Library Exhibits


Library Exhibits: Fall 2018 / Winter 2019

Library Exhibit, Fall 2018

Frankenstein Anniversary Exhibit

United Methodist Archives and History Center

Why has Mary Shelley’s novel about the reanimation of the dead become a cultural phenomenon? This exhibit curated by Head of Special Collections Brian Shetler and Special Collections Associate Candace Reilly highlights the impact Shelley’s novel has made on literature, society, and culture. Featuring materials from Drew University’s Special Collection such as comic books, rare books, manuscripts, and objects that were inspired by Frankenstein’s monster this exhibit brings to life Shelley’s novel in a haunting and riveting way!

Library Exhibit, Winter 2019

New York Semester on Contemporary Art: The First Decade, 1967-1977

Curated by Prof. Kim Rhodes and Shayna Miller, this exhibition traces the early history of Drew’s pathbreaking New York Semester on Contemporary Art. Founded in 1967 by artist and writer Lee Hall (1934-2017), the program is currently co-directed and taught by Kimberly Rhodes (art history) and Lee Arnold (studio art). Archival materials, photographs, and ephemera in the exhibit will trace the genesis of the program and its unique use of New York City museums, galleries, and artists’ studios as experiential learning venues alongside the development of SoHo as an important site for the creation and exhibition of contemporary art.

January 31, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Opening Reception for New York Art Semester Exhibit
Location: Methodist Archives
Speakers: Kim Rhodes and Shayna Miller
The exhibit curators will discuss their process of putting together the exhibit and share their insights about the importance of New York Art Semester on Contemporary Art.