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March 7, 2013

Gallery Talk for “Parts & Wholes” Exhibit in Special Collections

Judith Kaplan, Ph.D., History of Science, and guest co-curator for the exhibit “Parts and Wholes,” will offer a gallery talk in Special Collections (976 Memorial Library) this Friday.  Her talk will address the process of selecting books, periodicals, and museum specimens from Special Collections, Silver Buckle Press, the Ebling Library Historical Collections, the Zoological Museum, [...]

February 18, 2013

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab presents Fallout: The Making of a “Radioactive” Exhibit

Micaela Sullivan Fowler is famous on campus for creating exhibits at Ebling Library that enhance the experience of reading UW’s Go Big Read titles each year.  The first, titled “It’s Good for You,” was created in conjunction with Michael Pollen’s In Defense of Food, and the second, “Informing Consent: Unwitting Subjects in Medicine’s Pursuit of [...]

February 11, 2013

Bird Sightings in Artists’ Books at the Kohler Art Library

The Kohler Art Library regularly exhibits materials from its collections, such as artist books and illuminated manuscript facsimiles.  This semester, the librarians have pulled together a wonderful new exhibit that focuses on artist renderings of birds from the Kohler’s extensive Artists’ Books Collection. More details on the exhibit from the Kohler Library’s website: Current Exhibit: [...]

February 4, 2013

Join the Friends for an Exhibit Tour & Go Big Read Discussion at Ebling Library

UW’s Go Big Read choice for 2012-2013 is the remarkable Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. One of Ebling Library’s most popular exhibits has been “Fallout: The Mixed Blessing of Radiation and the Public Health,” which was imagined in response to Radioactive. The Friends of the University [...]

January 2, 2013

“Parts and Wholes” exhibit in Special Collections

“Parts and Wholes” is the current exhibit on display in Special Collections. The exhibit runs until March 2013. From the Special Collections website: What is a part? What is a whole? How are issues of hierarchy, time, and relationship conveyed or at issue in print? This exhibit — presented in conjunction with the workshop, “What [...]

November 29, 2012

Silver Buckle Press exhibit: “End of Times”

Text provided by Tracy Honn, Silver Buckle Press Silver Buckle Press has a timely exhibit up in the hall cases on the second floor of Memorial Library. Titled “End of Times: 2012 Broadside Exchange,” the exhibit is a display of themed letterpress prints about the predicted 2012 apocalypse. The invitational portfolio was organized by artist [...]

November 2, 2012

Haunted Folklore & Tales of the Supernatural

A beautiful exhibit of large-scale images haunts the lobby of Memorial Library until November 9. “Haunted Folklore and Tales of the Supernatural,” curated by social science librarian Tom Durkin, displays striking visuals that accompany academic texts in the Libraries’ substantial collection of folklore and ghost story literature. Do the images here pique your interest? Tom [...]

November 2, 2012

“Fallout” exhibition relates a complex narrative

“Fallout: the Mixed Blessing of Radiation and the Public Health” is the exhibition that opened on November 1 at Ebling Library for the Health Sciences. Researched and assembled by Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, “Fallout” includes artifacts, journals, books, and other ephemera from Ebling Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections and materials from other campus libraries and UW’s [...]

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from the Libraries!

There’s a lot of Halloween happenings around the UW-Madison Libraries this week!  Memorial Library “Haunted Folklore and Tales of the Supernatural” Exhibit You can’t miss the large-as-life exhibit that is up on the first floor of Memorial Library, in the book checkout desk area. Snap a photo next to one of the beautiful historic images [...]

October 17, 2012

Exhibit in Memorial Library showcases the Curies

Spotted in the lobby of Memorial Library: an exhibit of historic publications related to public perceptions and examinations of Pierre and Marie Curie and their work, from the holdings of the Department of Special Collections. The Curies are the subject of the Go Big Read title for 2012, Radioactive by Lauren Redniss.

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