Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Announces Fall 2014 Exhibitions & Events Calendar
NEW YORK, September 4, 2014 –

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is pleased to announce its calendar of exhibitions and events for Fall 2014.  All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted; further details, updates, and additional events can be found on the Libraries Events Calendar page.


Exhibitions:

Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn  
September 3, 2014 – November 1, 2014
Wallach Art Gallery
Sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, The Wallach Art Gallery and The Woodlawn Conservancy
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Diverse Characters: Letterforms and Books by Russell Maret
September 15, 2014 – January 23, 2015
Chang Octagon Room, Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Sponsored by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Comics at Columbia:  Past, Present, Future  
October 6, 2014 – January 23, 2015
Kempner Gallery, Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries 
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Wang Mansheng and Zheng Xiaohua Chinese Calligraphy
October 17, 2014 – December 18, 2014
Starr East Asian Library, 300 Kent Hall
Sponsored by C.V. Starr East Asian Library; the Columbia Confucius Institute, Columbia University; the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University; and the Department of Art History, Columbia University
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Events:

Open House for the C.V. Starr East Asian Library’s Tibetan Collection and Graduate Study Space
September 4, 2014.  Starr East Asian Library, 300 Kent Hall, 3pm – 5pm
Sponsored by C.V. Starr East Asian Library
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Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn Exhibition Opening Night Reception 
September 5, 2014.  Wallach Art Gallery, 6:30pm
Sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, The Wallach Art Gallery and The Woodlawn Conservancy
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Political Memories: Archives, Governance, and Power in New York.  A panel discussion on the links between scholarship, government, and activism with Governor David Paterson and leading scholars and community organizers.
September 8, 2014Kellogg Center, 6pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries
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Architecture & Diplomacy, A Symposium.  With speakers Jane Loeffler and Jean-Louis Cohen and panel discussion moderated by Victoria Phillips.
September 9, 2014. Buell Hall, 6pm – 8pm
Sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library; Blinken European Institute, Columbia University; and the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture
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Cover Design and the Visual Enactment of Literature.  A lecture by Peter Mendelsund, book designer, Art Director, Knopf, and author of the forthcoming Cover and What We See When We Read (Doubleday, 2014).
September 23, 2014.  Butler Library 522/523, 6pm 
Sponsored by The Book History Colloquium at Columbia and the Creative Writing Department, Columbia University
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Publishing Without a Publisher?  Scholars Are Doing It For Themselves.  With panelists Professor Tara McPherson, Professor Shannon Mattern, Dr. Alberto Pepe and moderated by Professor Alondra Nelson.
September 24, 2014. Faculty House, Ivy Lounge, First Floor, 3pm – 5pm
Sponsored by the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University 
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Herbert Marcuse and the Legacy of One-Dimensional Man.  A conference commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Marcuse's seminal work of critical theory.
September 29, 2014. Butler Library 523, 9am – 9pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries
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Alternative Academics:  Past, Present and Future.  With speakers Shana Kimball, Joe Karaganis, Amanda Watson, Katina Rogers, and moderated by Kathleen Fitzpatrick.
October 2, 2014.  Butler Library 208b (Studio@Butler), 12pm
Sponsored by Columbia University Libraries
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FIERCE: The Life and Work of Manuel Ramos Otero
October 6, 2014.  Butler Library 522/523, 6:30pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries; the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University; The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University; the MFA program in Creative Writing in Spanish, New York University; and the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute, Fordham University
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Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future Exhibition Opening Reception 
October 7, 2014. Butler Library 522/523 and Kempner Gallery, 6pm. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries and The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University
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The Book Traces Project Comes to the Butler Stacks.  A presentation and activity session by Andrew Stauffer, Associate Professor of English, Director of NINES, University of Virginia.
October 8, 2014. Butler Library 208b (Studio@Butler), Sessions at 10am, 12pm, & 2pm.  Wrap-up discussion 4:00pm.
** To participate please RSVP to Karla Nielsen at kn2300@columbia.edu with Book Traces in the subject line and the time of session you wish to attend.
Sponsored by Columbia University Libraries
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Wang Mansheng and Zheng Xiaohua Chinese Calligraphy Event.  Lectures and hands-on practices with Chinese calligraphy artists. 
October 18, 2014. 403 Kent Hall, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Sponsored by C.V. Starr East Asian Library; the Columbia Confucius Institute, Columbia University; the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University; and the Department of Art History, Columbia University
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The Bank of Industry: Rewards of Merit and the Emotional Capitalism of Nineteenth-century Children’s Print.  A lecture by Patricia Crain, Professor of English, New York University.
October 20, 2014.  Butler Library 522/523, 6pm 
Sponsored by The Book History Colloquium at Columbia University and the The Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History, Columbia University
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Diverse Characters: Letterforms and Books by Russell Maret Exhibition Opening Reception
October 23, 2014.  Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 6pm
Sponsored by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn, A SymposiumWith speakers Susan Olsen, Charles D. Warren, Andrew Dolkart, Alice Frelinghuysen, and Janet Parks
October 25, 2014. Schermerhorn Hall and Wallach Art Gallery, 1pm – 6pm
Sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, The Wallach Art Gallery and The Woodlawn Conservancy
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Traces in the Stacks: 19th-Century Book Use and the Future of Library Collections.  A lecture by Andrew Stauffer, Associate Professor of English, Director of NINES, University of Virginia 
October 28, 2014.  Butler Library 522/523, 6pm
Sponsored by The Book History Colloquium at Columbia University
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Celebrating the Arthur Rothstein Photograph Collection at Avery.  A lecture by Noam Elcott, Associate Professsor of Modern Art & Media, Dept. of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University and Editor of Grey Room
October 28, 2014. Schermerhorn Hall and Avery Library Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Center for the Study of Art and Architecture, 6pm
Sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library and Avery Friends
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Politics & Comics.  With speakers Peter Kuper and Jeff Danziger.
November 3, 2014. Butler Library 522/523, 6pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries 
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Catalogue as Map in the Library of Ferdinand Columbus.  A lecture by Seth Kimmel, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
November 13, 2014. Butler Library 522/523, 6pm
Sponsored by The Book History Colloquium at Columbia University 
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Behind the Biblical Story of Joseph, or: The Divine Travel Agent.  A lecture by Professor James Kugel.
November 19, 2014. Social Hall, Union Theological Seminary, 6pm. 
Sponsored by the Annual Norman E. Alexander Lectures in Jewish Studies
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Celebrating the Columbia Spectator’s History.  A presentation and celebration of the recent completion of the Spectator Archives Project. 
November 20, 2014.  Butler 522/523, 5pm – 7pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries
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Old Masters:  Spiegelman, Feiffer, Melmamid.   With speakers Jules Feiffer, Art Spiegelman, and Alex Melemid
December 2, 2014. The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, 6:15pm
Sponsored by The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University and Columbia University Libraries
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For details and additional events, please visit the Libraries Events Calendar page.

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