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Exhibits include historical documents, photographs, rare books, maps, artwork and artifacts from Libraries’ Distinctive Collections, as well as artwork from the community.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


Now open (or opening soon)

RRotch Library Exhibit

NeuraFutures

In our project NeuraFutures we are touching upon implanting memories, reading your dreams while you sleep and communicating a thought between two different people throughout the continents.

November 28, 2022 - March 3, 2023
RRotch Library Exhibit

Ottoman Boston

Boston’s Little Syria (also known as Syriatown), thrived between the 1880s and 1950s in today’s Chinatown and South End, yet few Bostonians are familiar with it. Drawing from photographs, property maps, and memoirs of Syrian- and Lebanese-Americans, this exhibition narrates the history of a neighborhood which is nearly invisible today.

December 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023
MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

South Asia and the Institute

Researched by current MIT faculty, students, alumni, and staff, this historical exhibit tells the remarkable story of South Asia at MIT and MIT in South Asia to honor the determination and grit of multiple generations of South Asians at the Institute.

October 14, 2022 - October 13, 2023
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