Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Current Exhibition

A Rough Draft in Stone, Founding Bryn Mawr College, 1872-1894

The latest exhibition organized by students interns in the Who Built Bryn Mawr? program explores the earliest years of Bryn Mawr College from its conception in 1872 and the laying of its foundations in 1879, to its opening in 1885 and through its first decade of operation. It considers the motives and philosophies of the white Quaker men and women who brought the College into being. These earliest years were marked by contestation and compromise, as competing visions shaped the physical and conceptual landscape of the College.

Canaday Library, Class of 1912 Rare Book Room
Weekdays, 10am-4pm, and by appointment

Art on Loan

Self-Power | Self-Play: 50 Years of Erotic Portraiture by Linda Troeller
October 19, 2022 - January 2023

The Museum of Sex
233 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Bryn Mawr Special Collections Curatorial Fellow Emily Alesandrini and Curator and Art History second-year graduate student Emily Shoyer will realize an exhibition of erotic portraiture by Linda Troeller at The Museum of Sex in New York on October 19, 2022. This presentation features twenty-five photographs loaned from the College's Special Collections accompanied by over forty additional images from Troeller’s studio and archive. 

Current Exhibition

Introducing Ellie Ga

Canaday Library, 2nd Floor Eva J. Coombe '52 Suite

This exhibition features recent acquisitions of works by Ellie Ga, an American artist living in Sweden, in juxtaposition with collections objects that have captured Ga's interest. It was co-organized by Carrie Robbins, Marianne Hansen, and Matthew Feliz to mark a collaboration between Special Collections and the Center for Visual Culture that aimed to bring Ga to campus in the spring of 2020. When the pandemic interrupted plans for her residency, various remote programs were developed to allow Ga to engage virtually with collections objects and our community. Ga is expected to visit campus to continue her research in the fall of 2022. 


Exhibition Poster for Bauhaus at Bryn Mawr

Bauhaus at Bryn Mawr
2nd floor, Coombe Suite, Canaday Library

Organized by Rachel Grand '21 in honor of the Bauhaus Centennial, this exhibition presents the modernist dorm furniture designed by Bauhaus-trained Marcel Breuer for Rhoads Hall.

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The Light of Knowledge: Lantern Traditions at Bryn Mawr College

3rd floor stairwell, Canaday Library

Cassie Paul '18 produced this display of lanterns held in the College Archives as part of her supervised work in Special Collections. 

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