We are delighted to participate in #ColorOurCollections week, February 6-10, 2017! We love any occasion for art and literature lovers to look as closely at our collection as we do. Download and enjoy–and if you post any snapshots of your colorations online, don’t forget to include #ColorOurCollections and tag us–@RosenbachMuseum on Facebook and Twitter, @TheRosenbach on Instagram.
As it happens, we already have some pages out in our lobby for visitors to color in. These are enlargements of some of the beautiful bookplates in our Art of Ownership exhibition.
Did you know that coloring books have been around in some form since at least the 1880s? It’s only fitting, then, to share a few illustrations from some of the beloved late-nineteenth-century books in our library:
We can’t wait to see these objects from our own collection, not to mention the collections of other participating libraries, filled in with the colors of your imagination.