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    Exhibition: Beyond the Baby-sitters Club, March-May 2014

    As part of her senior capstone project, Su Meck, AC class of 2014, put together this exhibition highlighting samples from the Ann M. Martin papers.

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    Exhibition: Shirley Jones and the Red Hen Press, September-December 2013

    An exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of books and prints created by Welsh artist and author Shirley Jones, Book Arts Gallery, Neilson, level 3, September 12-December 20, 2013.

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    Werner Pfeiffer Exhibit of 3-D Books, April-July 2008

    The Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College has organized a retrospective exhibition of the book-related work of the graphic artist and sculptor entitled, Werner Pfeiffer (censor, villain, provocateur, experimenter): Book-Objects & Artist Books. Exhibition on view April-July 2008, Neilson Library, level 3. 

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    An Exhibition Celebrating Women's History, September-December 2007

    Sixty-Five: The Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Archives was on view in Neilson Library, 1st floor Morgan Gallery, September-December, 2007.

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    Exhibition: The Cat Lover Speaks, May-July 2012

    An exhibition of books and images of our feline friends, curated by Sally Fisher '12 Neilson Library Level 3, May through July, 2012.

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    Exhibition: Charles Dickens at 200, January-April 2012

    View the exhibition in Neilson Library, Book Arts Gallery, Level 3, January through April, 2012.

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    Exhibition: Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley, January-May 2012

    An exhibition featuring nineteen decorative papers, Mortimer Rare Book Room, January 15 - May 2012.

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    Exhibition: From a Botanical Family, January-June 2011

    From a Botanical Family: Emily Hitchcock Terry (1838-1921) was on view in the Mortimer Rare Book Room January through June, 2011. Curated by Daria D'Arienzo.

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    Exhibition: Cabinet of Culinary Curiosities, September 2010-February 2011

    Six recipes for puff pastry from 1669 to 1970. Eating ice cream in France in the late 19th century. Dining with gladiatorial entertainment. These are just three of the offerings in Cabinet of Culinary Curiosities: Books & Manuscripts from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. Other items on display feature: a tribute to Julia Child and her fellow Smith College classmate, cooking teacher, and writer, Charlotte Turgeon; Jack Sprat and the space race; cooking and dining for kings, queens, and mice; and French opinions about Chinese food and table manners. This array of more than fifty culinary curiosities from books and manuscripts features images and descriptions of food and eating from the 16th through the 21st centuries.

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    Sculpture Installation: Profiles in Literature, April 27-May 4, 2017

    The pop-up installation by Nancy Kitchener includes twenty sculptural busts of past and present Smith students in Scupture I under the instruction of Professor Lee Burns.

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