Rotch Library Exhibit Archives: 1999-2009

2009

A little girl in shorts sitting in a beige, grafitti-covered 0-shaped structure.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, ambiguous, and fluid. At best, this effect can be grasped only through examples and snapshots that provide momentary understanding. The exhibition is an attempt is to provide a lens into contemporary Kosovo through the individuals the artist met and the stories they were willing to share with her. The collection of many small stories culminated in two larger ones, the lives of Medina, an 11-year old girl growing up in a suburb of Prishtina, and Sabahet, a student at Prishtina University. This volume chronicles their daily life, with the remnants and ripples of past conflict still visible and affecting them today.

Tomes & Domes: Islamic Architecture

Domes against a blue sky

Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Complex, Istanbul, Turkey

Collections at Rotch
October 15 – November 25, 2009

An exhibit highlighting items from Rotch Library’s extensive collection of materials related to architecture and planning in the Islamic world. The exhibit showcases items used in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) and includes photographs taken by MIT students supported by the AKPIA Travel Grant.

Funded (in part) by Robert M. Randolph, Chaplain to the Institute, Office of Religious Life, and the Council for the Arts at MIT.

 

Posters attached to posts in Rotch reading room

View of reading room installation

MIT Department of Architecture Faculty Exhibition
March 7 – May 21, 2009
In conjunction with the visit of the National Architectural Accrediting Board, this exhibit featured faculty profiles, publications, and models displayed throughout the reading room and gallery in Rotch Library.
Curator: Lisa Pauli

2008

  • Riverscapes
    Al-Bishriyya water-wheels, Hama, Syria

    Al-Bishriyya water-wheels, Hama, Syria

    Adriana de Miranda
    November 25 – December 16, 2008
    An exhibition of photographs taken during the course of the artist’s doctoral research on the water-wheels of the Near and Far East, primarily in Syria and China. For more information, see her book, Water Architecture in the Lands of Syria.

  • Disintegration (Paintings)
    Roberto Marrone
    November 14 – November 25, 2008
  • Return To Ooze
    A.J. Liberto
    October 3 – October 24, 2008
  • Urban Studies/Random Views: recent paintings
    Carol Schweigert
    May 6, 2008 – July 18, 2008
  • IAP Rotch Library Film Series
    Ann Whiteside, Jolene deVerges, Jennifer Friedman, Heather McCann
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: January 7, 2008 – February 1, 2008
  • Lanai: Living in the LandscapeFields seen fpom above through a window
    Stephanie Hsu
    December 10 – January 13, 2008

2007

  • Place, Sense, Time: The Summer 2007 Veneto Experience
    Najiyah Edun, Shun Kanda, and Mio Uchida
    October 22, 2007 – November 16, 2007
  • The View from the Hotel Window, 1993-2000
    Sam Bass Warner
    September 12, 2007 – October 11, 2007
  • Treading on History: Photographs of Contemporary Italy
    Mary Pat McNally
    June 1, 2007 – June 30, 2007
  • Souvenir de Caire
    Mohammed Elshahed
    May 21, 2007 – May 31, 2007
  • Recent Prints
    Amy Stout
    February 1, 2007 – February 28, 2007

2006

  • Photographing Lebanon: A Work in Progress
    James Long
    November 1, 2006 – November 30, 2006
  • The Gasket Project
    Charles Mathis
    October 1, 2006 – October 31, 2006
  • Mapping with Geographic Information Systems
    Lisa Sweeney
    September 1, 2006 -September 30, 2006
  • The Katrina Disaster: One Year Later
    Jina Kim and Louis Basel
    July 31, 2006 – August 31, 2006
  • Wood Carvings
    Parker W. Hirtle
    June 7 – June 30, 2006
  • Up On the Roof: Photographs
    Judith M. Daniels
    May 1 – May 30, 2006
  • Past Through Different Lenses: Photography in Eastern Europe
    Nilin & Nilina
    April 6 – April 30, 2006
  • Sacred Spaces: Photographs
    Ifeoma Ebo
    March 10 – March 31, 2006
  • The Umbrella Collection
    Leonardo Shieh
    January 13 – January 31, 2006

2005

  • Snaps: Journey to South India
    Photographs by Wanda W. Lau
    December 1 – December 30, 2005
  • Carvings and Sculptures by Paul Angiolillo
    November 1 – December 30, 2005
  • The Veneto Experience 2005
    November 14 – November 30, 2005
  • Four Tables: projects by Lira Nikolovska
    October 3 – October 30, 2005
  • The Beauty Within the Beauty of MIT: The Photography of Sulaiman Al-Awadi
    September 1 – September 30, 2005
  • Photographs by Andrew Shea
    June 1 – June 30, 2005
  • Five Drawings by Susannah Webster
    May 1 – May 31, 2005
  • The Social Life of Bills: A Photo Essay by Betsy Campbell
    May 1 – May 31, 2005
  • Corn Fields and Color Fields: An Exploration into the Canvas of the Midwest Landscape: Paintings by Cecilia Ramos
    April 1 – April 30, 2005
  • Gaijin: Photographs by Bahadir and Melissa Kavlaki
    February 1 – February 28, 2005
  • Artists Behind the Desk.
    January 3 – January 31, 2005

