In celebration of its 275th year, this exhibition will bring forth a rich selection of some of the Redwood’s unparalleled holdings, gathered over nearly three centuries of collecting and donations. Starting with rare, annotated works from the Original Collection, to a range of eighteenth-century materials, such as the famous Stiles map, period portraits and sculptures, manuscripts, furniture and artifacts. Also featured will be supremely rare works from the Cary collection of pattern and decorative art books, as well as the private notebooks of American portraitist Charles Bird King, a cache of rare French decorative drawings, and a range of books only known in a single copy from the Redwood.
Opening June 17, 2022
Harry Benson’s incisive photographs have captured the most important persons and events of the 20th century; from his arrival in America with the Beatles in 1964 to marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights movement to being next to Senator Robert F. Kennedy when he was assassinated; from photographing every US president from Eisenhower to Biden to covering Truman Capote’s legendary Black & White Ball, he is the most published photographer in LIFE magazine.
Opening June 29, 2022
Harry Benson, The Beatles and Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) at the Fifth Street Gym, Miami, 1964