Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects: Opening Reception
February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on Feb. 22 to celebrate the opening of a remarkable traveling exhibit, “Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects,” at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Guests will view the exhibit, enjoy appetizers, and hear remarks from Sherlockian experts Glen Miranker, curator and collector; Tim Johnson, E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota; and Gary Thaden, President of the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections.
The event is free and open to all; however, space is limited. Please register if you plan to attend.
6:30 p.m. — Program begins
7-8:30 p.m. — Exhibit viewing and reception
About the exhibit
Since his first appearance in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has been nothing short of a literary juggernaut. The Great Detective who dazzled 19th-century readers is just as alive for their 21st-century counterparts, as evident in this traveling exhibition.
“Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects” draws upon the preeminent collection assembled by Glen S. Miranker, rich in bibliographic rarities, manuscripts, books, correspondence, and artwork, all with fascinating stories to tell beyond their significance as literary and cultural landmarks. Named for the address of the detective’s Baker Street lodgings, the exhibition presents items that will intrigue bibliophiles, Sherlockians, and general audiences.
What: Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects: Opening Reception
When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Program begins at 6:30 p.m.; exhibit viewing and reception take place 7-8:30 p.m.)
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455 | Parking and directions