Blog topic: Exhibits

For France! Stanford men and women in World War I

Title graphic "For France!"
November 9, 2018

Sunday November 11, 2018, Veterans Day, marks the 100th anniversary of the unofficial end of World War I. Although the actual peace treaty wasn’t signed until later, November 11, 1918 — at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — is when a truce, known as the Armistice, was signed and the fighting stopped. In commemoration, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives presents an exhibit of WWI-related materials drawn from the University Archives’ War Records and other sources.

Halloween Open House: German rare books and works on witches and "witch-hunts"

Image of a "grimoire" or magical text from Southern Germany/Austria, 1790
October 24, 2018
by Kathleen M Smith

(Image caption: Grimoire or magic scroll containing prayers, incantations, invocations, symbols, seals, and instructions for rituals. Southern Germany/Austria, 1790. Stanford Libraries Department of Special Collections.)

East Asia Library hosts pop-up exhibition of Chinese painting

October 22, 2018
by Joshua Capitanio

From October 20 - November 2, 2018, the East Asia Library will host a pop-up exhibition in the third floor display cases featuring paintings produced by students in ART245: The Art of Lotus in Chinese Brush Painting, taught by Felix Chan Lim, Ph.D. and Bobbi Makani-Lim, Ph.D.

Open House to celebrate Tag der Deutschen Einheit on Oct. 3, 2018

Image of buttons
October 2, 2018
by Kathleen M Smith

To commemorate the German national holiday Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Day of German Unity), there will be 

New exhibition at East Asia Library - Hand and Eye: Contemporary Reflections of East Asian Ceramic Traditions

September 20, 2018
by Joshua Capitanio

In collaboration with the Center for East Asian Studies, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary at Stanford, the East Asia Library is hosting an exhibition of contemporary ceramics entitled "Hand and Eye: Contemporary Reflections of East Asian Ceramic Traditions."

New exhibit creator documentation available for Spotlight at Stanford

Exhibits Documentation - an exhibit on how to create an exhibit
September 20, 2018
by Catherine A. Aster

The Spotlight at Stanford service team is pleased to announce the publication of Exhibits Documentation, a new exhibit and guide to building Spotlight at Stanford exhibits. This "exhibit on exhibits" provides documentation and examples, alongside descriptions for how to create feature, browse, and about pages -- all on the Reference tab. 

New on the Shelf: Rare Books & Artists' Books

title poster for new on the shelf exhibit
September 4, 2018

New on the Shelf exhibition features rare books & contemporary artists’ books

A new exhibition in Stanford’s Green Library offers a window into recent acquisitions in Special Collections. Books—both manuscript and print—are the focus of the display on the second floor of the Bing Wing, on view September 4, 2018 through January 6, 2019.


New Douglas Menuez Exhibit

Photograph of Steve Jobs at NeXT, 1986 or 1987, taken by Doug Menuez
July 25, 2018
This is a guest post from Special Collections Processing Assistant Brian Bethel.
Stanford Special Collections is pleased to announce the release of a new online exhibit featuring the Silicon Valley photographs of American photographer Douglas Menuez, whose complete archive of over 250,000 collected photographs is housed permanently at Stanford. The new online exhibit highlights 8,500 photographs focusing on the computer and semiconductor industries, venture capital deals, startups, and Internet companies. There are also specific collections of photographs related to major Silicon Valley companies photographed by Menuez in the 1980s and 1990s, such as Apple Computer,Adobe SystemsSun Microsystems, and NetObjects.