The Morgan Library in NYC is having an exhibit. Follow this link for more information: http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?id=22
A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy
November 6, 2009, through March 14, 2010
This exhibition explores the life, work, and legacy of Jane Austen (1775–1817), regarded as one of the greatest English novelists. Over the past two decades, numerous successful motion picture and television adaptations of Austen's novels have led to a resurgence of interest in her life and work. Providing a close-up portrait of Austen, this show achieves tangible intimacy with the author through the presentation of her manuscripts and personal letters, which the Morgan has not exhibited in a generation. The Morgan's collection of Austen's manuscripts and letters is the largest of any institution in the world and includes the darkly satiric Lady Susan, the only surviving complete manuscript of any of Austen's novels. The exhibition also includes first and early illustrated editions of Austen's novels as well as contemporary drawings and prints depicting people, places, and events of biographical significance. In addition to the literary influences that inspired and informed Austen's works are responses by later writers as diverse as Auden, Kipling, Nabokov, Scott, Woolf, and Yeats. A highlight of the exhibition is a specially commissioned film of contemporary authors and artists, including Fran Lebowitz, Colm Tóbín, and Cornel West, commenting on Austen's work.A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy is generously supported by the Laurence Levine Charitable Fund, Inc. and Sir Thomas R. Moore.
Related Programs: Gallery Talk A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy
Friday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Family Program Winter Family Day Celebration Sunday, December 6, 2–5 p.m.
The drawing to the left: Scene from Pride and Prejudice: "The examination of all the letters which Jane had written to her." Isabel Bishop (1902–1988) 20th century Pen and black ink, gray wash, over pencil Gift of Mrs. Robert E. Blum in honor of Charles Ryskamp on his 10th anniversary as director, 1979; 1979.32:15