Binghamton University Libraries showcase exhibitions each semester in order to increase awareness of the Libraries' rich and varied collections, services, and events, as well as promote University wide activities.
To view past Library Exhibits visit the Previous Library Exhibits webpage.
The Library Exhibits Committee encourages requests and suggestions for exhibits. Decisions for accepting an exhibit proposal are based on whether it
meets the Exhibit Guidelines as well as on space, staffing, and funding considerations.
If you go to see The Monuments Men, the new film starring George Clooney , it may interest you to know that Binghamton University had its very own Monuments Man, the late Professor Kenneth C. Lindsay, founder of the Department of Art and Art History at Binghamton. Kenneth Lindsay arrived at Harpur College in 1951, but he did important work well before his arrival at Binghamton University. As a Monuments Man, he worked to protect monuments and other cultural treasures from the destruction of World War II. In the last year of the war, the Monuments Men tracked, located, and in the years that followed, returned more than five million artistic and cultural items stolen by Hitler and the Nazis.
The Kenneth C. Lindsay exhibition is on view now outside of Special Collections, second floor of the Glenn Bartle Library. Learn more about Linsday's time as a Monuments Man on the Special Collections Blog.
You are here: Exploring the Southern Tier of NY with Special Collections
Using maps, books and artifacts from Local History collections, Special Collections takes the visitor on a journey around the Southern Tier. Highlighted are manufacturing, industry and cultural landmarks. You Are Here will be on display throughout the Spring 2014 semester and is located in Special Collections on the second floor of the Glenn Bartle Library. Special Collections is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Fantastic Voyages: Maps and Cartography in Fiction
Many of us were introduced to maps from the books we read as children. Fantasy worlds, Milne's Winnie the Pooh or Tolkien's Hobbit, visually chronicle protagonists' adventures through detailed maps of expansive mountain ranges, over oceans, or just of the backyard. Maps are not exclusive to children's books, fantasy, or science fiction novels, however. Many modern novels, such as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, include maps that are either based loosely on Earth's cartography, or that resemble a town or land which the novel parallels. These maps serve not only as guides, as a conventional map would serve, but as an additional narrative element that gives us a deeper breadth and depth of understanding. A character's inward journey is shaped by their physical one, and vice-versa.
The Spring 2014 exhibit Fantastic Voyages: Maps and Cartography in Fiction will be on view in the second floor of Bartle Library beginning in February 2014.
Mapping the Stars: Maps of Outer Space at the Science Library
Come visit the Science Library and view Mapping the Stars. This exhibit features a comparison of sky atlas images through the ages, old and modern methods of stellar and solar system cartography, current exploration of Mars and the Moon, and maps you can use to discover the features of the night sky for yourself.
This exhibit will be on display during the Spring 2014 semester at the Science Library.