Current and upcoming exhibitions and events sponsored by the Rare Book Collection

MAY 22–AUGUST 29, 2017

Memory, Reason, Imagination: 400 Years of French Printing

Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room, Wilson Library

This exhibition presents a survey of the Rare Book Collection’s French imprints from the first printer at the Sorbonne in the 1570s to the avant-garde productions of France’s modernist poets, with an emphasis on intellectual history.

JANUARY 21, 2017–MAY 14, 2017

World on Fire in Flames of Blood: Narratives of the Russian Revolution

Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room, Wilson Library

One hundred years after 1917, the Russian Revolution continues to puzzle, inspire, and horrify. Drawing chiefly from the Savine Collection, the exhibit will examine the complexity of events through the prism of various narratives, from official propaganda and eyewitness accounts, to historical analyses and literary representations.

MARCH 22, 2017

Rare Book Collection Recent Acquisitions Evening

Fearrington Reading Room, Wilson Library
5:00–7:00 p.m.

A not-under-glass display of additions to the Rare Book Collection from the past two years, including the Library’s eight-millionth volume, presented by the Hanes Family Foundation.