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Exhibitions

Audubon
"Ferruninous Thrush"
John James Audubon's
Birds of America

Exhibitions Online

Exhibitions in the Library


Exhibitions Online 

  • Pop-ups! They're not JUST for kids!
    An electronic version of the exhibition displayed Spring Semester, 2011, which featured over 150 items from the 1,800 volume Harold M. Goralnick (Class of 1971) Pop-up Book Collection, which was donated to the College in 2008. Although we usually think of children’s books when we see “pop-ups,” these are definitely not all just for children—erotica, architecture, and political commentary join such predictable themes as fairy tales, rhymes and verse, the alphabet and counting, and animals, to name a few. Featured works range from the late nineteenth century to the present and also include artists’ books that employ pop-up features in their design.
  • 50 Books
    An electronic version of a Bowdoin College Library exhibition of notable books from Special Collections, installed in conjunction with the 20th annual Oberlin Group Library Directors' Meeting in October, 2006.
  • Blissful Books and Bindings : The Susan Dwight Bliss Collection
    An electronic version of a Bowdoin College Library exhibit, showing many of the fine bindings included in the Bliss Collection. In the early 1950s, Miss Bliss gave Bowdoin the collection begun by her father George T. Bliss, a New York banker, and continued by herself. The 1,200 volumes include bindings by many notable European binders of the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
  • Celebrating Harper: An Exhibition in Honor of Michael S. Harper
    An electronic version of a Bowdoin College Library exhibit, part of the Celebrating Harper symposium held at the College in October, 1996. The symposium honored Michael S. Harper, one of America's premier poets and poet laureate of Rhode Island, whose verse and other works reflect his African-American heritage. The web site was prepared by the staff of the John D. Rockefeller Library at Brown University, based on the display and exhibition notes created by Susan Ravdin, former Special Collections Assistant.

Exhibitions in the Library

  • Archives Sampler, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, First Floor
  • Coming this Fall: Envisioning Extinctions, commemorating the centenary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Second Floor
    September 1- December 23, 2014
  • Coming this Fall: Threatened & Endangered, artist’s books by Rebecca Goodale, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Second Floor
    September 1- December 23, 2014
  • A Chamberlain Sampler: From the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Collection
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Third Floor (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).
    Ongoing.
  • "…a Peaceful Pursuit": An Exhibition Honoring the Career of
    Senator George J. Mitchell
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Third Floor.
    Ongoing.
  • Kate Furbish's "The Flora of Maine "
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Third Floor (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).
    Ongoing.
  • Book Sculpture: Transforming Books into Works of Art
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Third Floor.
    Ongoing.

Coming this Fall

pigeon

Envisioning Extinctions: Commemorating the centenary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon
2nd floor gallery


Coming this Fall

threatendanger

Threatened & Endangered: Artist’s books by Rebecca Goodale
2nd floor gallery

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