Past Exhibits



Global Expressions of Classical Islam

May 1, 2017 – June 1, 2017

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Royal India and The British

The Photography of Samuel Bourne & Raja Lala Deen Dayal

April 4, 2017 – July 22, 2017

Mary Duke Biddle Room

NeuroDIVERSITY and Inclusion

An exhibition of creative activism projects by Duke students

April 1, 2017 – May 1, 2017

Student Wall

Life Stories

April 1, 2017 – May 1, 2017

Student Wall

A Sound Mind in a Sound Body

Health Advice for Scholars and Students

March 28, 2017 – July 14, 2017

Josiah Charles Trent History of Medicine Room

There’s Content

Five Years of the Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts

March 3, 2017 – June 20, 2017

Rubenstein Photography Gallery

Capturing the Moment

Centuries of the Passover Haggadah

February 23, 2017 – June 11, 2017

The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery

To Market, To Market!

Urban Street Food Culture Around the Globe

February 7, 2017 – March 30, 2017

Student Wall

HIV self portraits

February 1, 2017 – March 1, 2017

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Cross-Cultural Encounters

December 1, 2016 – February 1, 2017

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Health Humanities Lab-Global health humument

November 28, 2016 – February 1, 2017

Student Wall

Maria de Bruyn Papers

World AIDS Day exhibit

November 26, 2016 – March 10, 2017

Josiah Charles Trent History of Medicine Room

“Agencies Prefer Men!”

The Women of Madison Avenue

November 10, 2016 – March 10, 2017

Islam in the Americas

November 1, 2016 – December 1, 2016

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Wave the Flag

October 29, 2016 – February 26, 2017

Rubenstein Photography Gallery

50 Years of Lemurs at Duke

October 20, 2016 – February 19, 2017

The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery

Duke Engage Photography Showcase

October 1, 2016 – November 1, 2016

Student Wall

Graduate School anniversary

October 1, 2016 – November 1, 2016

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

A Delicate Balance

Understanding the Four Humors

August 18, 2016 – November 23, 2016

Josiah Charles Trent History of Medicine Room

The Common Ground We Meet Upon

Music Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

August 1, 2016 – November 1, 2016

Mary Duke Biddle Room

Boccaccio and the Genealogy of Stories

July 20, 2016 – October 16, 2016

The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery

The Tomb in the Corner of the Garden

Selections from the Picture File

July 1, 2016 – October 20, 2016

Rubenstein Photography Gallery

Worth the Paper It’s Printed On

The Economists’ Papers Archive

June 1, 2016 – August 1, 2016

Sperling Family Exhibit Cases

Time Reopened

The Original Washington Duke Hotel's Time Capsule

April 11, 2016 – August 1, 2016

Sperling Family Exhibit Case

Graduate School Photo Contest

April 1, 2016 – August 1, 2016

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Faith in Action

In the Footsteps of Abraham Joshua Heschel

March 18, 2016 – July 29, 2016

Mary Duke Biddle Room

An Iconic Identity

Stories and Voices of Duke University Chapel

March 11, 2016 – June 19, 2016

The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery

Where We Live

A North Carolina Portrait

March 5, 2016 – June 26, 2016

Rubenstein Photography Gallery

Heralding the Way to a New World

Exploring Women in Science and Medicine Through the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection

