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Exhibitions

New Jersey and the Civil War
Curators: Fernanda Perrone
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery '50
September 19, 2012 to June 7, 2013

Founding Families: Supermarkets in New Jersey
Curators: Katie Carey and Ronald L. Becker
Gallery '50
May 30 to August 31, 2012

Karen Guancione, New Jersey Book Artist
Curators: Michael Joseph and Karen Guancione
SC/UA Gallery
March 1 to August 31, 2012

All Aboard: Railroads and New Jersey, 1812-1930
Curator: David J. Fowler and Fernanda Perrone
October 27, 2011 to January 13, 2012

Reprise: John Milton and the Cultures of Print
Gallery '50
October 19, 2011 to January 6, 2012

Milton and the Cultures of Print
SC/UA Gallery
Gallery ‘50: An Afterlife: The Literary and Cultural Influence of John Milton
Curators: Michael Joseph, Thomas Fulton and Kevin Mulcahy
Feburary 3, 2011 - July 1, 2011

Out of Retirement: The Later Wood Engravings of John DePol
Gallery ‘50 and SC/UA Galleries
Curator: Michael S. Joseph
October 6, 2010 - February 2011

Benevolent Patriot: The Life and Times of Henry Rutgers
Curator: Erika Gorder
February 15, 2010 - October 2011

Bridging Generations: Women Artists and Organizations from Rutgers
Curator: Fernanda Perrone
October 5, 2009 - January 31, 2010

My Infant Head: The History of Children's Poetry
Curator: Michael Joseph
September 23, 2008 to January 9, 2009

Garden State Harvest: New Jersey's Agricultural Heritage
Curators: Ronald L. Becker and Bonita Grant
February 5, 2008 - July 2008

Everything from A to Z: The Edward J. Bloustein Dictionary Collection
Gallery '50 and SC/UA Galleries
Curator: Fernanda Perrone
February 6, 2007 - June 2007

Suellen Glashausser and her Circles
Gallery '50 and SC/UA Galleries
Curator: Michael Joseph
October 17, 2007 - January 11, 2008

Philosopher, Engineer, Tycoon: John A. Roebling and his Legacy
Gallery '50 and SC/UA Galleries
Curator: Fernanda Perrone
September 26, 2006 - January 20, 2007

Margaret Bourke White in Print
Gallery '50 and SC/UA Galleries
Curator: Gary Saretzky
January 24, 2006 - June 30, 2006

Early Roman Coinage of the Republic
SC/UA Gallery
Curators: Corey Brennan and Fernanda Perrone
September 27 - December 23, 2005

Witness to War: Voices from the Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II
Gallery '50
Curators: Sandra Stewart Holyoak and Shaun R. Illingworth
September 14 - December 23, 2005

Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors
Gallery '50
Curators: Harry Glazer and Fernanda Perrone
March 22, 2005 - July 31, 2005

Periodic Pleasures: Collecting Vintage Magazines
Gallery '50
Curator: Professor Todd Hunt
March 15, 2005 - July 31, 2005

The People of New Jersey: Their Enduring Journey
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery
Curator: Charles Cummings
December 6, 2004 - June 30, 2005
Traveling exhibit from Newark Public Library

The Mask of Ceremony
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery
Curator: Professor Karl Morrison

October 4, 2004 - November 19, 2004

Picturing the First Castaway: the Illustration of Robinson Crusoe, 1719-1950
Gallery '50 and Special Collections and University Archives Gallery
Curator: Professor Geoffrey Sill
Spring 2004

Soundtrack of Our Lives: Concerts at Rutgers
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery
Curators: Erika Gorder and David Kuzma
September 15 - December 24, 2003

Voorhees Hall: Rutgers' First Modern Library
Gallery '50
Curator: Fernanda Perrone
September 2 - December 24, 2003

Lynd Ward's “Vertigo
Gallery ‘50 and Special Collections and University Archives Galleries
Curator: Michael Joseph
Winter 2003

