Tuesday arts picks: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” exhibit

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Maggie Taylor, “Call the next witness,” from the series “Almost Alice” (2008).

It’s been 150 years since Lewis Carroll (aka Charles Dodgson) published “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the book hasn’t been out of print since.

Now, the University of Texas’ Ransom Center mounts a major exhibit “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” of more than 100 books, works or art, photographs and other visual material relating to the most enduring — and strange — children’s book.

A rare first edition of “Alice” and an original manuscript by Dodgson and illustrator John Tenniel and Dodgson are also on display.

 But perhaps some of the most intriguing items in the exhibit are the many and varies interpretations of the whimsical tale by creators such as Salvador Dalí, as well as 19th-century Alice-related merchandise that fed public appetites

Contemporary interpretations — such as Maggie Taylor’s eerie photographic collages — are also included in the wide-ranging exhibit.

 

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
Hours: 1o a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Thursdays until 7 p.m. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Continues through July 6.
Ransom Center, University of Texas campus, 21st and Guadalupe streets
Free
www.hrc.utexas.edu

 


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