January 19, 2016 – May 23, 2016

Michael and Karen Stone Family Gallery

Malignant Fever

Benjamin Rush and the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia

January 4, 2016 – March 11, 2016

Mary Duke Biddle Room

WISER

December 1, 2015 – August 1, 2016

Student Wall

Intimate Gestures

Handmade Books by William Gedney

November 12, 2015 – March 1, 2016

The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery

Aunties

The Seven Summers of Alevtina and Ludmila

November 7, 2015 – February 28, 2016

Rubenstein Photography Gallery

Dreamers and Dissenters

Selections from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

September 30, 2015 – December 13, 2015

Mary Duke Biddle Room

American Beginnings, featuring the Bay Psalm Book

September 30, 2015 – November 30, 2015

Michael and Karen Stone Family Gallery

Sidney D. Gamble in China, 1908-1932

Photographs from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

August 24, 2015 – November 1, 2015

Rubenstein Photography Gallery

Languages of Anatomy

From Vesalius to the Digital Age

August 24, 2015 – November 8, 2015

The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery

What I Be Project at Duke

June 24, 2015

Student Wall

Duke Groups

Student Organizations at Duke University from 1846 to the present

April 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015

Campus Club Exhibit Wall

The Construction Disruption

April 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015

Student Wall

Duke Dance Marathon

February 1, 2015 – February 28, 2015

Student Wall

Me Too Monologues

February 1, 2015 – February 28, 2015

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

The Maid Project

December 6, 2014 – February 1, 2015

Student Wall

Rilke's roses

December 1, 2014 – February 3, 2015

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Cross-Cultural Encounters

December 1, 2014 – February 3, 2015

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

John Hope Franklin

Imprint of An American Scholar

October 18, 2014 – May 10, 2015

Perkins Gallery

36th Annual Duke Employee Art Show

August 29, 2014 – September 30, 2014

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Queering Duke History

August 14, 2014 – December 14, 2014

Perkins Gallery

Women's and Queer Zines

July 1, 2014 – August 24, 2014

Hubbard Case

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen Manuscript, 1974

May 12, 2014 – June 27, 2014

Hubbard Case

Guardians of History

May 1, 2014 – August 20, 2014

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Global Expressions of Classical Islam

April 15, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Student Wall

Wiser-Women's Institute of Secondary Education

March 1, 2014 – May 1, 2014

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Unnatural Nature

February 1, 2014 – March 1, 2014

Student Wall

Cheap Thrills

The Highs and Lows of Paris's Cabaret Culture, 1880-1939

February 1, 2014 – May 1, 2014

Perkins Gallery

Nelson Mandela Photographic Exhibit

January 6, 2014 – February 15, 2014

The Duke Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Between the Lines

Comical Interpretations of the Nineteenth Century

November 1, 2013 – February 1, 2014

Student Wall

Soul & Service

The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, 115 Years and Counting

October 24, 2013 – December 20, 2013

Travelling exhibit

Outrageous Ambitions

How a One-Room Schoolhouse Became a Research University

October 14, 2013 – February 16, 2014

Perkins Gallery

Recording the Anthropocene

July 16, 2013 – November 13, 2013

Perkins Gallery

Everyday Objects Transformed by the Conflict

May 1, 2013 – August 1, 2013

Student Wall

Botanical Treasures from Duke's Hidden Library

April 10, 2013 – July 14, 2013

Perkins Gallery

Street Exposure

The Photographs of Ronald Reis

March 13, 2013 – May 17, 2013

Rubenstein Hallway Gallery

POST THIS UP!

March 5, 2013 – May 17, 2013

Rare Bookroom Hallway Cases

Mapping the City

A Stranger's Guide

December 15, 2012 – March 18, 2013

Perkins Gallery

A Mockery of Justice

Caricature and the Dreyfus Affair

December 12, 2012 – March 9, 2013

Rubenstein Hallway Gallery

The Road to Desegregation at Duke

December 5, 2012 – March 3, 2013

Rare Book Room Hallway Cases

Documenting the Politics of Food

Photographs from the Rubenstein Library Collections

August 10, 2012 – December 10, 2012

Rubenstein Photography Gallery

SAF: Student Action With Farmworkers

20 Years of Growing Farmworker Activists

August 9, 2012 – December 9, 2012

Perkins Gallery

The Art of SAF

How Student Action with Farmworkers Use the Arts in Education and Advocacy

August 9, 2012 – December 9, 2012

Rare Book Room Hallway Cases

Keep All You Wish

The Photographs of Hugh Mangum

May 30, 2012 – November 20, 2012

Center for Documentary Studies, Lyndhurst Gallery

Randolph Bezzant Holmes Photographs, 1910-1919

Northern India and the North-West Frontier Province

May 7, 2012 – August 6, 2012

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

What Does Your Doctor Know?

Exploring the History of Physician Education from Early Greek Theory to the Practice of Duke Medicine

April 18, 2012 – July 29, 2012

Perkins Gallery

From Blackface to Blaxploitation

Representations of African Americans in Film

April 4, 2012 – July 29, 2012

Rare Book Room hallway cases

Charles Dickens

200 Years of Commerce and Controversy

February 1, 2012 – April 1, 2012

Rare Book Room Cases

Nation on the Move - The Puerto Rican Diaspora

Photographs by Frank Espada, 1963-1990

January 16, 2012 – April 29, 2012

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

I Recall the Experience Sweet and Sad

Memories of the Civil War

January 4, 2012 – April 15, 2012

Perkins Gallery

Looking In, Looking Out

Writing for the Public Eye

November 19, 2011 – January 6, 2012

Perkins Gallery

From Campus to Cockpit

Duke During World War II

October 26, 2011 – January 30, 2012

Rare Book Room Cases

Iraq | Perspectives

Photographs by Benjamin Lowy

October 24, 2011 – December 11, 2011

Rubenstein Gallery

Instruments of Torture

September 11, 2011 – March 1, 2012

Conservation Gallery

Language, Power, Stories, Words

an Exhibit from the Dorothy Allison Papers

August 19, 2011 – October 25, 2011

Rare Book Room Hallway Cases

The Life of Memorials

Manifestations of Memory at the Intersection of Public and Private

July 21, 2011 – October 16, 2011

Perkins Gallery

Future Fantasteek!

