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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 

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


Duke Dance Marathon  February 2015 

This exhibit aims to spread awareness of childhood illness in our local community and to share information about the Duke Dance Marathon that raises money for Duke Children’s Hospital. The display includes pictures and stories of local children who all suffer from pediatric illness. 


Campus Club Exhibit Wall   

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

Me Too Monologues February 2015

Me Too Monologues is an annual show about identity, written, performed, and produced by members of the Duke community. Past year’s performances included monologues about sexuality, class, gender, religion, nationality, family, and community. This exhibit, curated by students from Me Too Monologues and is inspired by the tumblr page “PostSecret”. Duke student's secrets are on display. 


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.