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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:20 pm 
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A nice surprise in my morning perusal of WSJ, review of an exhibition in Oxford, which will travel to NY in Jan 2019 (moot?):

https://www.wsj.com/articles/tolkien-ma ... 1532978151

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:23 pm 
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When you have time, could you summarize it (or link to someone else’s)? WSJ is subscriber-only.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:05 pm 
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Here is the same news from other sources. It sounds fascinating.

https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/e ... dle-earth/

This is more in-depth:
https://winteriscoming.net/2018/06/05/t ... libraries/

The WSJ article described how the shown map is taped around edges with other sheets as it kept expanding.
The one in NY will also have interactive displays for kids to explore Tolkien. :D :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:42 pm 
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So, the exhibition has some cool talks and events along with it. By the time I realized this, *all* the events were sold out. Except the one about “painting a fantasy landscape series”. I got the last ticket! (And therefore, ditched my friend who is not a SERIOUS Tolkien fan. ;)).

And I plan to go see it during my birthday-week, next week. If not on the day. It’s just 10 blocks up from my office. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:17 am 
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Woohoo! I'm so glad you are going to see it, Inanna!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:10 am 
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Also, happy be-earlied birthday!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:52 pm 
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Woohoo! I'm so glad you are going to see it, Inanna!


Multiple times!

1. First time alone. To absorb
2. the fantasy painting “class”
3. with my friend (the non-serious fan), on a day when the curator is giving a short tour of the Place
4. And if the interactive exhibit is interesting, with Irika.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:53 pm 
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What a pity its gone when I'm there :(

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:39 pm 
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Keep a watch - these things sometimes get extended.

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Awesome, Inanna! By all accounts, there is way more than can be absorbed in one visit.

A couple of weeks ago, I got a text from my mom saying that she was at the exhibit. Apparently, she and some friends went to the Morgan just for something to do, not knowing what exhibit was there. She is not a big Tolkien fan but she still loved it, which bodes well for your friend.

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Cool. When are you coming here to see it?

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If I make it, it will be at the very end, but it is looking doubtful. :(

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I haven't ruled out the possibility of going in April or May, but will have to wait and see.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:09 pm 
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I'm hoping to make it up to NYC to see this in perhaps a month's time (if I manage to get on the ball and actually make arrangements for it). I found an incredible deal on Airbnb when I was in Midtown Manhattan for the New York Tolkien Conference in 2016, so if I can find something similar again that would make this pretty easy to justify even though I've got two major money sinks anime cons on my schedule this year. :D


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An article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal alerted me to this project:

[S]ix thousand spears to Sunlending,
Mundburg the mighty under Mindolluin,
Sea-kings' city in the South-kingdom
foe-beleaguered, fire-encircled.
LotR, bk. V, ch. III

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In our effort to document Tolkien Fandom, the Department of Special Collections at Marquette’s Raynor Memorial Library is building a collection of brief testimonials from Tolkien fans.

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