Friday, May 9, 2014

Online exhibit celebrates legacy of Henry Clay

A new online exhibit, “Henry Clay: Images of ‘The Great Compromiser,” presents Special Collections images from significant points in the life of Kentucky’s Henry Clay (1777-1852). The images include a variety of mediums such as sculpture, paintings, drawings, watercolors, daguerreotypes, and lithographs. The organization of the exhibit reflects important stages of Clay's adult life.

Patricia Guardiola, a student in the School of Library and Information Science who is graduating this semester, designed the exhibit.   This past academic year  Patty worked as a graduate assistant in Cataloging and Metadata in Young Library. She generated this exhibit as a part of her spring practicum project working with the UK Libraries Special Collections art holdings. Patty, who has a background in art history, has been selected as the 2014-15 Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale University.

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