The latest installation in the library gallery includes locks of hair and pressed seaweed. Enjoy these installation photos and be sure to come see this exhibition on the library level next time you visit the museum.
We couldn’t resist sharing these fantastic images made from scans of glass plate negatives. Henry Allison shot these photos of Abott Thayer’s studio in the 1890’s. Learn more about the exhibition here and meanwhile soak up these fabulous photos.
Though it was hard to say goodbye the the gorgeous photography of the travel albums exhibit we are happy to announce the next library and archives focus exhibit. Through a Director’s Eyes: The collection of Robert “Mac” Doty is on view now through March 20,
2015 in the lower level library corridor. The exhibit presents a small selection of the material presented to the Museum by the Doty family. Doty’s papers are open to researchers and include correspondence, original works of art including three serigraphs by Richard Anuskiewicz, a print by Neil Welliver, photographs and research files.
Doty committed himself to developing the photography collection at the Currier. He was instrumental in facilitating acquisitions from notable artists such as Lotte Jacobi and Paul Strand and along with his papers the library received over 1500 books from his personal library. Two early volumes by the photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn are on view along with two snapshots of Doty taken by Coburn.
The personal papers of Mr. Doty complement the Director’s Records produced during his tenure. All material is open for research. To learn more about Doty’s Director’s Records check out the finding aid.
The exhibit is open even when the library is closed so make your way downstairs and check it out!
It has been months in the making but we’re thrilled to announce that the next exhibit in our new gallery space is open! As you may know we launched a formal exhibition program for the library and archives with a collaborative project this past spring with Boston based artist Andrew Witkin. We had a great time working with Andrew and now have two beautiful new display cases to show for it. We’ve filled them up with some gorgeous objects and hope you’ll come by and check them out. The current exhibit of photo-albums compiled by a Navy Admiral during his deployments will give you a taste of travel if you aren’t lucky enough to be hitting the road this summer. Learn more about the exhibit of 19th century travel photography albums here and let us know what you think!