Shain Library First Floor Exhibition Area 

Allow me to Illustrate: An exhibition celebrating 18th-21st century children’s book artists

Illustrations for children’s books have evolved over the centuries from simple woodcuts to elaborate artistic expressions aimed at enthralling children in their complexity and story-telling abilities. The illustrators and books celebrated in this exhibition are drawn from the Lear Center rare book collections as well as the Shain library children’s book collection. 

Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room 

The Chinese Ink Art of Marian Bingham

This exhibition features contemporary American artist and CC alumna Marian “Bing” Bingham '91 and her unique journey of studying and creating Chinese ink paintings spanning decades and continents, from California to Hong Kong, to Manila, and back to Connecticut.  It also honors Bingham’s three important teachers who inspired her undertaking at different points of her life, including her father, Woodbridge Bingham (1901-1986), a pioneering sinologist and Professor of East Asian History at UC Berkeley and founder of their Institute of East Asian Studies, and two equally distinguished Chinese painters who carried their own stories as diasporic artists and contributors to cultural communications between East and West: I-Hsiung Ju (1923-2012) and Charles Chu (1918-2008). 

Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives

Winter at Connecticut College

Photos and memorabilia from the College Archives portray campus and student life through the winter.