Exhibitions

  • Posted on: Monday, 7 October 2019 - 5:09pm
    Men, especially political leaders, are usually assessed on their professional records. Women, no matter how professional they may be, are often judged on their personal lives.Brenda Feigan Fasteau and Bonnie Lobel, New York Magazine, December 20, 1971 On May 21, 1919, Congress passed the 19th...
  • Posted on: Monday, 12 August 2019 - 10:35am
    As the world mourns the passing of renowned writer Toni Morrison, Princeton University Library presents in her memory a selection of first editions and translations of her novels, on display in the Firestone Library lobby. Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library “Freeing yourself was...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 2:37pm
    A new exhibition in Firestone Library features select materials from the Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Collection at Princeton University Library. Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library “The moment we choose to love, we begin to move against domination, against oppression....
  • Posted on: Friday, 22 March 2019 - 4:03pm
    POSTER TEXT:  Steadfast Toy Soldiers An exhibition about war games in picture books1 April 2019 to 31 July 2019Gallery of the Cotsen Children's Library | Firestone Library
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 1:31pm
    The Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, which recognizes the many contributions of 1953 Princeton alumnus Leonard L. Milberg and his wife Ellen Milberg, is now open in Firestone Library's lobby. Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library  We are pleased to announce the opening of the new...
  • Posted on: Sunday, 6 January 2019 - 1:55pm
    POSTER TEXT: Wizarding 101An exhibition honoring the 20th anniversary of the publication of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" 1 October 2018 - 1 February 2019Gallery of the Cotsen Children's LibraryFirestone Library Learn more 
  • Posted on: Friday, 9 November 2018 - 12:30pm
      POSTER TEXT:  1818 "Frankenstein: THE BOOK"  An exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the release of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, prepared in coordination with the "Frankenstein at 200" programming led by Professor Susan Wolfson, Department of English.  Learn more about upcoming related...
  • Posted on: Monday, 8 October 2018 - 10:50am
    Exhibition curator Michelle Peralta measures materials from the University Archives for the exhibition.Photo by Mudd Manuscript Library staff, Princeton University Library  From the University Archives, Princeton University Library"I am certain that he expected me to nod in agreement and accept my...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 4:09pm
    “Learning to Fight, Fighting to Learn: Education in Times of War”Exhibition Panel DiscussionSeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton UniversityJune 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Harlan Room at Mudd Library Moderated by: Sara Logue, Assistant University Archivist for Public Services   The Seeley G...
  • Posted on: Monday, 14 May 2018 - 3:54pm
    Puss in Boots was a star long before Antonio Banderas voiced the fairy tale character in Shrek. The Cotsen Children’s Library will pay tribute to the cat who made a prince of his handsome but dirt-poor owner in this display of illustrated fairy tales from the research collection. Highlights of the...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 3:01pm
    Home to the Program in Latin American Studies, Aaron Burr Hall now features an exhibit on the second and third floors, displaying primary source materials from PUL’s unique Latin American Ephemera Collection. In honor of the Latin American Studies Program’s 50th anniversary, the exhibit highlights...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 9:19am
    WAR AND THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE: Exhibition details the impact of military conflict on higher education In the centennial year of American entry into World War I, a new exhibition examines the compelling topic of war and its effect on education. Entitled "Learning to Fight, Fighting to Learn:...
  • Posted on: Sunday, 20 August 2017 - 1:23pm
             Experience firsthand the extraordinary drawings of Thomas Rowlandson. For the first time in nearly 100 years, Princeton University Library's collection of drawings by Thomas Rowlandson are now on view. The display, titled The Miseries of Human Life and Other Entertainments, can be seen now...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - 1:41pm
    Princeton University has a trial for  The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection from Henry Stewart Talks. The collection is comprised of more than 2,100 specially prepared, animated lectures by world leading experts, including Nobel Laureates and Lasker Award winners. The collection provides...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 8:09pm
    On February 14, the Library opened the exhibition By Dawn’s Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War. Recently completed and released is a 14 minute video introduction featuring exhibition curators Prof. Adam Mendelsohn (University of Cape...
  • Posted on: Friday, 5 February 2016 - 5:32pm
    The Princeton University Library announces the opening of the exhibition By Dawn’s Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War, on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition continues through June 12, 2016...
