This certainly sounds like an exciting exhibit! Here’s a brief description:
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth explores Tolkien’s amazing legacy from his genius as an artist, poet, linguist, and author to his academic career and private life. The exhibition takes you on a journey through Tolkien’s famous works, The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, displaying an array of draft manuscripts, striking illustrations and maps drawn for his publications. Discover Tolkien’s early abstract paintings from The Book of Ishness, the touching tales he wrote for his children, rare objects that belonged to Tolkien, exclusive fan mail; and private letters.
Best of all, it says that it’s at the Weston Library!
Unfortunately that turned out to be the Weston Library at Oxford University in England, not Weston MA. 😦
But then I noticed this:
New York City. We are planning a Moot during the exhibition dates, as news develops we shall keep everyone posted on our plans.
The Shores of Faery, MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 22r
© The Tolkien Trust 1995
January – May 2019
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY
So, we will be planning a trip to New York next spring!
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