Given to Remember: The Holocene Extinction in Print

February 28, 2022

“Given to Remember: The Holocene Extinction in Print” a Special Collections exhibition curated by Carly Sentieri.  

This beautiful exhibit features materials from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, including UW-Madison’s Special Collections, the Kohler Art Library, Memorial Library, the Leith Library of Geology and Geophysics, and Steenbock Library of  Agricultural & Life Sciences, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine. Highlights include a variety of printed works by geologists, zoologists, and other naturalists; a display of fine press and artist’s books that engage with concepts such as biodiversity and environmental degradation; and a selection of artistic and literary treatments of extinction and extinct species of animals and plants.

Programming for the new exhibit will take place during the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) conference that will be happening in Madison this spring. Along with this, the curators from both the current “Seeing Audubon: Robert Havell, Jr. and The Birds of America,” Special Collection exhibit and the “Given to Remember,” exhibit will be hosting conference attendees for a “look-and-learn” session that will include a gallery talk. 

In addition to this Special Collections will also be hosting some tours for the Midwest Archives Conference later this spring, including gallery talks. 

Members of the community are encouraged to attend the current exhibit curated by UW-Madison Professor Emily Arthur, “Seeing Audubon: Robert Havell, Jr. and The Birds of America.”