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Current Exhibits

RRotch Library Exhibit

D-Minor Student Work

April 5, 2017 - June 9, 2017

Upcoming Exhibits

RRotch Library Exhibit


In Lowell, Massachusetts, the old brick buildings often loom large in the background. Hidden behind the Lowell National Historical Park, a former generator room and machine shop has sat shuttered for three decades. Its machines...

Opens June 14, 2017

Past Exhibits

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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...

Ended April 2, 2017
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Retrospective: 15 Years of AKPIA Posters

Curated by Dr. Sharon C. Smith Location: Reading room walls & columns Joint reception with “Tangier”: November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm Description coming soon

Ended December 15, 2016
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International Tangier

Curated by Dr. Michael A. Toler Location: Main gallery Joint reception with “Retrospective”: November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm An exhibition of prints from the glass negatives collection of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan...

Ended December 15, 2016
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Location: Main gallery Opening reception: September 9, 2016 Curated by Dr. Sharon C. Smith A studio photographer by trade, Mike Walker approaches subjects with the intention of drawing something out that one might not see...

Ended October 9, 2016
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Yards of Faith

“Living on the Somerville/Medford line, I have been fascinated by the statues of the Virgin Mary, Jesus, and various saints that often decorate the yards in the neighborhood. In an era where one’s religious conviction...

Ended May 31, 2016
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Once More, With Feelies

When talking about digital games, we often forget the materials that surround them – and the fact that playing those games always happens by means of interacting with physical objects. This exhibition is to remind...

Ended May 29, 2016
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Grasping Necessity: A Rodeo Portrait

Location: Rotch Main Gallery + Reading Room Columns “For these rodeo photographs, I concentrate on moments of strength, of spirit, of tenacity, wild. Most important to me are emotions that arise from interconnected relationships —...

Ended April 1, 2016
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Window Shopping: Learning from Kigali, Rwanda

This photography series highlights the advertising methods used for retail shops without large display windows in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. In the context of Rwanda’s “Vision 2020” of becoming a knowledge-based middle income...

Ended February 28, 2016
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DRESSES is a series that turns “digital collages into objects that can be seen, worn, and felt instead of living on a computer screen.” Special thanks to Derek Palmer Photography and Nadya Peek. Location: Reading...

Ended January 26, 2016
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Lê Lam

For nearly ten years (1966-1975) Hanoi artist Lê Lam risked his life and lived in South Vietnam recording, in paint, the war which raged all around him. This exhibition contains more than twenty of the...

Ended January 25, 2016
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Rotch Library Exhibit Archives: 2010-2013

Photographs of Boston by Richard Yee November 22 – December 20, 2013 Richard Yee is an award-winning local photographer who has had several one-man exhibitions and whose work has been published in “China: Fifty Years...

Ended December 20, 2013
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Rotch Library Exhibit Archives: 1999-2010

An Uncertain Moment Laura Rushfeldt December 1, 2009 – January 29, 2010 This exhibition provides a photo chronicle of contemporary life in Kosovo. Kosovo’s political condition and its effect on the Kosovar people is complex,...

Ended January 25, 2010