Several new exhibitions are now on display in John M. Olin Library. Below is an overview. The exhibits are free and open to all. We hope to see you in the galleries!
Elevation: The Architecture of Phil Durham: Elevation celebrates WashU alumnus and architect Phil Durham, who died in 2018. It features materials from the Washington University Libraries’ recently acquired Phil Durham Collection. Durham’s contributions to local architecture and design are considerable. The exhibit consists of architectural models, drawings, books, and photographs. It will be on display in the Thomas Gallery on Level 1 of Olin Library through July 6, 2020.
Liberty and Justice for All: ACLU of Missouri, 1920-2020: This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Missouri and coincides with national ACLU centennial exhibitions and programs. The ACLU-MO archives are a part of the Washington University Libraries’ permanent collections. The exhibition will be on view in the Thomas Gallery on Level 1 of Olin Library through July 5, 2020.
Worlds of Imagination: Focusing on themes of youth and playfulness, Worlds of Imagination showcases board games, books, and other memorabilia drawn from the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, including items from the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, Rare Books, and Numismatics. It will be on view in the Newman Tower on Level 1 of Olin Library through July 6, 2020.
It’s Complicated: Documents of Love: Items related to love drawn from the Department of Special Collections are presented in this exhibit, which features a number of romance-inspired categories, including love letters, poetry, courtship, and heartbreak. Romantic comics, dance cards, ephemera from local dances, and WashU events are included. The exhibit will be on display in the Ginkgo Room on Level 1 of Olin Library through July 6, 2020
The Life and Legacy of a Himalayan Buddhist Master: Pema Döndrub (1668-1744): This exhibit documents research conducted by anthropology professor Geoff Childs at an ethnically Tibetan archive in Nepal. Childs has been conducting research there since the 1990s. The exhibit traces the legacy of a Buddhist lama from Nubri. It will be on view in the Kagan Grand Staircase on Level 1 of Olin Library through April 27, 2020.
Kid Collector: Artifacts from Growing Up in the ‘90s: Located in Risa’s Landing, on Level 2 of Olin Library’s Newman Tower, the Collect-O-Rama table is a special exhibit space for unique personal collections. Kid Collector: Artifacts from Growing Up in the ‘90s highlights the collection of Associate University Librarian Nadia Ghasedi, who amassed a wonderful assortment of toys, games, and cultural artifacts throughout the 1990s. The items will be on display through June 20, 2020.