Zines and Sketchbooks by Jackie Batey

June 20, 2011 – October 7, 2011

Lilly Library

Flesh and Metal, Bodies and Buildings

Works from Jonathan Hyman’s Archive of 9/11 Vernacular Memorials

May 9, 2011 – October 16, 2011

Rubenstein Hallway Gallery

Look Boys and Girls!

Advertising to Children in the 20th Century

May 5, 2011 – August 7, 2011

Rare Book Room Hallway Cases

Student Mural

Perkins Library (2010-2011)

May 1, 2011 – May 1, 2013

"Old Perk" (Perkins Library, 2nd floor)

Animated Anatomies

The Human Body in Anatomical Texts from the 16th to 21st Centuries

April 7, 2011 – July 17, 2011

Perkins Gallery

Changing the Face of Medicine

February 14, 2011 – March 27, 2011

Duke Medical Center Library

Brave deeds are proudly spoken of

African American Military Service

February 1, 2011 – May 1, 2011

Rare Book Room Hallway Cases

Stefan Hoffmann

Visiting Artist Feb 2011

February 1, 2011 – May 1, 2013

"Old Perk" (Perkins Library, 2nd floor)

10 Projects

Analog to Digital

February 1, 2011 – March 15, 2011

Conservation Gallery

Philanthropist, Environmentalist, Collector

Doris Duke and Her Estates

January 13, 2011 – April 3, 2011

Perkins Gallery

On the Migrant Trail

Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Border

December 1, 2010 – January 1, 2011

Perkins Student Wall

Photographs by Amy Cotter

November 3, 2010 – December 1, 2010

Student Wall

To Keep the Future Worthy of the Past

October 13, 2010 – January 30, 2011

Rubenstein Gallery

Mastering Craft

Interpreting Historic Bookbindings

October 13, 2010 – January 1, 2011

Conservation Gallery

Book + Art

Artists' books from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture

October 12, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Perkins Gallery

Deena Stryker

Photographs of Cuba, 1963-1964

August 20, 2010 – December 12, 2010

Rubenstein Gallery

"As Far As Possible from Forgetfulness"

The Trinity College Historical Society

August 3, 2010 – October 10, 2010

Perkins Gallery

10 Years, 10 Treatments

An exhibit of conservation treatments from the Duke University Libraries Conservation Laboratory

July 15, 2010 – October 1, 2010

Rubenstein Gallery

Illustrating the Hebrew Bible

April 12, 2010 – July 31, 2010

Perkins Gallery

The Power of Refined Beauty

Photographing Society Women for Pond's, 1920s-1950s

April 5, 2010 – August 22, 2010

Rubenstein Gallery

Performing Identities

An Investigation on Race and Gender through Dance

March 1, 2010 – January 15, 2011

Old Perk Gallery

Abusing Power

Satirical Journals from the Special Collections Library

February 23, 2010 – April 11, 2010

Perkins Gallery

Bald Head Island Conservancy

February 1, 2010 – April 1, 2010

Student Wall

Beyond Cities

February 1, 2010 – April 1, 2010

Old Perk Gallery

Haiti

Photographs by Gary Monroe and Documents from the Perkins Library Collection

February 1, 2010 – April 1, 2010

IAS Office Gallery

Mixed Blood

Conservation Work and Decision-Making in Support of the Study of Racial History

January 27, 2010 – April 1, 2010

Conservation Gallery

Cedric Chatterley

Photographs of Honeyboy Edwards, 1991-1996

January 18, 2010 – March 28, 2010

Rubenstein Gallery

Conscience of a Nation

John Hope Franklin on African-American History

January 1, 2010 – March 1, 2010

Rare Book Room Cases

"I Take Up My Pen"

British Women Writers in the Nineteenth Century

December 15, 2009 – February 21, 2010

Perkins Gallery

Sustainability at Duke

Leave your mark not your footprint

October 19, 2009 – December 14, 2009

Perkins Gallery

Insects of the Duke Campus

October 7, 2009 – November 18, 2009

Student Wall

What is Jazz?

