Baker-Berry Current Exhibits

1968 - The World Turned Upside Down

1968 Exhibit poster

In this exhibit we mark the 50th anniversary some of the tumultuous events of 1968 as they unfolded across the globe:

China's Down to the Countryside Movement, Paris Mai '68, the Tlatelolco Massacre in Mexico, and the general political upheaval in the USA.

Exhibit curated by Jill Baron, Mark Bray, Dennis Grady, Jorge Quintana-Navarrete, Israel Reyes, and Nien Lin Xie; designed by Dennis Grady, Library Teaching & Learning.

Baker-Berry Library, Berry Main Street: October 18, 2018 - February 23, 2019

Collections Showcase: Original Etchings by American Artists

2018 Student Bookplate exhibit poster

Original Etchings by American Artists was published at a time in American history when the country was trying to establish an artistic identity and visual presence that could rival Europe’s. Sylvester Rosa Koehler, the first curator of prints at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and editor of this work, went on to be a curator of graphic arts at the Smithsonian and was also an editor and contributor to American Art Review. He commissioned all of the etchings included in the volume and he chose artists who were at the top of the 19th century American art scene.

Dartmouth’s copy of Original Etchings by American Artists can be viewed in Sherman Art Library by asking for NE2186 .K7 in Art Special. The volume can also be viewed online, as it was recently digitized by the Dartmouth Digital Library Program (DLP). The DLP promotes innovative research and teaching through the strategic digitization of Library collections and the open access publication of digital scholarship. Many of these prints from this volume can be viewed individually in museums around the country, and it is rare to find a complete volume today. Dartmouth’s print volume is, in fact, missing two prints, which have been generously provided for the online collection by the Smith College Museum of Art.

This exhibit is part of Collections Showcase, a series of occasional exhibits that highlight Dartmouth College Library’s collections. To suggest future exhibit topics contact Laura Barrett, Director of Library Education & Outreach. Text by Laura Graveline, Monica Erives, and Laura Barrett. Exhibit design by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach.

Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: August 21 - November 23, 2018