Category Archives: exhibits

Science Expeditions 2019 logo
April 5th, 2019

We’re delighted to be one of the “destinations for exploration” in this year’s UW-Madison Science Expeditions, the annual campus-wide open house that connects you to UW people and places. We […]

Leopold shack viewed from treehouse leo0484
March 19th, 2019

Please join us for ALDO LEOPOLD & THE MAKING OF A SAND COUNTY ALMANAC OPEN HOUSE & LECTURE SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019 SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, 976 MEMORIAL LIBRARY 2 PM Special viewing of […]

Title of Leopold's WHA talk, "Feeding winter birds on the farm"
January 22nd, 2019

We call your attention to the new exhibit in Special Collections — “Aldo Leopold: Life, Land, Legacy.” Most of the photographs on display depict warmer seasons of the year, though […]

July 6th, 2018

This year’s Madison Early Music Festival, with its theme “A Cabinet of Curiosities: Journey to Lübeck,” offers us the opportunity to showcase our many books of curiosities from the 16th-18th […]

Detail from cover of Psychedelic Review
July 1st, 2018

Our current exhibit, “The Sixties: Remembering Who Was T/here,” pays tribute to, among other, eleven influential novels of the era. Though the exhibit features their front covers, we were also […]

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 […]