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  • Exhibits

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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Pop-Up Exhibit: Disability Visibility Week, April 19-28, 2017

Check out the exhibit of student art work in the Neilson Library core, curated by Smith's Disability Alliance as part of the first ever Disability Visibility Week, a series of events designed to uplift and amplify the voices of disabled students.

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Pop-Up Exhibition: Activists in the Archives, March 21-May 20, 2017

The pop-up exhibition features an intergenerational dialogue between feminist activists, many of whose papers have been donated to the Smith College Special Collections. The Women’s History Month we know today evolved from the efforts of early women’s activists in the mid-20th century. Tracing that history is imperative in having, and understanding, national and international conversations.

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Exhibition: The Peacock at Home, February 13-May 13, 2017

An exhibition curated by Tasha Binkowski, class of 2017. Morgan Gallery, Neilson Library entrance. Tasha Binkowski, class of 2017, focused her Book Studies Concentration capstone project on an elegant manuscript of The Peacock At Home, written and illustrated by Isabel Harriet Kerrich in 1875-1876. The colorful and detailed manuscript is on display this spring.

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"I Love My Library" Day Exhibits and Events, February 13, 2017

Join us on Monday, February 13 for afternoon tea and fun activities in the Libraries. Stop by Hillyer Art Library to view “Love and Commerce: Valentines from the Mortimer Rare Book Room and Sophia Smith Collection”

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Interactive Exhibit: Undesign the Redline, February 3-March 8, 2017

An interactive exhibit and series on the history of structural inequality in the US, KnowledgeLab, Neilson level 2. Visit and participate in an interactive exhibition, Undesign the Redline, which explores the history of structural racism and classism through redlining maps. The exhibit invites participants to “explore how redlining and other policies, practices, and investments create systemic disparities and inequalities that not only perpetuate our most pressing social challenges, but impede the full potential of democracy.”

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Exhibition: Books from the Nancy Bloch Collection, January-May 2017

Books featured from Nancy Bloch's recent donation of almost 200 artist books, and curated by Emily Hernandez, class of 2017 as part of her senior capstone project. Nancy Katcher Bloch (class of 1952) donated her artist book collection to the Mortimer Rare Book Room in the fall of 2016, in memory of her daughter Amy Rose Bloch, class of 1978. The collection adds to Smith's already extensive holdings of artist books, both limited edition and unique items, featuring fine printing, illustration, calligraphy, and more.

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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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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: The Lure of Italy, September-December 2016

Fifty books which celebrate travel to Italy from the 18th through the 20th century are on display in Neilson Library at Smith College through December 20. They are part of a remarkable collection of nearly 600 books on Italian travel which Werner L. Gundersheimer, director emeritus of the Folger Shakespeare Library, donated to the Mortimer Rare Book Room in 2014.

A lecture is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2016.

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