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Perkins Gallery

John Hope Franklin as a teenagerJohn Hope Franklin: Imprint of An American Scholar

Over the course of his nearly 70 years as a historian, John Hope Franklin molded hundreds, if not thousands, of students to raise scholastic standards within his field and broke countless barriers along the way. Franklin was also the definittion of a public intellectual, continuously lending his scholarship and influence to causes beyond the walls of academia. This exhibition explores Franklin's indelible imprint on the classroom, the institution, his public and private relationships, and his life's work of utilizing history and knowledge to cultivate a better human society.        

 Start: December 18, 2014 | End: May 10, 2015 | Perkins Gallery

Student Wall

The maid project exhibit installation 2014December 6, 2014-February 1, 2015

This exhibit, a part of the “The Maid Project,” pairs fifteen Duke students with fifteen housecleaners to document the experiences of local Latina workers.  For more information about this project visit their website.

Students may propose month-long exhibitions for the Student Wall in Perkins Library, view the calendar of upcoming exhibits and open slots. For more information, email Meg Brown at meg.brown@duke.edu

Campus Club Exhibit Wall

There are currently two exhibitions on view on the Campus Club Wall from December-February 3, 2015

Rilke's rosesThe left portion of the wall includes prints from David Need's translation of Roses by Rainer Maria Rilke, with pen and ink drawings by Clare Johnson, beautifully produced by Horse & Buggy Press. 

Mona Hassan's class 2014Students from Mona Hassan's “Cross-Cultural Encounters" fall 2014 course use the right portion of this exhibit space to depict objects exemplifying the fluorescence of Muslim culture and learning across Afro-Eurasia along with a paragraph of explanation for viewers.

Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community may propose month-long exhibitions for the Campus Club Exhibit Wall in Perkins Library, just around the corner from the Student Wall. View the calendar of upcoming exhibits and open slots. For more information, email Meg Brown at meg.brown@duke.edu

Traveling Exhibitions 

Marshall Meyer travelling exhibit"I Have No Right to Be Silent": The Human Rights Legacy of the Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer

This traveling exhibit consists of 12, 3-by-6 banners with text and imagery that draws on the rich and powerful collection of documents contained in the Marshall T. Meyer papers. Some of those materials include intimate family photos, moving letters from prisoners, internal government memos and rare human rights publications. The exhibit traveled to New York City in January 2011, where it opened at B'nai Jeshurun from January and closed in March. Texto en Español.