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John Milton at 400
April 14, 2009, Volume 55, No. 29



2008 marked the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Milton (1608-1674), poet, religious and political polemicist, and revolutionary. The exhibition at the Kamin Gallery, first floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, now through August 17, honors Dr. Stuart Curran, Vartan Gregorian Professor of English and former Director of the Center for Italian Studies, on the occasion of his retirement. Drawing primarily on a collection given in 2008 to honor Dr. Curran on this same occasion, the exhibition and the collection on which it is based both depend on the generosity of Dr. Joseph A. Wittreich, Distinguished Professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

The exhibition opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m.  There will be remarks by Dr. Wittreich and Dr. Curran followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations appreciated but not required; (800-390-1829 or friends@pobox.upenn.edu)

Almanac - April 14, 2009, Volume 55, No. 29