Clark Library Exhibits and Events

The Clark Library hosts exhibits that have included art work, maps, and other materials that provide unique perspectives on the history, geography, and cultures of the world. These exhibits draw heavily from the library's collections, and often engage students in their creation and curation.

Collage of Clark Posters

 

Exhibits

Current Exhibit

Creating a Campus: A Cartographic Celebration of U-M's Bicentennial

Creating a Campus Exhibit Poster

Learn about the campus’ history and architecture and explore the campus that might have been. In honor of the University of Michigan’s bicentennial, we highlight the U-M Ann Arbor campus, both before its creation and throughout its continuous evolution. Depicting the Ann Arbor area before the establishment of the city, the exhibit celebrates the Native American community and highlights its presence throughout the decades. Featuring the work of famous architects such as Alexander Jackson Davis, Albert Kahn and Eero Saarinen, the exhibit presents maps, plans, architectural drawings, proposals, and photographs of the campus throughout its evolution.

When: July 21 - January 19, 2018

Other Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibit

Mr. Vignaud's Maps: Unraveling a Cartographic Mystery from the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography

Mr. Vignaud's Map Exhibit Poster

In 1922 the University of Michigan acquired the library of Henry Vignaud, an American diplomat living in Paris, whose extensive personal library included thousands of books, atlases, maps, and other publications. Many of Vignaud's maps were extracted from broken atlases, originally published by the illustrious Hondius and Janssonius publishing houses. Staff in the Clark Library sought to organze these fascinating maps based on their physical characteristics and similarities, with the ultimate goal of reassembling the original atlases. This exhibit and the accompanying online exhibit feature the results of their remarkable findings, as well as a glimpse into the history of the Golden Age of mapmaking in 17th century Amsterdam.

When: February 1 - April 13, 2018

Online exhibits
Past exhibits

If you have a question about an exhibit or are interested in collaborating with the Clark on an exhibit, please email our exhibit coordinator at clarkexhibits@umich.edu .

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Last modified: 01/11/2018