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Wilson Art Gallery

Located in the Falcone Library and named for Jerome ("Jerry") M. Wilson (1916-2001), chair of the fundraising drive for the new library, 1979-81

Ignacio Asenjo Salcedo: Fossils from the Gutenberg Era

August 27 – September 13, 2019

An advanced civilization in terms of cultural development reached its zenith during the Gutenberg era (second half of the 2nd millennium A.D.) thanks to the record and the massive transmission of knowledge by means of a storage medium that became extinct thousands of years ago: the paper book. This exhibition shows some "fossilized objects" that were randomly found at the end of that era, thus allowing science to delve into the knowledge that they boast, while letting the visitor take pleasure in the beauty of such a splendorous achievement.


Opening Reception: August 29, 5-7pm

followed by a talk by Spanish novelist and columnist Irene Vallejo about the future of the book and reading in the digital age at 7pm in the writing center of the library.


image of sculpture of book by Cervantes



About the Artist  The artist is joining us from his home in Madrid, thanks 

 to our sponsors listed below and to associate professor Josefa Alvarez, department of  foreign languages and literatures at Le Moyne College. Ignacio has a doctorate in fine arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and teaches art at the Consejeria de Educacion of the Comunidad de Madrid and at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid. He is director of the Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria Gregorio Marañon of Madrid. 


Exhibit Sponsors 

Dean of the Madden School of Business, Le Moyne College
The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Le Moyne College