AFSS visit to the It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200 at the Morgan Library
Date: Sunday January 6 2019
Time: 2 pm
PLEASE RSVP: EMAIL
Location: The Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street. The Library is 3 blocks North and 1 block West of the 6 train 33rd Street and Park Avenue subway station, 4 blocks North, 2 blocks East of the Harold Square subway station that includes the B, D, F, Q, R and Path Trains and 3 blocks North, and 3 blocks East of Penn Station which includes, the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, L.I.R.R. and NJT trains.
Once we are in the museum, there will be few opportunities to eat or drink so, please make sure to eat and hydrate before arriving.
Please let us know it you have any medical conditions that may come up during our visit.
It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
Commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein—a classic of world literature and a masterpiece of horror—a new exhibition at the Morgan shows how Mary Shelley created a monster. It traces the origins and impact of her novel, which has been constantly reinterpreted in spinoffs, sequels, mashups, tributes and parodies. Shelley conceived the archetype of the mad scientist, who dares to flout the laws of nature, and devised a creature torn between good and evil. Her monster spoke out against injustice and begged for sympathy while performing acts of shocking violence. In the movies, the monster can be a brute pure and simple, yet he is still an object of compassion and remains a favorite on stage and screen.
For the first time it will be possible to view art and artifacts (including comic books, film posters, publicity stills, and movie memorabilia) that explain how Frankenstein caught the popular imagination in the course of two hundred years. Portions of the original manuscript will be on display along with historic scientific instruments and iconic artwork such as Henry Fuseli’s Nightmare, a six-sheet poster advertising the Boris Karloff movie in 1931, and the definitive portrait of the author. The modern myth of Frankenstein is based on a long cultural tradition, also recounted in the exhibition with a vivid display of books, manuscripts, posters, prints, and paintings.
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