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Library Gallery Exhibit - Caricature and the 1905 Russian Revolution

Tuesday, April 1, 2008
12:00 AM
Hatcher Library Gallery (Room 100), 920 North University Ave.

The exhibit, curated by Robert Justin Goldstein, will display numerous books, caricatures and other materials which originated during or focus on the 1905 Russian Revolution, an event captivated world-wide attention as an early major "human rights" struggle. The popular revolt featured massive, nation-wide demands for political reform and liberty in Russia, then governed by an absolute monarchy, and was ultimately brutally suppressed. During the course of the revolution hundreds of caricature journals emerged, often with extraordinary graphics, as tsarist censorship controls broke down. The 1905 Russian events also attracted the attention of caricaturists throughout Europe and left behind a legacy of powerful illustrations which have attracted attention, including books in at least four languages, ever since. Sponsored by the University of Michigan's University Library.
This exhibit will be on display from April 1-18, 2008 during regular library hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM; Fri, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sat., 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sun, 1:00 PM to 2:00 am. See related lectures on April 1 and 2.