Regarding the exhibition "Money on Paper: Bank Notes and Related Graphic Arts from the Collections of Vsevolod Onyshkevych and Princeton University," David Gladfelter writes:
Special events were held on October 17 in connection with this exhibit. Mark Tomasko presented a well-illustrated lecture on the topic “The Art of Bank Note Engraving” sponsored by Friends of the Firestone Library. This was followed by a wine and cheese reception, and a tour of the exhibition led by the curator, Dr. Alan M. Stahl.
Accompanying him were Vsevolod Onyshkevych, a Princeton engineering alumnus who contributed a selection of modern European bank notes to the exhibit; Robert M. Peck, co-author with Eric P. Newman of the essay on the Gideon Fairman engraving after Audubon’s drawing of a grouse, who spoke briefly about that portion of the exhibit; and current student Francis Musella ’13 who contributed an essay on Benjamin Franklin’s nature printing.
With several members of the New York Numismatic Club in attendance, an impromptu dinner at a local restaurant followed, including the speakers and other participants. A great (not just good) time was had by all.
Dr. Stahl will again lead curatorial tours on November 21 and December 12. The exhibit closes January 2.