Fall 17: Tales of Mystery and Imagination


Exhibition: Tales of Mystery and Imagination

August 14 – December 15, 2017

Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

The William H. Hannon Library’s fall exhibition in the Department of Archives and Special Collections 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. Many mysteries in the exhibit have been explained, but you may leave with more questions!