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 Exhibits include historical documents, photographs, rare books, maps, artwork and artifacts from Libraries’ collections and the Institute Archives, as well as artwork from the community.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

Come Fly Away: Images of Flight from the Vail Rare Book Collection

Featuring selections from the extensive Vail Rare Book Collection and Vail Collection of Aeronautical Prints, Broadsides and Clippings, Come Fly Away is a window into hundreds of years of human interest in flight. These collections,...

November 5, 2018 - March 1, 2019
RRotch Library Exhibit

Pantea Karimi’s Visual Thinking: Six Ways of Picturing Knowledge

The exhibit features six bodies of works that are inspired by a collection of 19th century books housed at MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections, as well as medieval books in the possession of libraries around the world.

There is a reception on Friday Sep 28 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the main gallery space at the Rotch.

September 28, 2018 - December 14, 2018
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