Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

detail of work by artist Bethany Collins. Zoomed in to reveal erasure of text and remaining text "“but he continued to grieve for his native land, dragging his steps up and down along the shore of the sounding sea in great distress.”

Bethany Collins: Tempest

March 17 - May 28, 2023
Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library 

Artist Bethany Collins (American, b. 1984) exhibits new and recent work at Bryn Mawr College this spring. This will include the College's recent acquisition, The Odyssey: 1990/1851/1980/2002/2000 (2022). 

Also in its debut is the newest volume in her Hymnal series, The Battle Hymn of the Republic (2023). For these works Collins binds together 100 contrafacta of the familiar hymn in all of their disagreement -- with lyrics transformed to support revolution, suffrage, abolition, Indigenous sovereignty, or slavery -- as a representation of America.

Three performances from the hymnal will take place during the run of the exhibition. Schedule TBD.


Opening Celebration
Friday, March 17, 4:30-6pm

  • features a duet performance of suffrage and confederate contrafacta of The Battle Hymn of the Republic
    (arrangement by Philadelphia composer Peter Christian) 



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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