  • Posted on: Monday, 9 November 2015 - 11:57am
    On display in Marquand Library is one of the earliest publications of art-historical criticism by a female scholar, Charlotte Catherine Patin (1672?-1744). Described by a recent critic as an “imaginary museum,” Pitture scelte e dichiarate da Carla Caterina Patina, parigina accademica(1691) is an...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 11:49am
    13 February 2015 - 19 July 2015  This exhibition documents the contemporary representation of Versailles through a multifaceted array of prints, books, maps, medals, and manuscripts. It highlights in particular those elements that today survive only on paper: ephemeral festivals; short-lived...
  • Posted on: Monday, 15 December 2014 - 12:04pm
    Marquand Library is currently exhibiting two elegant books of portraits by Jacopo Strada, an artist who played a complex role in the cultural life of Renaissance Europe’s most powerful courts. Imperatorum Romanorum…, a regal, folio-sized volume published in 1559, features 118 full-page portrait...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 11:34am
    The Lewis Library's Map & Geospatial Information Center welcomes everyone to visit its latest exhibition, Mapping Tibet, in the Fine Wing Hall.  The exhibition features historic maps and representations of Tibet dating from the 17th century through the present.  The exhibition will be on view...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 11:32am
    Marquand Library will be exhibiting volumes from Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s famous 19th century manga series, (Denshin kaishu) Hokusai manga [(Transmitting the Spirit and Revealing the Form of Things) Random Drawings of Hokusai] through the end of November. When we hear the word “manga”...
  • Posted on: Monday, 18 August 2014 - 4:13pm
    “Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888” opens in the Main Gallery of Firestone Library, Princeton University, on Saturday, August 16. Commemorating the 350th anniversary (1664-2014) of the naming of New Jersey, this exhibition introduces viewers to the maps that...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 8:48am
    The exhibition will feature a diverse array of toys and picture books focused around a central theme of all things constructive. Architects and architecture, builders and buildings, prints and cards and books and blocks! The items featured in the exhibit hail from 10 countries, across 3 continents...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 10:38am
    In celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insignia. “From a Thankful Nation...
  • Posted on: Friday, 27 September 2013 - 1:07pm
    The new exhibition is now open at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. It chronicles the events and decisions framing the development of America’s first graduate residential college. “Building the House of Knowledge:” The Graduate College Centennial is filled with letters, documents and...
  • Posted on: Monday, 23 September 2013 - 11:01am
    The Friends of Princeton University Library present "Egyptian Film Poster Designers and the Print Shops of Hassan Mazhar Gassour & Sayed Ali Ibrahim al-Nasr." Historical studies of the “golden age” of the Egyptian film industry, from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, have paid little attention to the...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 19 September 2013 - 4:00pm
    Now on display in the School of Architecture Galleries are digital collages featuring fanzines, little magazines, and other alternative publications recently acquired by the School of Architecture Library.  Often published by smaller design collectives, architecture school student organizations or...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 - 1:34pm
    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Igor Stravinsky's ballet the /Rite of Spring/ (one of the seminal musical works of the 20th century) and the recent publication of two facsimile editions of the manuscript full score and piano four-hands version of the work held by the...
  • Posted on: Monday, 3 June 2013 - 8:31am
    The exhibition "Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form," which celebrates and examines German thin-shell structural design, opened in late May and  continues through August and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibition features thin-shell models which Princeton...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 20 February 2013 - 11:18am
    From a first-hand account of Colonial life in Jamestown to a wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth following President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, a Princeton University Library exhibition opening Friday, Feb. 22, will trace the American experience from 1607 to 1865. Several items from Princeton...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 4:16pm
    The exhibition Fazlur Kahn – Structural Artist of Urban Building Form is currently on display on the first floor of the Engineering Library in Friend Center. The exhibition is open to the public during the library’s open hours. Fazlur Rahman Khan (1929-1982) was a structural engineer of tall...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 3:10pm
    First X, Then Y, Now Z: Landmark Thematic Maps, an exhibition sponsored by the Special Collections Department, introduces viewers to the early history of thematic mapping — the topical layering (Z) of geographic space (X-Y). Exhibited are early, if not the earliest, thematic maps in various...