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, https://exhibits.stanford.edu/leonardo, to parallel and augment the physical experience and preserve a memory of this event for posterity.
Blog topic: Exhibits
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.
Spotlight on Service-Learning: New online exhibit explores fifty years of service-learning’s history and evolution in higher education
The following is a guest post by Seth Pollack (Director, Service Learning Institute, California State University, Monterey Bay) and Tim Stanton (Senior Engaged Scholar, Ravensong Associates; Director Emeritus, Bing Overseas Studies Program, Cape Town, Stanford University).
New exhibition at East Asia Library: "Traversing China's Multiethnic Passage -- Jingui Zhang's Solo Art"
From June 6, 2019, to November 30, 2019, the East Asia Library will feature a new exhibition entitled "Traversing China's Multiethnic Passage: Jingui Zhang's Solo Art." An opening reception will be held on the evening of June 6, 2019.
From May 17 to May 25, the East Asia Library will host a pop-up exhibition featuring mounted works of traditional Chinese brush painting produced by students in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program. The paintings are displayed in the 3rd floor exhibition cases.
From May 11 to May 17, the East Asia Library will host a pop-up exhibition of Chinese landscape paintings produced by students in ART228: The Art of Chinese Landscape Painting, taught by Dr. Felix Chan Lim and Dr. Bobbi Makani-Lim. The paintings will be displayed in the exhibition cases on the 3rd floor landing.
Friday, May 10th, marks the sesquicentennial of the Golden Spike, the ceremonial completion of the first transcontinental railroad. In honor of the occasion, curators Eitan Kensky, Kathleen Smith, and Ben Stone are organizing an Open House in Green Library from 11:00am to 3:00pm. In addition to material documenting the American transcontinental railroad and railroads in the United States, this event highlights stories of other significant trains and transportation networks around the world.
On Friday, May 3rd, 2019, there will be an Open House in the Barchas Room of Green Library featuring recent acquisitions in medieval and early modern manuscripts, printed books, and other new materials. One of the new items on display will be a collection of rare handwritten documents from fifteenth-century Bologna, a main center of Inquisition activity in Italy, related to trials and investigations involving Jews--which is unusual since the Inquisition in Italy focused more on combating Christian heresy.