Shain Library First Floor Exhibition Area
Rockwell Kent, 1882-1973: An American Vision, November 14-December 21, 2018
For nearly six decades, Rockwell Kent was one of the most prolific and distinctive illustrators in the world. Spanning the tumultuous years from the Progressive Era to the Great Society, Rockwell Kent’s romantic vision captured the ruggedness and strength of the American landscape and its people. This exhibition shows the wide range and versatility of his book illustration, as well as a glimpse of his earlier work: a plan for a newly founded college on top of a hill on the edge of New London, Connecticut.
Linda Lear Center Exhibition Area
Encountering Nature: Exploring the Natural World in Children’s Literature, August 20-December 20, 2018
From natural histories and primers to adventure stories and guidebooks, this exhibit showcases how children were encouraged to interact with and explore nature in America and Britain from the 19th to the 20th century. Included are selections from the Helen O. Gildersleeve collection and recently donated books from Professor Abby Van Slyck.
The Hurricane of 1938, September 1-December 20, 2018
On September 21, 1938, New England was hit by a devastating hurricane that caused extensive damage across Long Island and the southern Connecticut coast. This exhibit explores the storm’s impact on Connecticut College and the region, using photographs and documents from the College Archives as well as from local publications.
Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room
Between Two Worlds: 20th Century Japanese Prints, August 20-September 25, 2018
The turn of the 20th century brought divergent approaches to the ancient tradition of woodblock print in Japan. The S?saku-hanga (creative print) artists sought personal expression, while the Shin-hanga (new prints) artists embraced the traditional Japanese collaborative system. This exhibit highlights these two different movements exemplified in the collections of Japanese Prints held at the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives and the Art Department’s Louis Black Collection of Japanese Prints.