Entries Tagged as 'Exhibitions'

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Exhibition catalogs digitized

We’re pleased to share the news that we’ve digitized a few of our favorite exhibition catalogs from the past, focused on our collection of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. We hope those interested in the field will find them a valuable resource. Late Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, 1350-1525, in the Houghton Library (1983) The Bible […]

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Proto-Maus

This post is part of an ongoing series complementing the upcoming exhibition Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library on display in the Edison and Newman Room from September 5 – December 16, 2017. Art Spiegelman is best known for Maus, his graphic novel based on interviews with his father, a […]

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

A Real Old Devil

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. Refashioning, revising, re-reading, restoring: the adaptation of musical works was a perennial source of fascination for Harvard University music professor John Milton Ward. […]

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Interpreting History Through Art: The Kelmscott Chaucer, William Morris

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. The iconic Kelmscott Chaucer—this copy being one of only three printed on vellum and bound in full pigskin—is the crowning achievement of William […]

Monday, August 7th, 2017

A Curious Manuscript

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. Melesinda Munbee’s Miscellany found its way into my hands one day  in 2002 when I was browsing our stacks, looking for manuscripts to […]

Monday, July 31st, 2017

All power to the people! Black Panther Party

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select, on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. In September of 1966, Hunters Point, a predominately black neighborhood in San Francisco, erupted after the murder of sixteen-year-old Matthew Johnson by […]

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Hemingway’s Writing Makes a Different Sort of Mark

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select, on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. I’ve consistently been fascinated by traces left behind by producers, owners, and readers of books in the Houghton Library collections. Most famously […]

Monday, July 17th, 2017

The Goddesses Among Us

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select, on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. At the time of his death, Professor John M. Ward (the donor of our Ward Collection) was writing a book on […]

Monday, July 10th, 2017

From Fan Mail to Farsi: How Fan Support Made A Book Relevant

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. Fan mail is not usually considered worthy of exhibition. In the Gore Vidal Papers, the letters of celebrities live amongst those of literary […]

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

The Road to Revolution

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. I have handled thousands of magnificent objects over my thirty-plus years as a rare book cataloger, but nothing comes close to finding this […]