummond Libbey's creative idea to build a fully equipped glass plant on the grounds of the fair; Libbey filed an application and was granted exclusive rights to manufacture glass at the fair. This was not Libbey Glass Company's only claim-to-fame from the 1893 fair; the Glass Dress was debuted & Libbey Glass Company made a name for itself with well-made cut glass. 

Leading the group's discussion will be TMA's Archivist, Julie McMaster, & the Chair from TMA's Board of Directors, Randy Oostra. There will be an accompanying mini-exhibit on display in the Library of TMA Archives's collection of World's Fair artifacts, including a recent generous gift to the archives of Randy Oostra's own Chicago World's Fair objects. 

To register, please email OR call 419-254-5770 -- you will need to provide your name, an email address, & a phone number.