February 8, 2018 – May 31, 2018
North Lobby, The Claremont Colleges Library
Text and Image: East Asian Rare Books and Art Works at the Claremont Colleges
East Asian rare books and art works on view, ranging from the early 11th century to the early 20th century that are held in The Claremont Colleges Library’s Asian Library and Special Collections, and in the Denison Library and Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, exemplify the unique features and characteristics of traditional East Asian books and prints. These valuable collections came to Claremont mostly through the generosity of private donors. They have been indispensable resources to faculty and students’ research, teaching, and learning. The exhibition highlights the teaching and research value of these resources and acknowledges donors whose generosity created the collections and keeps them in pristine condition.