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Gil Blas periodicalCheap Thrills: The Highs and Lows of Paris's Cabaret Culture, 1880-1939

This exhibit highlights the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s substantial collection of French graphic and print materials related to cabarets artistiques. This exhibition focuses on rare books as well as periodicals, programs, scores and other ephemera related to the intersection of music and the visual arts in late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century Parisian cabarets.

Start: February 19, 2014| End: May 12, 2014| Perkins Gallery


Student Exhibitions

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

Unnatural NatureUnnatural Nature

Climate change. Pollution. Toxic waste. When did nature get so unnatural? And what does “nature writing” have to do with any of this? As wilderness spaces shrink and environmentalism responds to contemporary issues, the environment of environmental writing remains an open question. Can it be human? Can it be urban? Can it be agricultural? Can it be imaginary?

These were the major questions explored in “Unnatural Nature: Literature and Ecology,” a fall 2013 seminar in Duke’s English Department. Students read widely in environmental literature —fiction, nonfiction, philosophy, poetry, film—and researched significant works of environmental art in various media before crafting the creative final projects displayed in this exhibition.

Students Jennifer Alspach  Andrew Bieber  ZaKerra Lance  Yuxuan Liu  Cole Lutz  Hannah Morris  Drew Sanguillen  David Shou  Jennifer Zou

Instructor Rebecca Evans

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.




NC Mutual"Soul & Service": The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, 115 Years and Counting

This Durham institution is the nation's oldest and largest insurance company with roots in the African American community. The photos and documents featured in the presentation were drawn from the North Carolina Mutual Company Archives, jointly held by the Rubenstein Library and the University Archives and Records Special Collections at North Carolina Central University. 

 Start: October 24, 2013| End: December 20, 2013| The Porch of the Center for Documentary Studies