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John M. Olin Library, Level 1, Julian Edison Department of Special Collections Reading Room

The Magic in His Hands: Charles Johnson’s Artistic Versatility

Charles Johnson is a wildly prolific and widely acclaimed novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, cartoonist, and more. The Magic in His Hands exhibition presents selections from Johnson’s recently acquired papers that demonstrate his many facets and show how Johnson often transcends their presupposed boundaries. The exhibit is a companion to the Center for Humanities’ March 3rd Faculty Book Celebration featuring Johnson.

This exhibition is a companion to the Center for Humanities’ March 3, 2022, Faculty Book Celebration featuring Johnson.

For more information on Charles Johnson and The Magic in His Hands exhibition, please see the Center for Humanities’ The Magic in His Hands: Charles Johnson’s Artistic Versatility article.

This exhibition was organized by Curator of the Modern Literature Collection Joel Minor for Washington University Libraries.

Reading Room exhibitions are open the same hours as the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections Reading Room. Please see the Special Collections Research & Access page for contact and visiting information.

Header image: Charles Johnson circa early 1980s.