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Exhibitions and Events




Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms

September 28, 2017January 28, 2017

Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library

**SPECIAL EVENT: Exhibition Tour with Collector Bill Scott**

    Weds, Jan 24, 4:30pm, Rare Book Room


To the Border and Back: Visualizing and Narrating Migration

April 24December 22, 2017

Coombe Suite, 2nd Floor, Canaday Library

Open during regular library hours

Opening reception, Monday, April 24, 5:30pm

The exhibition is part of the 360˚ course cluster, Migrations and Borderlands.

Read about students' experience.



Fragmentary Excess: Body, Text, Receptacle

November 3December 22, 2017

Eva Jane Romaine Coombe '52 Special Collections Suite Gallery,

2nd Floor, Canaday Library









A series of informal lunchtime chats about historical and cultural objects held in Bryn Mawr's Special Collections. Events begin at 12:00pm in the Rare Book Room, on the first floor of Canaday Library, and last about an hour, unless otherwise specified. 


Upcoming events

January 26 - Tour by Tessa Haas (Class of 2018)

Join last spring's Museum Studies Fieldwork intern for a tour of Beyond Boundaries and to learn about her contributions to the exhibition

For additional information, contact the Special Collections Department:, 610-526-6576.

Join the Special Collections Facebook page and keep up to date with events and the occasional unusual item from the collections. See past events.

Exhibitions and public programming are sponsored by the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library.



The Dr. A. V. Heyl Mineral Collection
Park Science Building and Collier Science Library

Allen Heyl grew up in Allentown, majored in geology at Penn State, then went on to Princeton for graduate work and a Ph.D. He had a long and illustrious career with the US Geological Survey, which required that specialists in mineralogy be able to work in all related branches of geology, including geochemistry and geophysics. Among his numerous publications (over 200) is a valuable work on the chrome mines of southeastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Heyl has generously presented the Geology Department with his Pennsylvania Collection of minerals. Many of the sites where the minerals were collected are no longer available or open to the public. Anyone interested in viewing more of the collection may contact Associate Curator, Juliet Reed by e-mail.