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MIT Libraries Exhibits

A window into MIT’s remarkable collections and community

MIT Libraries Exhibits

The MIT Libraries hosts a variety of exhibitions and displays throughout the year at the Maihaugen Gallery, and other exhibit spaces in Lewis Music Library and Rotch Library.

Exhibits include historical documents, photographs, rare books, maps, artwork and artifacts from Libraries’ Distinctive Collections, as well as artwork from the community.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

Sisters in Making

Sisters in Making works to explore and reveal the multi-level efforts of women surrounding the invention and implementation of Core Rope Memory and Magnetic Core Memory in the Apollo Guidance Computer that put man on the moon in 1969.

December 20, 2023 - April 8, 2024
MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

Under the Lens

Under the Lens examines the work of women scientists in biology and chemistry at MIT beginning with Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first woman student, through the present day, when many women scientists hold leadership positions at the Institute.

February 20, 2024 - June 21, 2024
RRotch Library Exhibit

Balconies Balconies Balconies

Inspired by the social and spatial nuances inherent in balconies, HONMI have studied eight different types of balconies around the world and is bringing these distinct qualities back in the MIT campus.

February 16, 2024 - March 29, 2024
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