On This Day in IUPUI History: September 20, 1996

September 20, 1996 

On this day, a traveling exhibition titled "The Many Realms of King Arthur" opened in University Library. The show, organized by the American Library Association, included manuscripts, paintings, and other materials from Arthurian collections at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the New York Public Library. It also involved a lecture series highlighting IUPUI faculty expertise and a film series on the Arthurian legend, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail. As well, the exhibition incorporated musical and theatrical performances by local ensembles.

The exhibition traveled to academic, state, and public libraries around the United States for two years. University Library brought it to Indianapolis to attract community members to campus.

The exhibition closed on December 20.

King Arthur exhibition banner hanging on University Library 996-6685-008

To see how IUPUI has contributed to the cultural life of Indianapolis, visit IUPUI Special Collections and Archives speccoll@iupui.edu.

Updated Sep 20, 2018 by Editor Name Missing