Selections from the Jazz Archive at Duke University

October 1, 2009 – January 1, 2010

Rare Book Room Cases

The Bathers

Photographs by Jennette Williams

September 8, 2009 – December 13, 2009

Rubenstein Gallery

The Sea is History

August 18, 2009 – October 18, 2009

Perkins Gallery

Beyond Beauty

Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library

July 1, 2009 – October 1, 2009

Nasher Art Museum

Popular Medicine

July 1, 2009 – September 1, 2009

Medical Center Library

The Art of Protest

July 1, 2009 – September 1, 2009

Rare Book Room Cases

Chinese Paintings from the Kingdom of Min

May 12, 2009 – August 16, 2009

Perkins Gallery

William Gedney & Paul Kwilecki

April 6, 2009 – August 30, 2009

Rubenstein Gallery

Reconciling All Things

March 20, 2009 – May 1, 2009

Divinity School

The Presidential Image

An exhibit in honor of the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln

February 1, 2009 – March 1, 2009

Special Collections Hallway Cases

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Hanes' Dream, Sarah's Gift, Our Treasure

February 1, 2009 – May 1, 2009

Perkins Gallery

The New Road

I-26 and the Footprints of Progress

January 1, 2009 – March 1, 2009

Rubenstein Gallery

"How full of life those days seemed"

New Approaches to Art, Literature, Sexuality, and Society in Bloomsbury

December 1, 2008 – March 30, 2009

Perkins Gallery

Holocaust Remembrance

December 1, 2008 – March 1, 2009

Student Wall

7 Elections that Changed U.S. History

October 11, 2008 – December 14, 2008

Perkins Gallery

Not Just Mad Men

Real Advertising Careers of the 1960s

October 1, 2008 – February 28, 2009

Rare Book Room Hall Cases

Pivotal Books/Personal Reflections

August 11, 2008 – October 9, 2008

Perkins Gallery

Olive Pierce

Forty Years of Photographs (1963-2003)

August 4, 2008 – December 14, 2008

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Songs of Glory, Songs of Sorrow

The Civil War in Music

July 1, 2008 – October 1, 2008

Rare Book Room Hall Cases

Then & Now

Eight South African Photographers

March 31, 2008 – July 27, 2008

Rubenstein Gallery

Near the Cross

Photographs from the Mississippi Delta

January 14, 2008 – March 23, 2008

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Danny Wilcox Frazier - Driftless

Photographs from Iowa

November 5, 2007 – December 16, 2007

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Day of the Dead at Duke University Libraries

October 30, 2007 – November 5, 2007

Perkins Gallery

Neither Model Nor Muse

Women and Artistic Expression

October 22, 2007 – May 31, 2008

Old Perk

Close To Home

Photographs by Margaret Sartor

August 7, 2006 – December 12, 2006

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Carl Mydans

Photographs, 1935-1958

April 3, 2006 – July 30, 2006

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Maxwell Did It!

Photographing the Atlantic City Boardwalk, 1920s-1950s

January 11, 2006 – March 26, 2006

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Steven Smith

Photographs of the Suburban West

November 7, 2005 – December 14, 2005

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Night Vision

Photographs of William Gedney and Lynn Saville

August 8, 2005 – October 30, 2005

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

James Karales

Photographs 1956-1969

April 11, 2005 – July 31, 2005

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Comic Book Cultures

March 3, 2005 – May 16, 2005

Perkins Gallery

Early Comic Strips 1898-1916

January 14, 2005 – April 3, 2005

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Mel Rosenthal

Photographs from In the South Bronx of America

August 2, 2004 – December 12, 2004

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Larry Schwarm

On Fire

October 1, 2003 – October 31, 2003

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Alex Harris Photographs, 1998-2000

Images from the Duke University Special Collections Library

September 1, 2003 – September 30, 2003

Special Collections Hallway Gallery

Bassett Affair

January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2003

Online

America Votes

Presidential Campaign Memorabilia from the Duke University Special Collections Library

January 1, 2000 – December 31, 2000

Online

Guido Mazzoni Pamphlet Collection Exhibit

A Renaissance at Duke

January 1, 1996 – December 31, 1996

Online

Still Going On

Celebrating the life and times of William Grant Still

January 1, 1995 – December 31, 1995

Third Person, First Person

Slave Voices From The Special Collections Library

January 1, 1995 – December 31, 1995

Portraits in the Gothic Reading Room

January 1, 1985 – December 31, 1985

Gothic Reading Room

The Chronicle

October 1, 1959

Online

Above the Rim

January 1, 1906 – December 31, 1906