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Past Exhibitions

"Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!": New Jersey in the Great War
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery '50
Curator: Flora Boros
Spring-Fall 2017
Catalog (download PDF)

Rutgers University 250th
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery ‘50
Curators: Erika Gorder and Thomas J. Frusciano
Fall-Spring 2016
Catalog in RUcore

The Art of Healing: Early Herbals from Rutgers University Libraries Collections
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery ‘50
Curator: Flora Boros
Spring 2015
Catalog in RUcore
Program Recording: "Old herbals, New Readers" by Karen Reeds

New Jersey Before the Revolution
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery ‘50
Curator: Fernanda Perrone
Fall 2014

Fairweather Occult Collection
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery ‘50
Curator: Erika Gorder and Silvana Notarmaso
Spring 2014
Catalog in RUcore

On the Banks of the Old Raritan: Music at Rutgers and New Brunswick
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery ‘50
October 9, 2013 to January 31, 2014
Curators: Thomas Izbicki, Fernanda Perrone, Flora Boros, and Kathy Fleming
Catalog in RUcore

New Jersey and the Civil War
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery '50
Curator: Fernanda Perrone
September 19, 2012 to June 7, 2013
Catalog in RUcore 
Program Recording: "Why the Civil War Still Matters Today" by Marianne Gaunt

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

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

All Aboard: Railroads and New Jersey, 1812-1930
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery '50
Curators: David J. Fowler and Fernanda Perrone
October 27, 2011 to January 13, 2012
Catalog in RUcore

Reprise: John Milton and the Cultures of Print
Gallery '50
Curators: Michael Joseph, Thomas Fulton and Kevin Mulcahy
October 19, 2011 to January 6, 2012
Catalog in RUcore

John 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
Catalog in RUcore

Out of Retirement: The Later Wood Engravings of John DePol
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery ‘50 
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
Catalog in RUcore

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
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery '50 
Curator: Fernanda Perrone
February 6, 2007 - June 2007

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

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

Margaret Bourke White in Print
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery '50 
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
Catalog in RUcore

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
SC/UA Gallery 
Curator: Charles Cummings
December 6, 2004 - June 30, 2005
Traveling exhibit from Newark Public Library

The Mask of Ceremony
SC/UA Gallery 
Curator: Professor Karl Morrison
October 4, 2004 - November 19, 2004

Picturing the First Castaway: the Illustration of Robinson Crusoe, 1719-1950
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery '50 
Curator: Professor Geoffrey Sill
Spring 2004

Soundtrack of Our Lives: Concerts at Rutgers
SC/UA 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
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery ‘50 
Curator: Michael Joseph
Winter 2003
Digital Exhibit 

Mikado's Empire: Rutgers and the Opening of Japan
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery ‘50 
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.
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery ‘50 
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)
SC/UA Gallery 
Curator: John Clancy
April - August 2002

Shakespeare: In Print, On Stage, In Film, Online
SC/UA Gallery and Gallery ‘50 
Curator: Kevin Mulcahy
January - March 2002

Archival Assemblages: Rutgers and the Avant-Garde, 1953-1963
SC/UA Gallery
Curator: Erika Gorder
September - December 2001
Catalog in RUcore

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

The United States & Latin America: Troubled Past, Complex Future
Curators: 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.
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 and Dr. Joseph Consoli
April 6 - July 31, 2000
Catalog in RUcore

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
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 was created with the exhibition by Paul Needham and Michael Joseph, with an essay by Barbara A. Shailor.
Curators: Barbara A. Shailor and 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@libraries.rutgers.edu) to influence or impede further analysis.
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.
SC/UA 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.
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.
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.
SC/UA 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.
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.
Gallery '50
Curator: 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.
SC/UA Gallery
Curator: 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,
Curator: Ann Montanaro
April 15 - June 31, 1996
Digital Exhibit 

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 - April 1, 1996

The Blizzard of 1888, A March Surprise
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.
SC/UA Gallery
Curator: Michael Joseph
October 19 - December 1995
Catalog in RUcore

Battlefields and Homefront: The Rutgers and New Jersey Experience During World War II
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..


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