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Historic book display featured for the Fall Fine Art Exhibit at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (October 13, 2015)

Visit the new historic book display in the Deering Estate Library! Part of a themed contemporary art exhibit Spirits, Spells and American Lore, the display features works by Robert Louis Stevenson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Captain Frederick Marryat, and is currently on display now through November 20, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is free with regular Estate admission. A special opportunity to view the display will be offered during the Exhibit Evening reception for Spirits, Spells & American Lore on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Deering Estate. The Exhibit Evening reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

The historic book display in the Stone House Library features Gothic and Romanticist literature in the Deering Estate collection and an original silver inkwell set. Titles on display include a 1909 Edition of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, a 1925 Edition of Moby Dick: or, the White Whale, and an 1856 Edition of The Phantom Ship by Captain Marryat.

The Spirits, Spells and American Lore exhibit complements the 14th annual ticketed special event, Wine on Harvest Moon, held on Saturday, October 24, 2015. This special event features the best of American regional wines and their paired culinary presentations with an elegant yet spooky flare. The complementing exhibit weaves wines with art and literature and explores the macabre and mysterious nature of these Northwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast locales and lore.

Spirits, Spells and American Lore is a thematic investigation of literary inspirations from Charles Deering’s onsite book collection. This group exhibition incorporates strong imagery and text combinations from local and internationally recognized printmakers, poets, and painters. Artists include: Tom Virgin, a 2015, Knight Foundation Challenge Grant Finalist for the Letterpress Project, Kathleen Hudspeth, a 2013 Knight Foundation Grantee for Turned Based Press, Kari Snyder and Brian Reedy, and Barbara Rivera,  and broadsheet and book collaborators, Michael Hettich, Mia Leonin, Campbell McGrath, Dethe Elza, Louise Erdich, Sally Jane Franson.

Exhibit Evenings
The Deering Estate offers complementary exhibit viewing nights, highlighting a variety of contemporary, historic, and visiting exhibitions inside the Historic homes. Exhibit Evenings are free of charge and offer the public a chance to interact with artists and curators and to experience a variety of exhibit tours and talks.