The Magic of Oz: A Collection Celebrating a Classic “The Magic of Oz: A Collection Celebrating a Classic,” a special exhibition displaying rare books and artifacts pertaining to the “Wizard of Oz” series and its creator and prolific author L. Frank Baum, is on display at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The exhibition features early editions and more-recent foreign-language translations of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” examples of other works by Baum and Oz illustrator W.W. Denslow, ephemera from the 1903 Broadway musical adaptation and a response to fan mail written by Baum’s wife. “The Magic of Oz: A Collection Celebrating a Classic” will be on display through April 19. KU Libraries also will host a gallery talk featuring Jane Albright at 5:30 p.m. April 17 at Spencer Research Library. The event is free and open to the public.
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