Fall 2021 Exhibitions Open in John M. Olin Library
A number of new exhibitions are on view this fall in John M. Olin Library, featuring a wide range of materials and themes. These include:
Legendary: Horses and Classical Chinese Literature
August 1, 2021, to December 17, 2021, Thomas Gallery
This exhibition is inspired by Chinese culture and literature, highlighting essential works from the East Asian Library’s collection.
Moving Magic: Movable Books in the Rare Books Collections
August 9, 2021, to June 3, 2022, Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration
This exhibition highlights different examples of moveable and pop-up books in the libraries’ collections and illustrates the history of the moveable book.
Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place
August 20, 2021, to March 11, 2022, Kagan Grand Stair
The history of Washington Park Cemetery, the once largest African American cemetery in the St Louis region, reveals a pattern of practices representing larger, systemic issues of race, politics, and power. The project Higher Ground seeks to honor and make visible the lives of people and the land that has seen both racial injustice and the power of ancestral resiliency.
A Day in the Life
August 23, 2021, to March 15, 2022, Miniature Books Case
The portability of miniature books makes them perfect for carrying and using throughout daily life. A large portion of the Julian and Hope Edison Collection of Miniature Books consists of genres of books meant for everyday use, such as almanacs, calendars, and diaries.
Joy Williams: Honored Guest
September 7, 2021, to January 31, 2022, Ginkgo Reading Room
Williams is one of this country’s most esteemed living writers, especially in the short story genre. She also represents the first female fiction writer to house her papers at the university. The publication of Harrow, her first novel in 21 years, in September 2021 presents the perfect time to recognize Joy Williams as our honored guest.
Transnational Framings: German Visual Culture in the Age of Nationalism, 1848-1919
August 20, 2021, to March 11, 2022, Julian Edison Department of Special Collections Reading Room
On the occasion of Transnational Framings: The German Literary Field in the Age of Nationalism, 1848-1919, the 25th Biennial St. Louis Symposium on German Literature and Culture, the University Libraries presents a selection of 19th and early 20th century German, Austrian, and German-American periodicals, prints, and illustrated books from our Special Collections.
Kid Collector: Artifacts from Growing up in the ’90s
January 13, 2020, to December 31, 2021, Collect O’Rama Table in Risa’s Landing
The Collect O’Rama table is a space for individuals to share unique personal collections. Kid Collector: Artifacts from Growing Up in the ‘90s highlights Associate University Librarian Nadia Ghasedi’s colorful toys, games, and cultural artifacts from the 1990s.