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Making a Book into a Video

With the new school year beginning, we are excited to roll out our Fall 2015 exhibit: The Creative Codex: Books as Art in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections! Curated by Preservation Librarian Ashley Jones and Curator of Special Collections Carly Sentiri, it is a visually enthralling exhibit focusing on the physical book itself as a work of art. However, displaying these materials which focus not on printed content but on the objects themselves raises a unique challenge in how to display artist’s books behind glass. … Continue reading

From the Stacks: Alexandre Benois

Recently I shifted the framed art in the André and Catherine de Saint-Rat collection, which drew my attention to how little this collection is known and used. In class presentations and private viewings I most often pull books and portfolios, rarely adding one or two framed pieces. … Continue reading

Special Collections First Curator

As the department began to pull together materials for our exhibit for Alumni Weekend, Miami and Oxford in the 1960s, I looked through some old files for images of Alumni Library. I found some wonderful photographs that were taken in the summer of 1964, including a picture that has special meaning to me … Continue reading


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A reception for our fall exhibit The Creative Codex will be held Thursday October 22, 4-6 PM, in King 320. Local artist Diane Stemper, whose works are featured in the exhibit, will speak at the reception.

Our fall exhibit The Creative Codex is now on display in King 321!

Our summer exhibit Miami and Oxford in the 1960s is now available online!