News about exhibitions

  • Versailles On Paper: Exhibition at Firestone Library

    Versailles on Paper: A Graphic Panorama of the Palace and Gardens of Louis XIV

    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 creatures (courtiers, animals, flowers); fragile groves and fountains too costly to maintain; and once celebrated masterpieces of art and architecture that were irrevocably destroyed or altered. The 'paper Versailles' is quite different from the one that millions of tourists visit every year and affords many unusual and surprising glimpses into a largely lost world. All the books and prints on display were created in the 17th and 18th centuries. With only a few exceptions, they were selected from the holdings of Firestone and Marquand Libraries, acquired over the past 140 years. A large number of these items came as gifts; therefore, this exhibition also honors the curators, alumni, and friends of the Princeton University Library who have built its remarkable collections. 

    Please explore the exhibit's companion website.

    Posted on Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 11:49am in Exhibitions
  • Vita Valentiniani page exerpt from one of Strada's books

    Imperial Portraits at Marquand Library

    Marquand Library exhibits two elegant books of portraits by Jacopo Strada.

    Posted on Monday, 15 December 2014 - 12:04pm in Exhibitions
  • Hokusai Manga at Marquand Library

    Marquand Library features Katsushika Hokusai’s 19th century manga series through the end of November.

    Posted on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 11:32am in Exhibitions
  • Building Books: Architecture for Children

    The Cotsen Children's Library Launches New Exhibition.

    Posted on Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 8:48am in Exhibitions
  • Latin American Medals & Orders Tour Today, May 29

    From a Thankful Nation: Latin American Medals & Orders in the Robert L. Ross Collection Exhibition Tour today, May 29, at 3pm.

    Posted on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 10:38am in Exhibitions