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Cuala Press: Women in Print

Cuala Press was a private, Irish, female-run press in the early 20th century, headed by Elizabeth Yeats (sister of poet William Butler Yeats) with the assistance of her sister Lily Yeats and their friend Evelyn Gleeson. The press began with the name Dun Emer Press in 1902 and later changed to Cuala Press in 1904. This exhibition highlights works from both the Dun Emer and Cuala Presses in our collection, most of which were donated to the Libraries by Kevin Quigley ‘74 and his wife Susan Flaherty, and includes 73 hand-colored woodblock prints and broadsides.

There will be a gallery tour by co-curator Lemuel L’Oiseau ‘25 on Friday, February 2nd at 4:30 PM in the McCabe Library Atrium, followed by refreshments.

Hand colored woodblock print of a woman with flowing long hair.

Ditta Baron Hoeber: Works

This exhibition, in McCabe's Cratsley Lounge until March 31, features artists’ books in our collection by Philadelphia-based artist Ditta Baron Hoeber. Hoeber writes about her use of artists' books as a medium, “Looking at my work in/as a book allows you to experience the materiality of the paper and the unglazed print, the silence of the space between images, and the intimacy of engaging with the content of the work.”

Pen and ink drawing of a woman resting her chin on her hands