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Spring 2010 Curator's Choice - Paul LeClerc presents Candide at 250

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Paul LeClerc, President and CEO of The New York Public Library, is a noted scholar of Voltaire. This spring he is organizer of a dynamic exhibition, Candide at 250: Scandal and Success.   Voltaire’s tale of the youth Candide’s trials, travels, and misadventures was a publishing sensation in Europe in 1759.   The exhibition commemorates Candide’s 250th anniversary through a wide variety of materials from The New York Public Library’s holdings and materials on loan from other collections. It features literary works influenced or inspired by Candide; illustrated editions of the book from the 18th to the 21st centuries; audio excerpts from the original 1956 Broadway production of Candide; and contemporary translations and adaptations of the book into other art forms, among them modern dance, film, and graphic novel. We will receive a private tour with Dr. LeClerc himself. 
 
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