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Exhibitions

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

Exhibitions in the Library

Exhibitions Online


Exhibitions in the Library

  • Opening January 25, 2016: What to Eat and How to Cook It: A Celebration of the Esta Kramer Collection of American Cookery
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
    January 25-June 5, 2016

    Please join us for an opening celebration on January 27 beginning at 4:30 pm in Kresge Hall. Don Lindgren, antiquarian bookseller and epicure, will speak on the "Anatomy of a Cookbook," during which he will explore what the physical attributes of cookbooks can tell us about our social, cultural, and environmental past. A reception featuring hors d’oeuvres drawn from recipes in the Kramer Collection immediately follows at the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. Free and open to the public.

  • Bowdoin in Winter
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, First Floor

  • Go U Bears! A glimpse of Bowdoin Athletics of yesteryear: gymnastics, tug-of-war, and more, curated with help of Carolina Deifelt Streese '16
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Third Floor.

  • 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.
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    Ongoing

  • Kate Furbish's "Maine Flora"
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Third Floor
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    Ongoing

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.


Spring 2016 Exhibit bachelor
What to Eat and How to Cook It: A Celebration of the Esta Kramer Collection of American Cookery
H-L, 2nd Floor

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