Mikado's Empire: Rutgers and the Opening of Japan
Gallery ‘50 and Special Collections and University Archives Galleries
Curator: Ruth Simmons
Spring 2003

The Martin and Harriet Diamond Collection of American Art
This exhibition featured select holdings of this unique collection, and showcased materials relating to individual artists, such Georgia O‘Keeffe, as well as artists‘ organizations, such as the American Abstract Artists. The exhibition also explored the social engagement and interrelationships of artists during the period.
Gallery ‘50 and Special Collections and University Archives Galleries
Curator: Sara Harrington
September 26, 2002 - December 24, 2002

The Changing Landscape of New Brunswick
Gallery ‘50
Curators: Briavel Holcomb and Michael Siegel
May - August 2002

Who Built New Brunswick? The History of the Hod-Carriers Union (Local 156)
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery
Curator: John Clancy
April - August 2002

Shakespeare: In Print, On Stage, In Film, Online
Gallery ‘50 and Special Collections and University Archives Gallery
Curator: Kevin Mulcahy
January - March 2002

Archival Assemblages: Rutgers and the Avant-Garde, 1953-1963
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery
Curator: Erika Gorder
September - December 2001

Taiwan Today
Gallery ‘50
Curator: Grace Lee, Taipei Cultural Center
September - November 2001

The United States & Latin America: Troubled Past, Complex Future
Curator: Dr. Fernanda Perrone and Lourdes Vazquez
April 3, 2001 - July 1, 2001

Books by John Ross / Books by Claire Romano
Highly graphic exhibition of artists' books and book illustration by printmakers John Ross and Claire Romano. The exhibition includes work undertaken collaboratively between 1950 and 2000, as well as the independent work of each artist. Illustrated catalogs from this exhibition are available for purchase.
Curators: Ruth Simmons, Michael Joseph
November 2000 - February 2001

The Dust Bin of History: Presidential Losers, 1798-1996
Co-Curators:  Edward Skipworth and Ruth Simmons
September 5 - October 28, 2000

Celebrating the Tradition: 30 Year of Queer Activism at Rutgers
Co-Curators:  Erika Gorder, Dr. Joseph Consoli
April 6 - July 31, 2000

Union in a Hurry: The 50th Anniversary of the IUE (International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine, and Furniture Workers, AFL-CIO
Curator: Dr. James P. Quigel, Jr.
December 13, 1999 - March 15, 2000

The Art of the Miniature Books: Selections from the Library of Alden Jacobs
Co-Curators: Ann Montanaro, Maria Pisano, Ruth Simmons
September 13 - November 24, 1999

A State of Health: New Jersey's Medical Heritage
Curator: Dr. Karen Reeds
May 8 - August 15, 1999

Adventure and Art: The First One Hundred Years of Printing
Printed books and manuscripts from The Libraries and from the collection of Leonard Hansen, Class of '43 with remarks on the development of printing from movable type in the West. A catalog of the exhibition by Paul Needham and Michael Joseph, with an essay by Barbara A. Shailor, is available for purchase.
Curators: Barbara A. Shailor, Leonard Hansen
November 17, 1998 - April 15, 1999

Two Double-Takes: Illustrated Poetry of the Twentieth Century
This exhibition intends a discussion of how published poetry appeared throughout the twentieth century, in terms of the often confrontational relationship between artefact and text. It is very much a work in progress, and visitors who agree or disagree strenuously with the concepts are urged to contact the curator (mjoseph@rci.rutgers.edu) to influence or impede further analysis.
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery '50
Curator: Michael Joseph
November 13, 1997 - January 20, 1998

