There have been celebrations all year and all over the world for the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This coming week is one of the biggies, Alice150, here in New York. While many of the events are sold-out, the following, are not:
At the Morgan Library — last week! (See my review of the show here.)
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center in Lincoln Center will present the free multimedia exhibition Alice Live! The exhibition will trace the history of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice stories in live performance from their first professional staging to the present day.
An Evening with David Del Tredici, Elizabeth Carena, Monica Edinger, and Robert Sabuda at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Monday, October 5, 2015, 6PM.
SEPTEMBER 16-NOVEMBER 21, 2015 IN OUR GROUND FLOOR GALLERY: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a world-wide phenomenon! Published in 1865, it is one of the most quoted works of fiction in the world and there are 7,609 editions of the book that have been translated in 174 languages. The Grolier Club is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its publication with this groundbreaking exhibition, which represents the most extensive analysis ever done of one English-language novel rendered into so many languages.
In collaboration with New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections, 80WSE Gallery windows on Washington Square East presents an extension of Go Ask Alice: Alice, Wonderland and Popular Culture on display in the Mamdouha Bobst Gallery, Bobst Library.
‘Go Ask Alice’: Alice, Wonderland and Popular Culture, explores Alice parodies and ephemera for viewers of all ages, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the beloved children’s story by Lewis Carroll.
Chang Octagon Gallery (Columbia University)
September 8, 2015 through January 29, 2016
An exhibition mounted as part of Alice 150, and Commemorating the Lewis Carroll Centenary Celebrations held at Columbia in May of 1932, attended by Mrs. Alice Pleasance Hargreaves.
“Alice’s Adventures at Columbia,” Reception and Exhibition Viewing to Follow Talk
Dayna Nuhn, Founder, Lewis Carroll Society of Canada
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Butler Library (Columbia University), Room 203, 6 p.m.
October 6 The first day of the film screening series will consist of Alice in Wonderland (1903) and Alice in Wonderland (1933). The 1903 movie is the first Alice silent movie was written and codirected by Cecil Hepworth. The 1933 Alice film had a star studded cast and was directed by Norman McLeod.
Go behind-the-scenes and see what went into the making of the modern live-action Disney production of “Alice in Wonderland” (2010). With visual and motion effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Alice’s adventures come to life in truly wondrous ways.
At Columbia University, October 6 and 7. Performer-writer and Lewis Carroll expert Andrew Sellon gives you a rare and truly revealing private audience with the fascinating Mr. Dodgson in a staged reading of an intimate solo play that dispels the myths and lets you hear from the author and Alice in their own frank, funny, and frabjous words. Shows are at 3:00 and 8:15 PM on Tuesday and 3:00 and 6:30 PM on Wednesday. The show is 75 minutes in duration. Attendees should be 16 years old and above.