Photography: “Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars”

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“Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars” is the title of a new exhibition that opened today at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, running from September 25, 2015 through January 31, 2016. The Morgan Library and Museum is located at 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York.

The Guardian writes that “the heavyweight of 20th-century literature is the focus of Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars, which will feature photographs, manuscripts, passports and even his dog tags.” The exhibition includes photographs and artifacts from his life in Florida and Cuba, such as the photo above (Hemingway at his Finca Vigía home) and photos of the writer on his boat Pilar, with which he went to Cuba and undertook many a fishing expedition.  In the photo below, we see him at the wheel of the Pilar with his friend Carlos Gutiérrez in 1934.

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Description: This is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work of Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), one of the most celebrated American authors of the 20th century. Organized in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, it includes multiple drafts of Hemingway’s earliest short stories, notebooks, heavily revised manuscripts and typescripts of his major novels—The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. The show also presents correspondence between Hemingway and his legendary circle of expatriate writers in 1920s Paris, including Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sylvia Beach. Focusing on the inter-war years, the exhibition explores the most consistently creative phase of Hemingway’s career and includes inscribed copies of his books, a rarely-seen 1929 oil portrait, photographs, and personal items.

This exhibition is organized by the Morgan Library & Museum in collaboration with the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

For original article and photo gallery, see http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2015/sep/25/ernest-hemingway-exhibition-morgan-library-museum-new-york

For more information, see http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/ernest-hemingway

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