OCTOBER 14- DECEMBER 10,2005
This exhibition was organized by the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the first publication of Cervantes’s novel in 1605. The exhibition is composed of illustrations from the novel. Dating from 1605-1885, the illustrations enhance the book’s magic and embody its complex themes, including the blurring of fantasy and reality, the sources of power and authority, and the position of individuals within society. The images also reflect the evolving interpretations of Don Quixote throughout the centuries. They vary greatly in their interpretations of the story, but they all capture our imagination.
The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Museum of Art, the Brigham Young University Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the College of Humanities.