Exhibits

The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement

New Exhibit: The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement

By Alison Carrick on August 16, 2017

The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement, August-December 2017 Washington University Libraries Special Collections presents a new exhibit, “The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement,” curated by practicum student Natalie Whitaker and on d...

Exhibit: “3D Character Mash-Ups” Illustration Concepts & Media

By Jennifer Akins on March 27, 2017

3D Character Mash-Ups, from Associate Professor John Hendrix’s Spring 2017 Illustration Concepts & Media course, are now on display in two of our hall exhibit cases through April 9, 2017. In this project, students chose a character and world to mash up.  

Washington Park Cemetery Exhibit Opens March 3

By Julie Hale on February 28, 2017

The opening for “Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place” is Friday, March 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Boulevard. This multimedia exhibition, conceived by photographer Jennifer Colten, includes 50 large-scale, color landscape photog...

Segregation by Design Exhibition

By Alison Carrick on December 8, 2016

The Segregation by Design exhibition continues in Special Collections with a complementary exhibition of student work from the course Segregation by Design starting on December 8, 2016, through January 3, 2017. As part of the curriculum development process for the course Segregation by Design, a ...

Pike Exhibit – Strategies: Working on Site, Spring 2016 Projects

By Jennifer Akins on September 26, 2016

Professor Jeff Pike’s Strategies: Working on Site, Spring 2016 Projects will be on view in our interior case through October 21, 2016. While studying abroad in Florence, Italy, students designed and created these printed, bound books which are an analysis of a place, event or an activity. P...

Women in Art & Architecture

Women in Art & Architecture Exhibit

By Jennifer Akins on March 23, 2016

Women in Art & Architecture, is now on display in the Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library interior case through April 2016. This exhibit by MFA student, Brittany Jasin, features resources in our collection on women artists, architects and art critics.

Jazz Age Illustration

By Andrea Degener on January 20, 2016

A Modern Graphic History Library exhibit has been installed in the Ginkgo Room at Olin Library featuring illustrations from the Jazz Age. The reproductions on display feature illustrators John Held Jr., Henry Raleigh, Nell Brinkley, Georges Lepape, Władysław Teodor “W.T.” Benda and others. The il...

Jazz Age Illustration Exhibit

By Andrea Degener on January 20, 2016

A new exhibit has been installed in the Ginkgo Room at Olin Library featuring illustrations from the Jazz Age. The reproductions on display feature illustrators John Held Jr., Henry Raleigh, Nell Brinkley, Georges Lepape, and Władysław Teodor “W.T.” Benda and others. The illustrations...

Irma Boom: the Book as Voyage

By Jennifer Akins on January 12, 2016

Irma Boom: the Book as Voyage, a selection of Irma Boom designed books in our collection by MFA student worker, Brittany Jasin, will be in our interior case through Feb. 19, 2016. “Since opening her own printing studio in 1991, Dutch Designer Irma Boom has created over 200 books. Each book ...

Go Back to School with Two New Exhibits from MGHL

By MGHL Staff on August 21, 2013

It’s time to head back to school.  Let Modern Graphic History Library help you focus your attention back again on school life and school work with two new exhibits. Illustration by Jessie Wilcox Smith for Good Housekeeping, September 1924. At MGHL’s space at West Campus, there is an e...