Baker-Berry Current Exhibits

Dartmouth Black Legacy Month - 2021

exhibit poster for BLM exhibitA Brickway Gallery exhibit

Black Legacy Month (BLM) is the celebration and recognition of Black culture at Dartmouth College, through a month-long series of events dedicated to the education, awareness, and commemoration of Black heritage and people.

This year, we are highlighting the excellence of Black student leaders at Dartmouth. The eight leaders featured are scholars, activists, and creatives, who are change agents in every aspect of campus life. They have been steadfast in their commitment to advocating for and uplifting the Black community, and their work has transformed Dartmouth College for all students. These leaders are inspiring examples of Excellence at Dartmouth!

  • Awo Adu ’22
  • Miles ‘Mac’ Battle ’21
  • Marina Cepeda ’21
  • Laura Logan ’22
  • Maya Perkins ’20
  • Ian Neville Scott ’24
  • Ana Sumbo ’22
  • Vitallia D. Williams ’22

Full BLM 2021 schedule of events

Baker-Berry Library, Brickway Gallery, February 1-28, 2021


A Boston Brahmin Abroad: George Ticknor, Hispanism, & Dartmouth

exhibit poster for Ticknor exhibitA Boston Brahmin Abroad online exhibit starts on January 25.

George Ticknor, Dartmouth Class of 1807, embodied the nineteenth-century concept of a "gentleman of letters." After Dartmouth, he studied law, then moved into his real love, language and literature. He became the first professor of modern languages at Harvard and revolutionized the teaching of modern languages and literatures in the United States.

He traveled extensively in Europe, first in 1815-19 to complete his education, again in the mid-1830s with his wife Anna Eliot Ticknor, and a final trip in the 1850s. Empowered by Anna's considerable fortune, the two traveled in style. They revelled in the history and culture of Europe while being suspicious of the entrenched political and social powers that held sway. They were, after all, Americans, and thoroughly invested in the great experiment of a democratic republic.

Perhaps most famous for authoring the first history of Spanish literature and being one of the original organizers of the Boston Public Library, he, along with Anna, maintained an active literary salon and amassed a phenomenal personal library, a significant portion of which came to the Dartmouth Library in 1946 and is currently housed in Rauner Special Collections Library.

Exhibit curated by Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian Daniel Abosso; Jill Baron, Librarian for Romance Languages & Latin American Studies; and Jay Satterfield, Head of Special Collections. Design by Dennis Grady.

Baker-Berry Library, Reiss Hall & Berry Main Street, January 15 through April 30, 2021