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“A library that covered up a drawing of a black female slave having sex with a white man after workers found it inappropriate is displaying it again. The drawing, created by black artist Kara Walker, shows the horrors many blacks faced after the Civil War and during reconstruction and includes a depiction of a slave performing oral sex. It initially was hung during Thanksgiving in the Newark Public Library’s second-floor reference room, but officials reluctantly covered it with a cloth after one day because some workers complained it was insensitive.”

via The Associated Press

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Announcing the Dorothy Loudon Exhibition

“The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the release of the Dorothy Loudon Digital Exhibition. Dorothy Loudon (1925-2003) was a Tony Award-winning Broadway star, cabaret singer, and television performer. She is best remembered for her performance as Miss Hannigan in the original Broadway cast of Annie and for the playing the leading role of Bea Asher in the 1978 musical Ballroom. This online exhibit, funded by a generous grant from the Dorothy Loudon Foundation, provides researchers and fans with digital access to selections from her personal and professional papers, held by the Library since 2005.”

via The New York Public Library

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Vatican library opens white-gloved show on treasures

Reuters – “Lovers of ancient books, parchments and illustrations can simulate being real-life researchers touching some of the world’s rarest documents at a new exhibition on the treasures of the Vatican Library. No need to bring white cotton gloves, they will be provided to increase the sensation of authenticity, even though documents that can be touched are high quality facsimiles.”

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More on Library Exhibits

The NYPL is causing some controversy.

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