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MIT Libraries Exhibits

A window into MIT’s remarkable special collections and archives

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 Exhibits include historical documents, photographs, rare books, maps, artwork and artifacts from Libraries’ Distinctive Collections, as well as artwork from the community.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

Envisioning Hayden Library

With a renovation of Charles Hayden Memorial Library, the MIT Libraries aim to create physical spaces that reflect the library of the future.

This exhibit brings together items from Hayden’s past — archival materials relating to its planning and dedication — with the vision for its future in a celebration of the library’s enduring role fueling research and learning at MIT.

December 16, 2019 - September 4, 2020
RRotch Library Exhibit

The Art of Memory

What does it mean to remember? Sited in four Italian towns that have been indelibly changed by natural disasters, this exhibition explores the notion of architectural memory. Across Pompeii, Catania, Poggioreale, and Gibellina, each town...

January 27, 2020 - March 31, 2020
RRotch Library Exhibit

Reflections from beyond the desk

Despite being known mostly for its strength in science and technology, MIT is home to many skilled artists who pursue their work inside and outside the Institute.

These works present a variety of thoughtful images reflecting their lives at home, in our community, and traveling.

January 24, 2020 - February 28, 2020
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