Category Archives: exhibits

Detail of synagogue.
April 17th, 2018

In the current exhibit in Special Collections, Preserving the Word: World Religions in our Libraries, our colleagues Thomas Durkin, Todd Michelson-Ambelang, and Lisa Wettleson have highlighted many examples from the holdings of […]

March 12th, 2018

Today’s Google Doodle honors Sir William Henry Perkin’s 180th birthday and the organic dye mauveine for which he is best known. We counter with a volume on natural and synthetic […]

Chazen Museum exhibition preparation
February 12th, 2018

Images from our holdings of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin figure in the exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art curated by students in Prof. Ann Smart Martin’s introduction to […]

December 13th, 2017

The presentation about the Library of Stains project on December 13 prompts us to look at different sorts of stains in Special Collections — notably, stains within our chemistry holdings. These […]

October 26th, 2017

We hope you will join us on Monday, October 30, at 3 PM in Special Collections for an informal gallery talk about our exhibit “Iceland.” On hand to talk about items on display […]

June 11th, 2017

Our current exhibit, “Natural History :: Natural Philosophy,” includes much about that quintessential topic of 18th-century natural philosophy, electricity. On display are numerous titles depicting electrical experiments, some for a […]

Jacob's ladder from James Sowerby, English botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants.
April 30th, 2017

Please join us as Martha Glowacki reprises her lecture about the Chazen Museum exhibition “Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections” and Robin Rider introduces  the complementary Special Collections exhibit […]

March 6th, 2017

We’re looking forward to the premiere this evening of Wisconsin Public Television’s Polka!, which includes an image of some lively dancing from our holdings: The image comes from Mrs. Perkin’s […]

March 2nd, 2017

Thanks for the shout-out in the Wisconsin State Journal from artist Martha Glowacki, whose exhibition “Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections” at the Chazen Museum of Art officially opens tomorrow, […]

eye through magnifying glass, from Margaret Bryan's Lectures on natural philosophy (1806).
February 11th, 2017

We invite you to take a closer look at our new exhibit Natural History :: Natural Philosophy, on display in Special Collections through early June. The exhibit, designed to complement […]