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Other Current Exhibitions

Celebrating Emerson
through June 7
Stendahl Lobby
Andover–Harvard Theological Library

Manuscripts, publications, photographs, and memorabilia from the collections of the Harvard Divinity School illustrating Emerson's life, circle, past commemorations, and his Divinity School address.

Collections and Collection—Building in Lamont Library
Lamont Library, Levels One and Five

Detailing the work involved in maintaining library books in circulating condition, this exhibition includes information on the history of paper, guidelines for book handling, and photographs of a variety of book repairs.

In Her Own Hand: Operas Composed by Women, 1625-1939
through December 1
Richard French Gallery, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

Drawing on the collection of the Loeb Music Library, "In Her Own Hand" highlights the contributions by women composers to opera. It traces the development of opera as it traveled from the Italian courts to Versailles in the 17th century, then to the courts of the Holy Roman Empire and the German Princely States in the 18th century, and finally to the public opera houses of post-Revolutionary Paris and beyond.

John Read Exhibition
through May 29
Amy Lowell Room, Houghton Library

A selection from the papers and artifacts of John Read AB 1862, Civil War Union naval officer, prisoner of war, Massachusetts State Senator and Representative, and partner in the family firm, William Read & Sons.

The Mercator Globes
Harvard Map Collection
Pusey Library

Exhibition includes Gerard Mercator's terrestrial (1541) and celestial (1551) globes, which reflected new discoveries in world geography and cosmography as well as new techniques in charting, printing, and globe making. Only 22 matched pairs survive, Harvard's being the only matched pair of Mercator globes in America.

Minerals and Human Welfare
through May
Science Center, Cabot Library

Beautiful crystals and colorful minerals with industrial/technological applications.

Photography by the N+1 Group
through May 30
Hilles Library

Selected works of individual members of Radcliffe alumnae's N+1 Group.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Bicentennial Exhibition
through June 7
Sheldon Rooms and Copeland Gallery, Pusey Library

Drawing upon the incomparable Emerson holdings of the Houghton Library, this exhibition traces Emerson's life from his early years as a Harvard student to his later years as "The Sage of Concord," during which he inspired a generation that included Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott.

The Raven and the Loon:
Inuit Prints and Sculptures from the Chauncey C. Nash Collection

Tozzer Library

Rotating exhibition of contemporary Inuit art from the Peabody Museum.

These Shoes Were Made For...Walking?
through February 2004
Tozzer Library

Selected shoes, sandals, and boots from the Peabody Museum's extensive ethnographic collections—from the original sensible shoe to the heights, and lengths, of fashion—a fun look at footwear across cultures.

T. R. in Cartoon:
The Art of Joseph Keppler

through June
Theodore Roosevelt Gallery, Pusey Library

Selling Shahn:
Ben Shahn & Commercial Art from the Stephen Lee Taller Ben Shahn Archive

through May
Reading Room, Fine Arts Library

Posters, greeting cards, advertisements, and related ephemera from the collection.

Warren Anatomical Museum Re-opening Exhibition
Warren Anatomical Museum Exhibition Gallery, Fifth Floor
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

For exhibition information throughout the year, visit the University Library's online events and exhibitions calendar at

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