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MIT Libraries Exhibits

The MIT Libraries hosts a variety of exhibitions and displays throughout the year at our exhibits spaces, the Maihaugen Gallery and the Rotch Library exhibits spaces. Exhibits include historical documents, photographs, rare books, maps, artwork and artifacts from Libraries’ collections and the Institute Archives, as well as artwork from the community. Themes cover many disciplines including history, science, music, art & architecture, culture and current events.


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RRotch Library Exhibit

Book Marks

Artist & Curator: Thomas Gearty Location: Main Gallery & Reading Room In old books, time and pressure cause ink from engraved portraits to seep into the surrounding pages and imprint a copy of the original...

January 16, 2017 - April 2, 2017
MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

China Comes to Tech: 1877-1931

In 1877, the first student from China matriculated at MIT. By 1910, China was sending more students to MIT than any other foreign country. From these beginnings, the Institute became one of the most popular...

February 10, 2017 - November 30, 2017
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