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Exhibits

The Libraries’ exhibits program showcases and interprets the rich and diverse collections of the Smith College Libraries. The Libraries also present traveling exhibitions related to our collection strengths and curricular interests. Exhibits, both in the Libraries’ galleries and online, are curated by the staff as well as students in the Books Arts Concentration and Archives Concentration.

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    Spatial Analysis Lab Explores the Transformed Campus Landscape From 1871-2019

    The Smith College Libraries' Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) is collaborating with the Botanic Gardens on “Making Space: The Changing Landscape of Smith College”,  which illustrates how the campus landscape has evolved from an initial 13 acres in 1871 to 147 acres today. The project is currently on display in the Botanic Gardens' Church Exhibition Gallery through the end of the spring semester. Responses from the new “Making Space” exhibit will be collected in the SAL online archive.

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    "Living Coral" Exhibit on View in Hillyer Art Library

    In recognition of "Living Coral" being named the 2019 Color of the Year by the Pantone® Color Institute, the Hillyer Art Library has searched its stacks to find engaging images and fascinating facts about the role of coral in art and culture around the world. The Exhibit in the Hillyer Art Library foyer runs through February 28, 2019.

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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the Hillyer Art Library!

    An exhibit and contest for the Halloween season at the Hillyer Art Library. Contest drawing on October 26.  Exhibit runs through Halloween.

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    Summertime Blues: The Blue Rider at Hillyer Art Library

    Shortly before World War I broke out, a small group of German Expressionists in Munich set out to create a new spiritual world in art and culture.  They called their movement “The Blue Rider”.   Stop by the Hillyer Art Library to learn about Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, and their circle of friends who shared a unique and colorful artistic vision before tragedy intervened.  Exhibit on view in the Hillyer Art Library foyer through September 9.

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    100 Years Empowering Change: An Online History of the Smith College School for Social Work

    As it prepares for centennial celebrations on Friday, June 29, the Smith School for Social Work has unveiled a new website exploring its distinguished history as the nation's first social work school. Archival photos, profiles and oral histories highlight the SSW's 100 years of empowering change.

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    Archives Concent​ration ​Capstone Seminar Projects 2018

    In the capstone seminar for the Archives Concentration, ARX 340 Taking the Archives Public, students created online, digital exhibits, some featuring archival materials from​ Special Collections. ​The exhibitions focus on topics such as single-sex​ “romantic friendships” at Smith College, black women's erotic history, women's activism during the AIDS epidemic, and methods of self-care and support in trans and gender non-conforming communities, among others.

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    Class Matters: Organizing for Economic Justice Timeline, January 2018

    This timeline first came out of a week-long course led by Special Collections Accessioning Archivist Kathleen Banks Nutter in January 2017 and was added to by students who took the class in January 2018.

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    Hillyer Art Library 101: Art with Attitude, October 10-13, 2017

    Visit Hillyer Art Library and explore what it takes for an artist to make an impact. Share your ideas and be included in the video exhibit. Participants will be entered in a lottery to win a cool prize!

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    Exhibition: Visualizing Russian Feminism, December 9-15, 2016

    A multimedia exhibition developed by students in RES 236, Contemporary Russian Women Writers is on view in the KnowledgeLab, Neilson level 2 through December 15, 2016. 

    The project explores artistic expressions of female identity in Russia from the early revolutionary days of the Bolsheviks to 21st century through writing, propaganda posters, film, and feminist video/performance art.

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    Exhibition: Selected Works by Robin Price -- September-December 2016

    The artist, designer, and printer will present the annual McGrath Lecture in Book Arts on Thursday, October 20, 2016. An accompanying exhibition of her works are on view in the Mortimer Rare Book Room through December 20, 2016.

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