The Jeiteles Autograph Collection
The Jeiteles Autograph Collection Exhibit comprises 22 autograph letters including signatures of Voltaire, Beethoven, Mendelsohn, Herder and Heine, as well as related materials. It was donated to Special Collections by the late George Temmer, distinguished professor of physics at Rutgers University. The collection was assembled by his grandfather Max Jeiteles at the turn of the century and was smuggled out of Austria on the eve of the Second World War.
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery
Curator: Dr. Margaret Sherry
November 13, 1997 - January 20, 1998

Rutgers College Goes Co-Ed: The 25th Anniversary
A survey of artefactual documentation of the historic transition of Rutgers University into a co-educational University.
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery '50
October, 1997 - November, 1997

New Jersey and You -- Learning Together: Texts for Teaching New Jersey Studies
Books and artifacts documenting the history of the text-book in New Jersey, and the history of teaching New Jersey.
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery '50
Curator: Dr. Maxine Lurie
April 1, 1997 - July 31, 1997

Mark Me Well: Bookmarks from the Lois Densky-Wolff Collection
Diverse collection of bookmarks depicting the range and ingenuity of popular material culture.
Special Collections And University Archives Gallery
Curator: Lois Densky-Wolff
January 23, 1997 - April 7, 1997

W.E.B. Du Bois: America's Renaissance Man
Celebration of the life and achievements of an important American intellectual.
Special Collections And University Archives Gallery '50
February 1, 1997 - March 19, 1997

An Anarchist Experiment: The Modern School of Stelton, New Jersey
As well as illustrating the history of the Modern School and the anarchist movement through photographs, publications and documents, the exhibit displayed examples of the remarkable work produced by the Modern School children.
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery '50
Curator: Dr. Fernanda Perrone
September 27, 1996 - January 16, 1997

Transfigurations: Documents and Images from Contemporary Feminist Art
Documents the history of feminist art thorugh photographs, posters, catalogs, fliers and other objects from manuscript collections held by Special Collections and University Archives.
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery
Curator: Dr. Fernanda Perrone
October 14, 1996 - January 16, 1997

The POP-UP World of Ann Montanaro
A sampling of pop-up books from the collection of Ann Montanaro, author of Pop-Up & Movable Books: A Bibliography,
See the virtual exhibition of POP-UP World available on the World Wide Web.
Curator: Ann Montanaro
April 15, 1996 - June 31, 1996

Musical Books and Music Manuscripts
From The Collections of Leonard Hansen, RC 1943, Professor Martin Picker and Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
Curator: Professor Martin Picker
January 25, 1996 - April 1, 1996

The Blizzard of 1888, A March Surprise
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery '50
January 25 - April 1, 1996

Book Arts in New Jersey: Seven Contemporary Perspectives
Featuring the work of seven contemporary New Jersey artists, this exhibition surveys important individual and collaborative work in the field of book making and artists' books. Exhibitors include John DePol, Barbara Henry, Carol Joyce, Barbara Mauriello, Iris Nivins, Maria Paisano and Alexandra Soteriou.
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery
Curator: Michael Joseph
October 19 - December 1995

Battlefields and Homefront: The Rutgers and New Jersey Experience During World War II
Special Collections and University Archives Gallery '50
Curator: Dr. Kurt Piehler
May 12 - September 2, 1995

Buyer Beware: Consumers' Research and The Consumer Movement, 1926-1980
The Consumers' Research, Inc. published the first consumer testing and rating magazines. This exhibition traces its rich history and influence, from its founding by Frederick J. Schlink in 1926, up through 1980. It also looks at a variety of testing processes, and documents its famous 1935 strike as well as the ideological wars it fought against the break-away Consumers Union. Featured are many of the packages, labels, catalogs and advertisements Consumers' Research collected between 1930 and 1980 as they tested such products as lawn-mowers, canned foods, automobiles, radios, and irons.
January 1995 - April 1995
For more information about the Consumer's Research records at Rutgers University, see A Guide to the Records of Consumers' Research, Inc..


Catalogs of past exhibitions available.


Current Exhibition Schedule