Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Ongoing Exhibition)

The William H. Hannon Library's’ Archives & Special Collections Fall exhibition traces the history of the human concept of mystery, exploring our pursuit of the unexplained, from the burial rituals of ancient religions to the flourishing imagination of post-industrial fiction authors.  A collection of religious tools and emblems represent the mysteries of faith, whilst early examples of New World exploration and scientific discovery consider the wonders of life on Earth. A range of ciphers, secrets and the first detective stories demonstrate innovative attempts to search for a deeper understanding of reality in a fast-changing world. Many mysteries in the exhibit have been explained, but you may leave with more questions!

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00am to 5:00pm

William H. Hannon Library, Terrance L. Mahan, S.J. Archives and Special Collections Gallery
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Exhibitions and Performances


William H. Hannon Library


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