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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

  • Botanizing America: Citizens, Scientists, and the Quest for a National Identity
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Second Floor
    September 19, 2016-January 19-2017
  • Crocker Land Expedition, 1914-1917: An exhibit of materials recently digitized in collaboration with the Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, First floor
    Fall 2016
  • Dogs in the Archives
    Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Third Floor.
    Fall 2016
  • 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

  • Envisioning Extinctions: Art as Witness and Conscience A digital version of an exhibition of rare books and 19th century magazines, held mainly by the Library's George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives commemorating the centenary of the extinction of the North American passenger pigeon in 2014. Curated by Susan Wegner Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Art History Division of the Department of Art, with the assistance of Richard Lindemann, Director of Special Collections & Archives Emeritus, and originally displayed September 2014-January 2015.
  • 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.

  Fall Exhibit 
botanizingBotanizing America: Citizens, Scientests, and the Quest for a National Identity

2nd Floor

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