Exhibitions

  • 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: Monday, 13 May 2019 - 10:13am
    Byzantium, Justinian I, 527-65 bronze follis of 40 nummi Constantinople, workshop B Year 15 (541-42) This series highlights collections included in the inaugural exhibition, "Welcome Additions: Recent Acquisitions 2012-2018," now open through June 23 (daily, noon to 6 p.m.) in the Ellen and Leonard...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 4:00pm
    a detail from Journal, Vol. II, Adams, Thomas, 1854  This series highlights collections included in the inaugural exhibition, "Welcome Additions: Recent Acquisitions 2012-2018," now open through June 23 (daily, noon to 6 p.m.) in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery. To follow is a note from...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 7:44am
    First 100 days protest photograph. From the University Archives, Princeton University Library  This series highlights collections included in the inaugural exhibition, "Welcome Additions: Recent Acquisitions 2012-2018," now open through June 23 (daily, noon to 6 p.m.) in the Ellen and Leonard...
  • Posted on: Friday, 19 April 2019 - 8:50am
    a detail from Kodō zuroku (illustrated record of copper smelting) Masuda Kō (ill. by Niwa Tōkei ). Title page calligraphy by Shokusanjin. Osaka: Sumitomo-shi 1795. This series highlights collections included in the inaugural exhibition, "Welcome Additions: Recent Acquisitions 2012-2018," now open...
  • Posted on: Friday, 12 April 2019 - 1:06pm
    Das Belagerungs-Spiel. Le jeu de siège. The game of siege. Germany, 1830?  This series highlights collections included in the inaugural exhibition, "Welcome Additions: Recent Acquisitions 2012-2018," now open through June 23 (daily, noon to 6 p.m.) in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery. To...
  • Posted on: Friday, 5 April 2019 - 2:52pm
    Photo of John Doar, Class of 1944, (right) near where the FBI unearthed three slain civil rights workers' bodies  This series highlights collections included in the inaugural exhibition, "Welcome Additions: Recent Acquisitions 2012-2018," now open through June 23 (daily, noon to 6 p.m.) in the ...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 4:37pm
    Exodus chapter 20, Ten Commandments: first edition of William Tyndale's translation of the Pentateuch, printed in Antwerp, 1532, to be smuggled into England. An early reader cross-refers to Luke chapter 18, where Jesus commented on the CommandmentsThis series highlights collections included in the...
  • 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: 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: 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 March 2017 - 10:23am
    The Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture Series is being established in honor of our former colleague Gillett Good Griffin (1942-2016), who served as graphic arts curator within Rare Books and Special Collections from 1952 to 1966. Although officially the collection’s second curator, he was the...
  • 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: Monday, 11 April 2016 - 4:39pm
    On Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 3:00 pm in 10 McCosh Hall, Princeton University, the Princeton University Library will host a screening of the film Carvalho’s Journey:  A New Documentary by Steve Rivo in connection with the exhibition By Dawn’s Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture...
  • 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 - 3:10pm
    First X, Then Y, Now Z: Landmark Thematic Maps, an exhibition sponsored by the Rare Books and 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...