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Thursday September 21, 2017

Emblems and Rare Books

Two new library exhibits at the University of Dayton will feature religious emblems illustrating Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception and rare books from the private collection of Springboro’s own Stuart and Mimi Rose.

“Symbols of Grace” runs Sept. 25 to Nov. 10 in the Marian Library gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The exhibit will illustrate the importance of emblems in religious art. Taken from two books in the Marian Library’s rare books collection, the emblems represent the variety of symbolic and theological imagination present while reading the scripture “Full of Grace.”

“The interpretation of emblems requires an intellectual effort, it results in the communication of a moral lesson,” said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of research, art and special projects for the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute.

“It Is Time to Effect a Revolution: Selections from the Rose Rare Book Collection and University of Dayton Collections” runs through Oct. 9 in the first-floor gallery of Roesch Library. The exhibit will have limited hours Oct. 5-8.

The exhibit coincides with the international conference, Feminism and Rhetorics, which will be held on campus in October. The conference focuses on feminist rhetorics and their relationship with local, national and international human rights movements.

The exhibit features hand-selected books, treatises and artifacts relating to the conference’s theme, “Rhetorics, Rights, (R)evolutions." Some notable books featured include a 1792 second American edition of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and works from Marie Curie, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, Phillis Wheatley and Virginia Woolf.

Free parking passes can be picked up at the visitor parking information center.

- Liz Kyle, '18, News and Communications Student Writer

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