Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gorey Gorey Everywhere

If you feel the need of a Gorey fix overcoming you this year, you are in luck! There are no less than THREE exhibitions of Edward Gorey's work to see!

The Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port, MA currently has Artful Associations: Edward Gorey and Famous Authors. Not only is this exhibition a one-of-a-kind chance to see many pieces of original art and ephemera, but the museum is actually Edward Gorey's house! The museum is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly people, some whom personally knew Mr. Gorey. View the exhibits, ask questions, and immerse yourself in the ultimate Gorey experience! Be sure and look through your copy of Kevin McDermott's Elephant House: or, The Home of Edward Gorey before hand to see what the house looked like when Mr. Gorey lived in it, or pick up a copy in the gift shop.

The extensive traveling exhibit, Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey will be at the Orlando Museum of Art from August 13 through October 31. This "don't miss" exhibition was culled from Mr. Gorey's vast archives and features original art from his most famous books.

The most exotic location for an Edward Gorey exhibition is the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, HI. Musing of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey will be on display from September 19 through December 5 with over 500 Gorey items from the Carollo collection on display. Mr. Carollo donated his extensive collection to the University in 2003. The show will also borrow items from the Gorey estate.

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