Margaret Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies, is the author of a new book, Aubrey Beardsley: 150 Years Young. The book, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in January, is the catalogue of the 2022 exhibition of the same name, which she curated with Mark Samuels Lasner, Senior Research fellow at the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press. The exhibition was on public display at the Grolier Club in New York City from September 8th through November 12th, 2022.
The volume includes nearly fifty illustrations of important items related to the British artist and author who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality in the 1890s. All of the illustrations were drawn from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, which is part of the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press. The catalogue also contains “A Note on the Grolier Club & Aubrey Beardsley” by Lasner. For more information, see the University of Chicago Press website.