April 24–June 15, 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.
March 23 - June 4, 2017
Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library
This exhibition, organized by 11 student curators in a 360˚ course cluster, considers the role of mirrors, masks, makeup, and masquerade in explorations of the self across the centuries and cultures that are represented in Bryn Mawr College’s Art & Artifacts Collection.
Masked party, Thursday, March 23, 5-7pm, Rare Book Room
Artist Lecture Series
Sigmund Abeles, Friday, March 24, 12noon, Rare Book Room
Rachel Bliss, Friday, April 14, 3pm, Rare Book Room
Jessica Todd Harper, Saturday, May 27, 8:45am, Rare Book Room
Visit our course cluster blog! #selfie360bmc
The exhibition was produced by students in the 360˚ course cluster, Mirroring the Self/Exhibiting the Self.
March 13–April 14, 2017
Lobby, Canaday Library
Open during regular library hours
The exhibition is part of the 360˚ course cluster, Eurasia in Flux: Trans-Siberian Perspectives on Russia and China.
January 25 - June 2, 2017
hours shared with Canaday Library
Eva Jan Romaine Coombe (Class of 1952) Special Collections Suite Gallery
This exhibition, curated by Maria Shellman (Class of 2017), highlights the gifts of three alumnae donors that comprise the majority of the College's African art and artifacts collection. It juxtaposes a selection of these gifts with material from the College Archives to contextualize the objects, while also shedding light on the alumnae who selected, collected, and donated them.
Feb 23, 2017 through Spring 2017 semester
Enid Cook ‘31 Center
“Re-Vision: Archiving Black Experiences at Bryn Mawr” is an exhibit created in order to form a link between Bryn Mawr Special Collections and the Enid Cook ‘31 Center. Created by Alexis Wiltshire (Class of 2017), the exhibit aims to show the audience how Black students and those of the African diaspora at the College have been recorded in Special Collections. With a focus on student voices, this exhibit creates a dialogue between what the College chooses to show about students and what the students want to show about themselves.
Exhibition Opening and Public Reception
Thursday, February 23, 4:00-5:30 pm, Enid Cook ‘31 Center
Friday Finds - A series of informal chats about historical and cultural objects in Bryn Mawr's Special Collections. Most of the events begin at 3:00 in the Special Collections Seminar Room, on the second floor of Canaday Library, and last about an hour. Check specific events for details.
Mar 24, 12 noon – Artist Sigmund Abeles on Self-Portraiture
Exhibited artist Sigmund Abeles speaks about his self-portraiture practice (Rare Book Room, Canaday)
Mar 31, 3pm – Cassie Paul (Class of 2018) on Songbooks in the College Archives
Museum Studies Fieldwork Seminar Praxis student introduces the rich connections she has found within the Bryn Mawr College songbook collection, especially in how they relate to the College's major student traditions over the years.
Apr 7, 3pm – Maria Shellman (Class of 2017) on Cataloguing and Curating African Art and Donor Archives
Last summer’s Friends of the Library intern describes working with alumna Jane Martin’s gift of African art and her papers, from the moment these things entered collections to their first exhibitions (Coombe Suite Lobby, Canaday 2nd Floor)
Apr 14, 3pm – Artist Rachel Bliss on Self-Portraiture
Exhibited artist Rachel Bliss shares her self-portraiture practice and invites participants to try it too (Rare Book Room, Canaday)
Apr 21, 3pm – Student Curators offer public tour of Mirrors & Masks: Reflections and Constructions of the Self
Curators in the 360 course cluster Mirroring/Exhibiting the Self offer a tour of the exhibition they produced (Rare Book Room, Canaday)
Apr 28, 3pm – Discovering Medieval Manuscripts
Students from the course Discovering Medieval Manuscripts introduce books from our collection and describe the research they have done on them. (Canaday 205)
For additional information, contact the Special Collections Department: firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-526-6576.
Join the Special Collections Facebook page and keep up to date with events and the occasional unusual item from the collections.
Exhibitions and public programming are sponsored by the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library.
January 25 - March 5, 2017
January 25 - March 5, 2017
September 21 - December 18, 2016
March 30 – June 1, 2015
September 30 – December 12, 2014
February 28 – June 1, 2014
April 4–June 1, 2014
September 25–December 20, 2013
March 19–May 27, 2012
September 2011-February 2012, Rare Book Room, Canaday Library
Beyond the Text: Illustrations in Eighteenth-Century French Novels
April - December 2011, Eva Jan Romaine Coombe '52 Special Collections Suite Gallery
mAwRTyrS: Bryn Mawr Women in the Arts
September 2010-April 2011, Eva Jan Romaine Coombe '52 Special Collections Suite Gallery
October 2009-February 2010
Darwin’s Ancestors: Tracing the Origins of the “Origin of Species”
October 2009 - February 2010
Intimate Devotion: The Book of Hours in Medieval Religious Practice
January - May 2008
September - December 2007
September - December 2006
Nature Smiling Round
January - May 2006
Muscles While Building Minds: Athletics and the Early Years of Women's Education
September - December 2005
Invention of Antiquity
September - December 2004
Jehanne Jeanne Joan: Shepherdess Soldier Savior Saint
January - June 2003
to the Cause: Bryn Mawr Women and the Right to Vote
September 26 - December 20, 2002
The Very Best Woman's College There Is: M. Carey Thomas and the Making of the Bryn Mawr Campus September 21 - December 20, 2001
Sargent Portrait: M. Carey Thomas and John Singer Sargent
September 21 - December 20, 2001
Printers, and the Information Revolution in Early Modern Europe: 1450-1600
February 22 - June 1, 2001
the Ticket: Nineteenth-Century Bookbinding in the British Isles and the United
September 23 December, 1998
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. This year 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.
Bode Wang, Wedding Banquet, Tuojiang (2010)