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 Exhibits

Poster with exhibit details, featuring an image of a postcard that has a map of Great Lakes shipwrecks surrounding the lower peninsula

Waterways to Motorways: Traversing the Great Lakes

January 9 - March 9, 2020

The Stephen S. Clark Library’s newest exhibit, Waterways to Motorways: Traversing the Great Lakes, is a visual tribute to the famed lakes, celebrating their unique role in the history and development of the surrounding areas. The exhibit delves into the history of exploration and cartography in the Great Lakes, allowing audiences to witness the changing depictions of the lakes through historical maps. Similarly, the exhibit examines the modern role of tourism and motorized travel through pictorial and road maps, as well as artistically explores the lakes themselves.

 

Image of an older map with the words Disorder on the Border overlaid

 

Disorder on the Border

A Clark Library Art Installation in Conjunction with the Stamps School of Art & Design Exhibition - Bookmarks: Speculating the Futures of the Book and Library

By Erin Platte and Tim Utter

Disorder on the Border explores the wonder, beauty, and variety of maps, and what happens when, through a lack of organizing structures, we cross over the map’s orderly borders and begin the fall into the abyss of disorder. 

When: March 26, 2019 - ongoing

Where: the Stephen S. Clark Library

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: 01/03/2020