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Current Exhibits

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Past Exhibits

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.

Ended September 4, 2020
MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

Mens et Manus

MIT Libraries’ Distinctive Collections seeks not only to help hold history for all, but also to inspire the new. In Mens et Manus: Making the Book at MIT we showcase some of the ways in...

Ended December 6, 2019
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,...

Ended April 30, 2019
MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

China Comes to Tech: 1877-1931

In 1877, the first student from China matriculated at MIT. By 1910, China was sending more students to MIT than any other foreign country. From these beginnings, the Institute became one of the most popular...

Ended March 2, 2018
MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

The Great Stride: MIT Moves to Cambridge

MIT was one of the initial occupants of Boston’s Back Bay in the 1860s, but within 40 years there was little vacant acreage for the maturing Institute to acquire in the rapidly developing neighborhood. By...

Ended November 30, 2016
MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

Quadrupedia: The Animal Kingdom Considered

Humans interact with animals in many different ways. We see some as friends, others as mortal threats. Animals plow our land, pull our wagons, feed us and clothe us. They serve as mascots for sports...

Ended November 30, 2015
MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

Wired: A World Transformed by the Telegraph

Long before telephone or text, instantaneous messages travelled by telegraph. Explore the historic significance of this technological triumph of the 19th century through an exhibit featuring books, telegrams, photographs, and ephemera from the Libraries’ Peterson Telegraphy Collection....

Ended June 19, 2015
MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

Maihaugen Gallery Exhibits Archive: 2008-2014

This page lists the exhibits from 2008-2014 at the MIT Libraries’ Maihaugen Gallery. Thanks for the Memory: 50+ Years of Computing at MIT March 10th – July 2014 MIT has a long history of working...

Ended July 31, 2014