Current Exhibitions & Events



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Imagining the World: Unexplored Global Collections at Columbia



Exhibition, April 4 - June 24th, 2016
Chang Octagon Room, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler Library, 6th Floor

A new exhibition, free and open to the public, offers an opportunity to view a sampling of the rare and unusual in Columbia's Global Studies collections. The items on display range in date from 1454 CE to 2014 CE, in a variety of formats including books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, scrolls, sheet music, stamps and typescripts. A rich variety of languages or scripts are represented including Arabic, Czech, English, French, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Malayalam, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Wolof. This small exhibit represents only a fraction of what is collected by Columbia Libraries to support Global Studies research and teaching.

Opening Reception, April 19, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler Library, 6th Floor

Guest speaker: Dr. Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor of the History of the Arts of Islam, Columbia University




Harlem Views

Harlem Views: Perspectives from the Collections of the Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Exhibition, February 23 - July 31, 2016

Kempner Gallery, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler Library, 6th Floor

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History, Columbia University


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