Blog topic: Exhibits

East Asia Library hosts pop-up exhibition of Chinese painting

Chinese painting
October 31, 2019
by Joshua Capitanio

From November 2-8, the East Asia Library will host an exhibition of student work from ART243: The Art Peony in Chinese Brush Painting, taught by Felix Chan Lim, Ph.D. and Bobbi Makani-Lim, Ph.D. The exhibition will be located on the 2nd floor near the Current Newspapers area.

Open House: Newly acquired medieval and early modern books and manuscripts

Image from Risālah manuscript in Persian, mostly likely copied in the 19th century. Department of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries (in process).
October 15, 2019
by Kathleen M Smith

On Friday, October 25th, 2019, there will be an Open House featuring newly-acquired manuscripts and rare books in the Barchas Room of the Special Collections Department of Green Library from 11:00am-2:00pm.

Guest Blogger Diane Otosaka: Views from a month at Stanford Libraries

October 14, 2019
by Sarah B Sussman

I have been fortunate to host Diane Otosaka for the past month at Stanford Libraries as part of her doctoral training. Below, you'll see her thoughts on what she's learned and accomplished during her stay. - Sarah Sussman


"Answers from the Great Beyond": Halloween Open House in Green Library

Spirit photographs from the Stanford Family Collection (SC0033D). Department of Special Collections and University Archives.
October 10, 2019
by Kathleen M Smith

Image: Spirit photographs from the Stanford Family Collection (SC0033D). Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Deardra Fuzzell Appointed Exhibits Coordinator for Special Collections & University Archives

Deadra Fuzzell
October 2, 2019
by Robert G Trujillo

Please join the Department of Special Collections & University Archives in welcoming Deardra Fuzzell as its Exhibits Coordinator.  She will begin her new assignment on November 1, 2019.

Leonardo's Library: Online

Leonardo's Library Spotlight
September 4, 2019
by Benjamin L Albritton

In May, 2019, three colleagues launched an exhibit to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death by celebrating the books and ideas that shaped his world. Leonardo's Library: The World of a Renaissance Reader will be on display through mid-October in the Green Library Bing Wing. The three colleagues, Prof. Paula Findlen, John Mustain (Emeritus Curator of Rare Books), and Elizabeth Fischbach (exhibits designer and manager for Stanford Libraries Special Collections), brought a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to a real blockbuster demonstration of what can be accomplished when Stanford faculty, libraries, and a team of exceptional students come together to tell a story with our collections. We're happy to announce a new online exhibit,, to parallel and augment the physical experience and preserve a memory of this event for posterity.

2nd Ruderman Conference on Gender, Sexuality and Cartography, Oct 10-12, 2019

Main Image, Map by Frances Bowen, 1810, Ruderman Conference, Gender, Sexuality, Cartography
September 3, 2019

From Frances Bowen, 1812

On October 10-12, the Rumsey Map Center will be hosting the second biennial Ruderman Conference on Cartography. While the first conference, in 2017, was an open event focused on emerging research in the history of cartography, this year has a specific, prescient theme: gender and sexuality.