The Morgan Library is Hosting An Alice in Wonderland Exhibit

By Maryann Yin 

How has Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland stood the test of time? The Morgan Library & Museum is hosting an exhibit called “Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland.”

The curators plan to bring over the original manuscript for Carroll’s beloved children’s book “across the pond” from the London’s British Library to New York City. Other items that will be displayed include drawings, letters, rare editions of the book, and vintage photos. The opening date has been scheduled for June 26, 2015 and the closing date has been set for October 11, 2015.

Here’s more about the exhibit: “The enchanting tale of Wonderland was first told ‘one golden afternoon’ to Alice Liddell and her two sisters. Delighted by the fantastic world of logic and nonsense inhabited by rabbits in waistcoats and playing card gardeners, Alice begged for a written copy of her namesake’s adventures under ground. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll) painstakingly wrote out the story, illustrating the original manuscript with his own pen and ink drawings.” Follow this link to download a free digital edition of the novel.