Category results for: Special Collections and Archives

Celebration of the Torah

Showing March 30. In honor of today’s celebration of the gift of a Holocaust Torah to VCU Libraries, the Big Screen shares some images of this beautiful and meaningful religious relic and teaching tool. This Torah scroll, on parchment in the customary Hebrew, was composed in Romania around 1750. During World War II, it was confiscated […]

Graphic novels from the father of the form

Through March 7. Fans and followers of comic artist Will Eisner (1917-2005) worldwide are celebrating his creativity and contributions to the comic arts field during Will Eisner Week (March 1-7). The centennial of his birth is March 6, 2017. This pioneer in the field of sequential art is considered to be the father of the […]

“The Eyes Have It”

“The Eyes Have It” is an exhibition of images from The Art of Medical Illustration. The 24 illustrations of the human or rabbit eye were primarily drawn by Richmond freelance medical illustrator Dorothy Booth (1907–1994). Booth collaborated with Dr. L. Benjamin Sheppard, a Richmond ophthalmologist, to illustrate his research on the anatomical and physiological aspects of eye […]

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