January 28 - May, 2013
Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library.
Exhibition hours daily 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Open Wednesdays until 7.30pm during term time
Taking Her Place is an exhibition dedicated to showcasing the history of women’s education through the treasures of Bryn Mawr’s collections of rare books, manuscript material, photographs, textiles, oral histories and art and artifacts. This is the first exhibition created by The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education and is co-curated by Jennifer Redmond and Evan McGonagill.
The exhibition opens on January 28, 2013 with a talk by Professor Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Professor Emerita at Smith College and a member of our Advisory Board. Her talk will be on ‘Reading, Writing, Arithmetic … and Power: Education as Entry to the World”. This will take place in Carpenter Library B21 at 5.30pm and all are welcome to attend. A public reception at the Rare Book Room Gallery will follow.
There will be other events throughout the exhibition, including a talk by Professor Elaine Showalter, Bryn Mawr College class of ’62 and Avalon Foundation Professor Emerita, Princeton University, on Thursday April 18, 2013 at 5.30pm, also in Carpenter Library B21.
Taking Her Place illuminates the story of women’s access to the public world of employment and civic engagement through education, the key way in which women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries expanded their sphere beyond the confines of their homes. We trace the early origins of educational debates, feature the histories of famous alumnae, and show how Bryn Mawr grew into the diverse environment for women’s education that it is today. This is an interactive exhibition and you will be able to link to further content online using smart phones or tablets.
We are offering three guided tours by the co-curators as part of Alumnae Reunion Weekend where we will tell you more about our choice of objects, the themes of the exhibition, and can answer any questions you have. Please see the official calendar of events for further details. Further updates will also be provided on our site http://greenfield.brynmawr.edu/.
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5:30 pm
Carpenter Library B21
The lecture will be followed by a reception in the exhibition, Rare Book Room, Canaday Library, at 6:30 pm. All are welcome.
Miriam Coffin Canaday Library, First Floor Atrium
March 29 – May 17, 2013
Exhibition open during regular Canaday Library hours
Bridges That Stand is the first public exhibition of roof tile fragments given to Bryn Mawr College last year by Hiroshima University in gratitude for an act of kindness by Bryn Mawr students sixty years ago. These melted and twisted pieces are the remains of a ceramic roof that once stood at ground zero (the hypocenter) of the atomic bomb detonation at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. They arrived at Bryn Mawr on August 6, 2012.. Bryn Mawr has received them in the spirit they were given: a testament to the power of human relationships to rise above destruction and a source for reflection on peace, conflict, rebuilding, and all that has been good in the longstanding relationship of the TriCo Colleges with Japan.
The exhibition displays the tiles themselves, alongside images and text chronicling both the destruction of Hiroshima and the TriCo relationship with Japan that has endured through this tragedy and more.
Celebration Event at Canaday Library
Thursday, April 17th at 2:30 PM
Presentations by Professor Carola Hein, President Masako Iino (Tsuda University), Rebun Kayo (Hiroshima University). Swarthmore College Taiko Drummers and a koto performance. Japanese refreshments.
Eva Jane Romaine Coombe ’52 Special Collections Suite, Canaday Library.
April 1 – June 2, 2013
Exhibition hours daily during regular Canaday Library hours. Free
Beyond a diploma, what does it mean to have graduated from Bryn Mawr? What does it mean for a woman to have attended an institution of higher learning during the last half century? Current Bryn Mawr and Haverford students in the Spring ‘13 History of Art course “The Curator in the Museum” selected the four Bryn Mawr alumnae profiled in Making Our World. A group of students interviewed each subject and summarized the resulting oral history transcripts. Another student group identified relevant objects and images in the college’s collections (or that, in several cases, belong to the interviewees). Other groups of students organized the design of the exhibition, produced texts, assisted with documentation, promotion, and logistics, and developed a related education program for high school students.
Eva Jane Romaine Coombe ’52 Special Collections Suite, Canaday Library.
Thursday, March 28 – Friday, May 3, 2013
Opening Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 4-6 pm. Please join us for refreshments and fellowship at our art opening on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
The Bryn Mawr Art Club is the only fine arts program at Bryn Mawr College. This year we are proud to present our third annual exhibition of student art. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity for Bryn Mawr students to display their art on our campus. While focused on academics, many Mawrters are also talented artists working in diverse media such as photography, painting, and illustration. We hope the works shown here reflect the multifaceted and challenging nature of the Bryn Mawr experience. Exhibition open during regular Canaday Library hours
Bryn Mawr College Lanterns
Floor 3, main staircase landing
Open regular library hours
About Using Special Collections
Dr. A. V. Heyl Mineral Collection
Foyer. Open regular library hours
Allen Heyl grew up in Allentown, majored in geology at Penn State, then went on to Princeton for graduate work and a Ph.D. He had a long and illustrious career with the US Geological Survey, which required that specialists in mineralogy be able to work in all related branches of geology, including geochemistry and geophysics. Among his numerous publications (over 200) is a valuable work on the chrome mines of southeastern Pennsylvania. This year Dr. Heyl has generously presented the Geology Department with his Pennsylvania Collection of minerals. Many of the sites where the minerals were collected are no longer available or open to the public. Anyone interested in viewing more of the collection may contact Associate Curator, Juliet Reed by e-mail.
March 19–May 27, 2012
September 2011-February 2012, Rare Book Room, Canaday Library
Beyond the Text: Illustrations in Eighteenth-Century French Novels
April - December 2011, Eva Jan Romaine Coombe '52 Special Collections Suite Gallery
mAwRTyrS: Bryn Mawr Women in the Arts
September 2010-April 2011, Eva Jan Romaine Coombe '52 Special Collections Suite Gallery
October 2009-February 2010
Darwin’s Ancestors: Tracing the Origins of the “Origin of Species”
October 2009 - February 2010
Intimate Devotion: The Book of Hours in Medieval Religious Practice
January - May 2008
September - December 2007
September - December 2006
Nature Smiling Round
January - May 2006
Muscles While Building Minds: Athletics and the Early Years of Women's Education
September - December 2005
Invention of Antiquity
September - December 2004
Jehanne Jeanne Joan: Shepherdess Soldier Savior Saint
January - June 2003
to the Cause: Bryn Mawr Women and the Right to Vote
September 26 - December 20, 2002
The Very Best Woman's College There Is: M. Carey Thomas and the Making of the Bryn Mawr Campus September 21 - December 20, 2001
Sargent Portrait: M. Carey Thomas and John Singer Sargent
September 21 - December 20, 2001
Printers, and the Information Revolution in Early Modern Europe: 1450-1600
February 22 - June 1, 2001
the Ticket: Nineteenth-Century Bookbinding in the British Isles and the United
September 23 December, 1998
The Ladies' Home Journal, June, 1913 cover illustration (detail) by Harrison Fisher (Bryn Mawr College Special Collections)
On this pageCanaday
1902 College Calendar, illustration by Henrietta Cozens (Bryn Mawr College Special Collections)
Melted roof tile fragments from building destroyed at Hiroshima, Japan, August 6, 1945. Gift to Bryn Mawr College from Hiroshima University, 2012.
Gilbert Plantinga. Mary & Courtney Pinkerton, 2012. Digital print