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William Morris Hunt Memorial Library: Exhibitions

EXHIBITION AT THE WM MORRIS HUNT MEMORIAL LIBRARY

The staff of the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library collaborates with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to host exhibitions 2-3 times a year. 

CURRENT EXHIBITION

 

Selection of Books from William Sturgis Bigelow Gift 

March 20th - June 21st, 2018

In 1882, Bigelow arrived in Japan along with Ernest Fenollosa and Edward Sylvester Morse. His intended vacation was extended to seven years of exploring the country and building one of the finest collections of Japanese art in the world. After returning to America, Bigelow donated over 50,000 objects to the Museum collection. This spring the Library will display a selection of books donated by William Sturgis Bigelow.

PAST EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

SUE YANG : MEMORY   

September 14th - December 20th, 2017

Memory is defined by its elusive, fragile and often imprecise nature. 

It is at once fleeting and ever present for all of us. 

The material: "memory threads" are made from dyed and twisted tissue - 

they suggest how memory can easily dissolve and tatter. 

ALOHA: SURF'S UP IN THE LIBRARY

Winter 2017

TOPO•GRAPHIC

September 30th - November 18th, 2016

FLORMULA

September 24th - December 18th, 2015

Kate Rasche
Untitled (Where is Wilderness II)
Hand-cut paper amd mylar, entomology pins, mat board

 

Flormula reveals the correlation between the process of scientific inquiry and artistic production. Featured artists Adam Berk, Philana Brown, Julia Kwon, Catrina Morbidelli, and Kate Rasche experiment with unique formulas, systems, and models to categorize and understand our surroundings. Working through diverse mediums each generates plant-like visual motifs that respond to environmental, social, and political issues.

Artists: Adam Berk, Philana Brown, Julia Kwon, Catrina Morbidelli, and Kate Rasche

BOB WILSON'S (MOSTLY) PLASTIC, (SOMEWHAT) FANTASTIC CHEAP CAMERA FILM PHOTO SHO

July 9th - September 18th, 2015

Artist statement:

Today, these very basic type of plastic cameras made in the late 1940s through the 1970s are sometimes referred to as junk or toy cameras. Most really started out life as simple inexpensive cameras that a family might have around the house to take on vacation or to a day at the beach for some quick and easy photos of the children and family. Some were certainly made for young beginners, yet are still capable of making a nice photo. It can be quite a surprise what the results may be. Bob Wilson

ALEX BOROVSKI - NX Vol. 1

March 4th through 30th, 2016

NX Vol. 1 showcases four MFA candidates at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts;  Devki Modi, Thomas Jennings, Isabel Beavers and Graham Yeager.  The work in this exhibition explores various intersections between art making and the library as a site for knowledge acquisition/distribution, cultural translation, and individualdiscovery.  Works include a book and sound installation by Devki Modi, paintings and video installation by Thomas Jennings, interactive installation by Isabel Beavers and live performances by Graham Yeager.  

 

CHANGE / TIME
June 23rd through September 8th, 2016

Isabel Beavers
Sea Ice Algal Communities, details
Oil on canvas and birch plywood

This summer, we are pleased to present works made by members of the Museum and School of the Museum of Fine Arts staff. Participating this year will be: