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      Opening Day

      Draw Me Ishmael: The Book Arts of Moby Dick

      Opening Day: Draw Me Ishmael: The Book Arts of Moby Dick

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      In-person event
      Location: Morse Auditorium and Create Space Studios

      Included with admission

      The exhibition gallery will be open all day from 10 am–5 pm. Same-day tickets are required for In the Heart of the Sea.

      Join us in celebrating the opening of Draw Me, Ishmael: The Book Arts of Moby Dick — the first exhibition focused on the bookbinding, typography and illustrations of the hundreds of editions published since 1851. Drawn almost entirely from the Phillips Library collection, this small but mighty exhibition explores decades of creative approaches to interpreting this seafaring adventure novel visually in book form.

      Attend a special screening of In the Heart of the Sea, based on the true story that inspired Moby Dick, and join our drop-in art making activity to make your own book to take home!

      Film Screening: In the Heart of the Sea

      12 pm | Morse Auditorium
      Same-day tickets required; available at the Information desk.

      A young author searches for the last surviving crew member of the whaleship Essex and begs him to tell the story of the most harrowing voyage of his life: surviving storms, shipwreck and cannibalism after an enormous white whale destroys his ship. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Holland and Cillian Murphy, this film is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. Directed by Ron Howard. Warner Bros Pictures. 2015. 2 hrs, 2 mins. Rated PG-13. English with English subtitles.

      Drop-In Art Making: Whale Accordion Books

      Noon–3 pm | Create Space Studios

      Craft your own whale-themed accordion book by collaging book covers and drawing inspiration from the artists featured in the exhibition!

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