The University of South Carolina’s Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library (accessed through Thomas Cooper Library) at 1322 Greene Street, in Columbia, SC, is offering the exhibition “Art in the Library: Original Artwork in the Collections of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections”, on view through Jan. 4, 2014.
It might be best to think of this exhibit as a “cabinet of artistic curiosities.” Rather than tell a linear or connected story, this exhibition displays some of the surprises and delights to be found in the USC Libraries’ Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Visitors will find watercolors by an English Poet Laureate; nineteenth-century book illustrations; doodles by famous authors; art by F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda; a landscape by Winston Churchill; original Peanuts panels by Charles Schultz; and many other items.
The library is open 8:30am-5pm, Mon.-Fri., and is free and open to the public.
For further information contact Jeffrey Makala, exhibit curator Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Hollings Library by calling 803/777-0296.