Menagerie: Selections from the Tennessee Williams Collections at the University of the South
05 March - 31 July 2020
The Archives holds two distinct collections related to Tennessee Williams: a collection of personal, manuscript, and household items from his estate and a collection of materials submitted in fulfillment of literary rights agreements. The exhibit features materials from these collections.
As the owner of Tennessee Williams’ literary rights, the University of the South receives posters and playbills documenting Williams’ plays produced around the world. These items help demonstrate the international appeal of Williams’ work. This exhibit features posters from Japan, Germany, and other countries advertising productions such as The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Also on display are items from the Williams’ estate. Manuscript materials and personal items along with artwork and household items from Williams’ Key West house and estate are highlighted in the exhibit. Some of the manuscript materials include his journals, scripts with hand-written notes, and his address book. The household goods range from the personal to the mundane, from a crocheted afghan to a toaster.
The staff that manages and maintains the Permanent Art Collection has constructed several online presentations outlining the history of some of the works that are on display on campus.
Founded to Make Men: Explorations of Masculinity at the University of the South
Guest curators Tanner Potts, C'15
Woody Register, C'80 - Department of History
Community, Royalty, and Artistry in Ancient Mexico
Dr. James Doyle, Speaker
September 26, 2016
Continuity in an Ever Changing World
Stephen Vollmer, Speaker
October 6, 2016
Discovering Artist's Intentions: The Challenges of Art Conservation
Craig Crawford, Speaker
Febrruary 23, 2017
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