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Current Exhibits

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

Upcoming Exhibits

There are no upcoming exhibit announcements at this time. New exhibits are added throughout the year, so please check back.

Past Exhibits

RRotch Library Exhibit

Intersections

This exhibit features poster designs from Sonny Oram’s work in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. (June 2016 to present.) Oram’s posters present an eclectic graphic identity that reflects the broad scope of DUSP’s work....

Ended September 15, 2018
RRotch Library Exhibit

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Ended June 10, 2018
RRotch Library Exhibit

Translating Destruction: Contemporary Art & War in the Middle East

This installation is by Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj. It is displayed in conjunction with a symposium sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT titled Translating Destruction: Contemporary Art & War in the...

Ended April 30, 2018
RRotch Library Exhibit

Author Function

Author Function presents books, chapbooks, broadsides, and other printed matter from the collection of Professor Nick Montfort, SM ’98.

Ended March 21, 2018
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
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