2004

  • Works on Paper (And Associated Studies) from the Architectural Design Workshop
    Prof. Mark Jarzombek: 4-184 Spring 2004
    December 1 – December 31, 2004
  • The Veneto Experience 2004
    Michelle Ha and Haruka Horiuchi
    November 4 – November 30, 2004
  • The (Fading) Poetry of Old Lebanese Houses: Photographs
    Joseph Saleh
    October 1 – October 31, 2004
  • SinOxposure: Photographs
    Anubhav Gupta
    September 1 – September 30, 2004
  • ENTRE NOUS: SELF-PORTRAITS: An Exhibition of Photographs
    John Melczer
    August 13 – September 3, 2004
  • Let A Hundred Starbucks Blossom
    Coryn Kempster
    May 15 – June 30, 2004
  • Green Maps
    Jerrad Pierce
    May 15 – June 30, 2004
  • Stories My Grandma Told Me
    Neeti Gupta
    May 1 – May 25, 2004
  • Shanghai Scrolls
    Moneta Ho
    May 1 – May 25, 2004
  • 2004 ULI Gerald D Hines Urban Design Competition: MIT Finalist Team
    Sarah Roszler, Emily Greeves, Sean Sacks, Justin Crane
    April 1 – April 30, 2004
  • Building with Books
    February 2 – February 29, 2004
  • Recent Works
    J. Stewart Roberts and Associates, Inc. – Architects

    January 5 – January 31, 2004

    http://www.jsrob.com

  • Somnambulations: A Multimedia Exploration of Dreams and Desire
    Napier Fuller
    September 2nd – September 30, 2004

2003

  • One Studio: Three Visions
    Tudor Street Printmakers

    Myrna Balk, Kathy Halamka and Aaron Seidman
    June 27 – August 15, 2003
  • Architecture Lensview
    Photographs by Anubhav Gupta

    May 30th – July 3, 2003
  • ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition
    DUSP Team Entry (Finalist)

    Faculty Advisor: John de Monchaux
    Team Members: Anthony Guaraldo, Michael Marrella, Rob Morgan, Carolina Simon, Susanne Seitinger
    May 16-22, 2003
  • Supernova: Zero to Eight Years Old in a Flash
    An Exhibition of Photographs by John Melczer

    April – May, 2003
  • Department of Architecture: Works by Faculty
    Recent Work in Architecture and Research

    March 8 – April 3, 2003
  • Pen and Ink Sketches of Transplanted Indian Communities in Britain and Ireland
    Travel Sketches by Gaurav Srivastava
    February 7 – March 2, 2003
  • Two Journeys into Abstraction
    Paintings and Drawing by Shireen Agah and Sally Lee
    January 10 – February 6, 2003
  • Form and Element
    New Works on Paper by Jacquelyn Martino
    November 25, 2002 – January 3, 2003
    Funded in part by the Council for the Arts at M.I.T

2002

  • Artists Behind the Desk: Artists by Night, Administrators by Day
    October 1 – November 11, 2002
  • The Reading Game
    Installation by Napier Fuller
    August 30 – September 30, 2002
  • Photographs by David Foxe
    August 1 – August 29, 2002
  • Half Way to Hell
    Photographs by Julianne Zimmerman
    June 10 – July 8, 2002
  • Architecture@MIT: Spring Exhibit of Student Work
    A Selection of Undergraduate and Graduate Design Work from the Fall 2001 Semester
    March 10 – April 15, 2002
  • Process, Scale, Invisibility
    Photographs of the Big Dig by Zach Kramer
    February 1 – February 28, 2002

2001

  • Greater Boston: Adapting Regional Traditions to the Present
    Sam Bass Warner, Jr.
    Lecture: November 1, 2001
    Exhibit: November 1-30, 2001

1999

  • Unbuilt Visions: A Look at the Poetic and the Fantastic in Architectural Design
  • The Coincidence of Opposing Extremities
    Mathematico-Architectural Planning Principles of the Central European Baroque Church
  • Lloyd Rodwin 1919-1999
    Celebrating a Lifetime of Achievement in Planning, Practice, Education, and Research
  • Wind Catchers of Southwest Asia
    A Display of Photographs from the Aga Khan Collection